The jews of eighteenth-century jamaica: A testamentary history of a diaspora in transition

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherYale University Press
Number of pages285
ISBN (Electronic)9780300238815
StatePublished - May 1 2020

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