Contributed Bibliography: Reading List: Early Anglophone Caribbean Lit. and the Colonial Archive (Graduate Seminar)

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Reading List: Early Anglophone Caribbean Lit. and the Colonial Archive (Graduate Seminar)

Reading List: Early Anglophone Caribbean Lit. and the Colonial Archive (Graduate Seminar)

The following is a reading list for a graduate seminar on early Anglophone Caribbean Literature and the Colonial Archive.

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Anon. Jamaica, a Poem in Three Parts, Written in that Island, in the Year MDCCLXXVI. To Which Is Annexed, a Poetical

Epistle from the Author in that Island to a Friend in England. London: William Nicoll, 1777.

Anon. "Me Know No Law, Me Know No Sin." In J. B. Moreton, West India Customs and Manners. 1793.

Asa-Asa, Louis. NARRATIVE OF LOUIS ASA-ASA, A CAPTURED AFRICAN. In The History of Mary Prince, A West

Indian Slave. 1831.

Grainger, James. The Sugar-Cane. London: R. and J. Dodsley, 1764.Wright. Kingston, Jamaica: University of the West

Indies Press, 2002. (1839)

James, C L. R. The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution. New York: Vintage Books,

1963. Print.

Philip, Marlene NourbeSe. Zong! Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2011.

Prince, Mary. The History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave. Edited by Sara Salih. London: Penguin, 2004. (1831)

Sansay, Leonora, Michael J. Drexler. Secret History, Or, the Horrors of St. Domingo: And, Laura. Peterborough, Ont:

Broadview, 2007 (1808).

Shakespeare, William. The Tempest. 1611

“The Narratives of Ashy & Sibell.” 1799–1820. In Handler, Jerome. “Life Histories of Enslaved Africans in Barbados.”

Slavery and Abolition 19.1 (1998): 129–140.

The Speech of Moses Bon Saam” (1735)

The Speech of Mr. John Talbot Campo-Bell (1736)

Tryon, Thomas. Friendly Advice to the Gentlemen-Planters of the East and West Indies: In Three Parts. London: Printed

by Andrew Sowle, 1684.

Walcott, Derek. "What the Twilight Says," Dream on Monkey Mountain: And Other Plays. New York: Farrar, Straus and

Giroux, 1970. Print.

Williams, Franciscus. "To that most upright and valiant Man, GEORGE HALDANE, Esq. An Ode." In Edward Long's

History of Jamaica. 1774.

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