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Scripts for slavery’s endings
Anita Rupprecht

disarray and his six hundred slaves on the verge of rebellion. According to his account of his experience, he spent his time, and definitely extremely nervously, attempting to re-establish his paternalistic sovereignty over his bondsmen and women. Like so many other colonial reformers, he cast the project of reinforcing labour hierarchies as an effort in ‘conciliation’ between himself and his workforce. He developed management techniques that were designed to restore productive order by eliciting the appropriately subordinating sentiments of his labourers: gratitude

in Emancipation and the remaking of the British imperial world
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Mapping the contours of the British World
Kent Fedorowich and Andrew S. Thompson

and Globalisation ; M. Harper and S. Constantine, Migration and Empire , Companion Series, Oxford History of the British Empire (Oxford, 2010). For labour markets, labour hierarchies and trade unions, see J. Hyslop, ‘The Imperial Working Class Makes Itself “White”: White Labourism in Britain, Australia and South Africa before the First World War’, Journal of

in Empire, migration and identity in the British world