By Louis Nelson

Through Creole homes and service provider shops to sugar fields and boiling homes, Jamaica performed a number one function within the formation of either the early smooth Atlantic global and the British Empire. Architecture and Empire in Jamaica bargains the 1st scholarly research of Jamaican structure within the lengthy 18th century, spanning approximately from the Port Royal earthquake of 1692 to Emancipation in 1838. during this richly illustrated examine, such as hundreds and hundreds of the author’s personal images and drawings, Louis P. Nelson examines surviving structures and archival documents to put in writing a social background of architecture.
Nelson starts with an summary of the structure of the West African slave alternate then strikes to chapters framed round kinds of constructions and landscapes, together with the Jamaican plantation panorama and fortified homes to the structure of unfastened blacks. He concludes with a attention of Jamaican structure in Britain. by way of connecting the structure of the Caribbean first to West Africa after which to Britain, Nelson lines the circulate of capital and makes specific the cloth, financial, and political networks round the Atlantic. 

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