Architecture and Empire in Jamaica by Louis Nelson

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 deals 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, along with enormous quantities of the author’s personal photos and drawings, Louis P. Nelson examines surviving structures and archival documents to write down a social background of architecture.
Nelson starts off with an summary of the structure of the West African slave exchange then strikes to chapters framed round forms of structures and landscapes, together with the Jamaican plantation panorama and fortified homes to the structure of loose 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 move of capital and makes particular the cloth, financial, and political networks round the Atlantic. 

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