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al-Sadiqa, Abu Bakr, Scherife of Timbuctoo (1835)

Nicole Aljoe X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractThe Narrative of Abu Bakr al-Sadiqa (also known as Edward Donlan), came into being after British magistrate, Robert Madden while at a Jamaica market happened to see al-Sadiqa write his […]

Anon, A Speech Made by a Black of Guardaloupe (1709)

Liz Polcha X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. Abstract“A Speech Made by a Black of Guardaloupe” was published in London in 1709 alongside an open letter, “A Letter from a Merchant at Jamaica To A Member of Parliament, […]

Clara, The Narrative of Clara: In The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies, Edwards (1793)

William Bond X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractAll details concerning the life of Clara are contained within a long footnote to Bryan Edwards’s 1793 History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies. The […]

Cudjoe, The Narrative of Cudjoe: In The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies, Edwards (1793)

William Bond X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractThe narrative of “Cudjoe” appears alongside another embedded narrative, “Clara,” in a footnote to Bryan Edwards’s 1793 The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies. […]

Edgeworth, Maria, Grateful Negro and Manufacturers (1865)

ecdaTeam X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractMaria Edgeworth (1 January 1768 – 22 May 1849) was a prolific Anglo-Irish writerl. These two fictional short stories were written by Maria Edgeworth in 1804 and 1796, respectively. The two […]

Edgeworth, Maria, Grateful Negro and the Birthday Present (1874)

ecdaTeam X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractMaria Edgeworth (1 January 1768 – 22 May 1849) was a prolific Anglo-Irish writer. These two fictional short stories were written by Maria Edgeworth in 1804 and 1796, respectively. The two […]

Edwards, Bryan, History Civil and Commercial of the British Colonies in the West Indies (1793) Vol1

William Bond X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractBryan Edwards (1743-1800) born in England, Edwards moved to Jamaica in 1759, where he  inherited and owned seven Jamaican plantations. He entered politics and served in the Jamaican Parliament for […]

Edwards, Bryan, History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies (1793) vol2

William Bond X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractBryan Edwards’s The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies was first published in 1792 in two volumes – in London by John Stockdale and […]

Grainger, James, The Sugar Cane: a Poem in Four Books (1764)

William Bond X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. Abstract James Grainger’s The Sugar-Cane was first published in 1764 in London by R. and J. Dodsley. Grainger was born in the early 1720s in Duns, Berwickshire on the Scottish […]

Hall, Florence (Akeiso), Memoir of Florence Hall (circa 1810)

Nicole Aljoe X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. Abstract“The Memoir of Florence Hall” is four, hand-written pages long. The narrative is undated and unsigned. It is presented as a first person account of the experience of the capture […]

Lewis, Matthew, West India Proprietor (1834)

ecdaTeam X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractJournal of a West India proprietor: kept during a residence in the Island of Jamaica was written by Matthew Gregory Lewis during his first journey to his plantations in Jamaica in […]

Long, Edward, History of Jamaica (1774) vol1

Dania Dwyer X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractFirst published by T. Lowndes in London in 1774, Edward Long’s History of Jamaica is considered to be a seminal work in Caribbean historiography. The three-volume work provides a comprehensive […]

Long, Edward, the History of Jamaica (1774) Vol2

Dania Dwyer X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. Abstract First published by T. Lowndes in London in 1774, Edward Long’s History of Jamaica is considered to be a seminal work in Caribbean historiography. The three-volume work provides a […]

Long, Edward, the History of Jamaica (1774) Vol3

Dania Dwyer X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. Abstract First published by T. Lowndes in London in 1774, Edward Long’s History of Jamaica is considered to be a seminal work in Caribbean historiography. The three-volume work provides a […]

Lynch, Theodora, Wonders of the West Indies (1856)

ecdaTeam X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractTheodora Elizabeth Lynch (1812–1886) was an English poet and novelist, who grew up in Jamaica on a large slave-worked plantation. According to the narrator, this novel represents “a long life of […]

Lynch, Theodora, Years Ago (1865)

ecdaTeam X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractTheodora Elizabeth Lynch (1812–1886) was an English poet and novelist. She published this coming of age novel, or Bildungsroman, in 1865. It takes place in Jamaica and is partially based on […]

Moseley, Benjamin, Medical Tracts (1800)

ecdaTeam X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractPublished in 1800, this medical text is the second edition of physician Benjamin Moseley’s Treatise on medical conditions that were common in the West Indies. The Treatise contains eight sections that […]

Olaudah, Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano (1793)

Max Dodge-Harkins X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. Abstract The Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano recounts the story, of a young man who was born in Eboe province in present day Nigeria, and was taken to England at […]

Olaudah, Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano (1794)

Max Dodge-Harkins X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. Abstract The Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano recounts the story, of a young man who was born in Eboe province in present day Nigeria, and was taken to England at […]

Thomson, James, Diseases (1820)

ecdaTeam X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractPublished in 1820, this medical treatise was written by physician James Thomson, M.D. It describes common diseases found on the island of Jamaica and contains information about the signs, symptoms, and […]

Warner, Ashton, the Narrative of Ashton Warner (1831)

Nicole Aljoe X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractPublished in March 1831, Negro Slavery Described by a Negro details the experiences of Ashton Warner of St. Vincent. It was transcribed by Susannah Strickland, the same woman who transcribed […]

William, Earle Jr., Obi; or, the History of Three-Fingered Jack (1804)

Liz Polcha X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractWilliam Earle Jr.’s epistolary novel, Obi was first published in 1800 by Earle and Hemet in London. According to Srinivas Aravamudan, little is known about the life of William Earle […]

Williams, Cynric R, Hamel: The Obeah Man (1827) vol1

ecdaTeam X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. Abstract A gothic novel in two volumes, Hamel, The Obeah Man was first published anonymously in 1827. The novel is set in early nineteenth-century Jamaica, and tells the story of the […]

Williams, Cynric R, Hamel: The Obeah Man (1827) vol2

ecdaTeam X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractA gothic novel in two volumes,Hamel,The Obeah Man was first published anonymously in 1827. The Novel is set in early nineteenth-century Jamaica, and tells the story of the events leading up […]

Williams, Cynric, Jamaica Tour (1826)

David Medina Abstract Add Bookmark You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. Scholarly Introduction Help inform the study of this item by contributing to its Scholarly Introduction! … Continue Reading … Learn more about this archival item by visiting the scholarly introduction page. Find additional sources and opportunities for contributing to this […]

Williams, James, Narrative of Events (1837)

ecdaTeam X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractThe full title of this narrative is A Narrative of Events Since the First of August, 1834, by James Williams, an Apprenticed Labourer in Jamaica. In 1834, the UK sought the […]

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