Verene A. Shepherd
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Jamaica and the debate over reparation for slavery
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in Emancipation and the remaking of the British imperial world
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Discussion of the theory and practise of reparations intensified following the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action of 2001 under the aegis of the UN World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance. In addition to the efforts of activist individuals and groups, some Caribbean states have taken up the reparations issue. This chapter by Verene Shepherd, a leading advocate of reparations in the Caribbean, examines the experience of the Jamaica Reparation Commission established in May 2009, relating it both to the historical treatment and punishment of enslaved women involved in the 1831/2 emancipation struggle and to the concerns of modern Jamaica in relation to Britain as former coloniser. It makes a powerful case for the continued retrieval and recognition of the evidence for domestic entrepreneurship and the agency of enslaved people as a corollary of the pursuit of reparations as a partial settlement of the past.

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