Nicholas Draper
Draper, Nicholas
Draper, Nicholas
United States of America
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Description: Art and Emancipation in Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Belisario and His Worlds
Under the 1833 Act that abolished slavery in most British colonies, the British government paid £20 million in “compensation” to the owners or mortgagees of enslaved men and women. Such compensation to slaveholders for the emancipation of the enslaved in Jamaica totalled £6 million, representing an average payment of some...
PublisherYale Center for British Art