Catherine Hall
 
Hall, Catherine
Hall, Catherine
United States of America
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Description: Art and Emancipation in Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Belisario and His Worlds
This essay sets the scene for Isaac Mendes Belisario’s life and work by exploring the intimate interconnections between Britain, Jamaica, and the wider British Empire in the troubled decades of the 1820s and 1830s. Its focus is on white society in Jamaica and its symbiotic relation to the “mother country.” It first tells the story of an Anglo-Jamaican family, the Barretts, and...