Kenneth Bilby
Bilby, Kenneth
Bilby, Kenneth
United States of America
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Description: Art and Emancipation in Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Belisario and His Worlds
Jamaica hangs in a nervous state of suspension. It is the mid-1830s. The abolitionists have triumphed, and slavery is on the way out. Although the colony no longer seems vulnerable to massive revolts like the “Christmas Uprising” that shook the island at the beginning of the decade, a definite edginess remains. Emancipation was declared in 1834, but many of the enslaved have yet to be...
PublisherYale Center for British Art
Related print edition pages: pp.121-133