chapter  III
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Jamaica, 1865: the turning point

WITHIN the last few years Eric; Williams' book, British Historians and the West Indies, Bernard Semmel's The Governor Eyre Controversy and others have served to reveal the virulence of race prejudice in mid-nineteenth-century Britain.2 After an examination of Victorian attitudes to American racial problems, these findings are not startling" though the temper of Dr Williams's brief study will doubtkss offend some, and does tend to overlook the opinions of British philanthropists.