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Krista J. Kesselring

Krista J. Kesselring

The CHA Journal Prize ( The best article from #1 and #2 issues)


Krista J. Kesselring. “‘Negroes of the Crown’: The Management of Slaves Forfeited by Grenadian Rebels, 1796-1831” Journal of the Canadian Historical Association vol. 22, no 2 (2011): 1-29.

In her excellent article, Krista J. Kesselring studies the manner in which British officials dealt with and disposed of a group of Crown slaves forfeited by the Grenadian rebels of 1746-1796, from their acquisition through to their emancipation in 1831. Based on meticulous research, contextual breadth, depth of historiographical perspective and sophisticated analysis, this article offers an examination of British policy in regards to slavery that is both rigorous and nuanced.