conditional emancipation

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Thus, British West Indian freedmen and -women were, by law, required to become apprentices following their conditional emancipation in 1834.
Having already situated the Cayman Islands [hereafter referred to collectively as Cayman] in the wider apprenticeship scheme throughout the British West Indies, I will now discuss the racial reality in Grand Cayman within the first six years of conditional emancipation that was proclaimed in 1834.
Jordan's idea in his groundbreaking work on slavery in the United States of America, "this study [has attempted] to answer a simple question: [w]hat were the attitudes of [prominent] men towards Negroes [during the first six years after conditional emancipation in Cayman?

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