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Tacky's Revolt review: Britain, Jamaica, slavery and an early fight for freedom


Vincent Brown’s military history sheds precious light on a brutally suppressed revolt which paved the road to abolition

By 1690, Jamaica was the jewel of Britain’s American possessions. An economy largely based on the production of sugar brought wealth and led to the beginnings of an imperial system.

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