-Susan Hall, H-Net Reviews. July, 2011
"...Watson's book makes an impressive contribution to scholarship on these works."
-Susan Hall,Cameron University
"Watson's study thus eloquently heeds its own caution: instead of reproducing the paranoid fantasies of white Creole slave masters and metropolitan abolitionists alike who saw slave conspiracies at every turn, scholars might limn a more realistic and less romantic-and thus balanced-interpretation of the mutually constitutive dynamic between Caribbean culture and British fiction across the nineteenth-century Atlantic world."
-Sean X. Goudie,Pennsylvania State University
"...some may argue against his reliance on imperial archives, he makes a commendable effort to read them against the grain and fill in some of the historical gaps that have hitherto been ignored."
-CHANDANI PATEL,University of Chicago
"While his book is part of the Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture series, Watson goes on to provide as much if not more a history of the nineteenth-century Caribbean, with an impressive immersion in colonial documents, missionary archives, local newspapers, and pamphlets to capture the quotidian details of a world in transformation."
-John M. Picker,Massachusetts Institute of Technology