English West Indies

Edited by Peter Brock

in Liberty and Conscience

Published in print April 2002 | ISBN: 9780195151220
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199870424 | DOI:
English West Indies

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Three documents are presented, with an introductory text, illustrating the treatment of Quakers as conscientious objectors in the West Indies (under English rule) in the second half of the seventeenth and early part of the eighteenth centuries. The documents relate to militia sufferings in Barbados, 1678–86, and Jamaica, 1683–91, and to alternative service and the Quakers of Antigua.

Keywords: Antigua; Barbados; conscientious objectors; English West Indies; history; Jamaica; pacifism; Quakers; West Indies

Chapter.  5515 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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