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Samantha Longman-Mills

The Psychological Trauma of Slavery: The Jamaican Case Study


There are few studies exploring the psychological impact of slavery on the Caribbean island of Jamaica. This review seeks to present a psychological frame- work to better understand the mental health of these abducted, enslaved, abused and traumatised African-Caribbean people. Their possible emotional states during and after slavery are interpreted with an emphasis being placed on the intergenera- tional transmission of their trauma. The psychology of reparation is also discussed.

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