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Mary Chamberlain

outcasts of a standard social system. 2 Of all the problems facing Barbados, race was the most pernicious and intractable. White people dominated the legislative chambers and courtrooms and owned most of the land and the major businesses. Rooted in the history of African slavery, race had become the external marker of status and the internal regulator

in Empire and nation-building in the Caribbean
Patrick O’Leary

river 4,000 feet (1,219 metres) long with twelve scouring sluices of twenty-feet (six-metre) span on its left, and with massive training works on its right. The supply channel which connected the works with the original inundation canal was eight miles long with a bed width of 108 feet (32.4 metres). A regulator allowed up to 8,000 cubic feet (226 cubic metres) of water per second to pass through

in Servants of the empire
The forging of European temporal identities
Giordano Nanni

different in this regard. Its creators appropriated the same seven-day cycle and infused it with Old Testament lore, according to the belief that God had created the world in six days and rested on the seventh. Backed by the authority of Biblical scripture, the seven-day ritual was subsequently institutionalised as the collective regulator of society, enshrined in the concept of the Sabbath (the word itself deriving

in The colonisation of time