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The Jews of Eighteenth-Century Jamaica : A Testamentary History of a Diaspora in Transition

By: Mirvis, Stanley

0300238819 / 9780300238815
Hardback
11/08/2020
Published 11/08/2020
United States
140 x 216 mm 304 pages
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An in-depth look at the Portuguese Jews of Jamaica and their connections to broader European and Atlantic trade networks Based on last wills and testaments composed by Jamaican Jews between 1673 and 1815, this book explores the social and familial experiences of one of the most critical yet understudied nodes of the Atlantic Portuguese Jewish Diaspora.

Stanley Mirvis examines how Jamaica's Jews put down roots as traders, planters, pen keepers, physicians, fishermen, and metalworkers, and reveals how their presence shaped the colony as much as settlement in the tropical West Indies transformed the lives of the island's Jews.

BIC:

1KJ Caribbean islands, 3JF c 1700 to c 1800, HBJK History of the Americas, HBLL Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, HBTB Social & cultural history, JFSR1 Jewish studies

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