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Items and Projects tagged as Caribbean (West Indies):

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, […]

Asa-Asa, Louis, Narrative of Louis Asa-Asa (1831)

Greg Lum X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. Abstract     Narrative of Louis Asa-Asa, A Captured African was first published in 1831 in the supplement to The History of Mary Prince. Thomas Pringle, the secretary of the Anti-Slavery […]

Ashy, Narrative of Ashy; from Narratives of Ashy and Sibell (1799)

Josephine Sloman X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractThe Narratives of Ashy and Sibell is a compilation of two short first-person, oral accounts given by Ashy and Sibell, two African-born enslaved women in Barbados. Their narratives were originally […]

Bell, Henry, A Witch’s Legacy (1893)

ecdaTeam X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractThis novel was published in London, England by William Clowes and Sons in 1893, and is divided into twelve chapters. Sir Henry Hesketh Joudou Bell (1864–1952) was a British colonial administrator […]

Bell, Henry, Obeah: Witchcraft in the West Indies (1893)

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 London by Sampson Lowe Marston and Company in 1893, this second edition of Obeah, Witchcraft in the West Indies was written by Hesketh Bell. Sir Henry Hesketh Joudou Bell […]

Bon Saam, Moses, Speech of Moses Bon Saam (1735)

ecdaTeam X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractThe Speech of Moses Bon Saam is a revolutionary speech addressed to enslaved natives of the West Indies. Some if its prominent themes include warfare, technology, and Native Caribbean sovereignty. This […]

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. AbstractThese two fictional short stories were written by Maria Edgeworth. Edgeworth was one of the first realist writers in children’s literature and was a significant figure in the evolution of the […]

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. AbstractThese two fictional short stories were written by Maria Edgeworth and published together in 1874. Edgeworth was one of the first realist writers in children’s literature and was a significant figure […]

Edwards, Bryan, Historical Survey of the French Colony in the Island of St. Domingo (1797)

ecdaTeam X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractThe following item’s full title “An Historical Survey of the French Colony in the Island of St. Domingo A Short Account of its Ancient Government, Political State, Population, Productions, and Exports; […]

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’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 […]

Edwards, Bryan, History Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies (1798)

ecdaTeam X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractEdwards divided the two-volume History into six books, each book consisting of four to five chapters with appendices. The first book describes indigenous people of the Caribbean, as well as the […]

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 […]

Grainger, James, West India Diseases (1764)

David Medina X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractAccording to Thomas Krise, Grainger’s Essay became the standard reference work for West Indian diseases and treatment immediately after its publication. The same Edinburgh publishing house, Mundell & Son, printed […]

Grainger, James, West India Diseases (1802)

David Medina X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractJames Grainger (c. 1721 – 1767) a Scottish doctor, poet, and translator first published An Essay on the More Common West-Indian Diseases; in 1764. Grainger’s Essay covers a wide range […]

Great Britain Board of Trade, Report of the Lords of the Committee of Council, 11th of February 1788 (1789) Part1

Liz Polcha X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractThe Board of Trade, formerly the Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations, delivered this report to the British House of Commons as “the outcome of the first parliamentary enquiry into […]

Great Britain Board of Trade, Report of the Lords of the Committee of Council, 11th of February 1788 (1789) Part2

Liz Polcha X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractThe Board of Trade, formerly the Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations, delivered this report to the British House of Commons as “the outcome of the first parliamentary enquiry into […]

Great Britain Board of Trade, Report of the Lords of the Committee of Council, 11th of February 1788 (1789) Part3

Liz Polcha X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractThe Board of Trade, formerly the Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations, delivered this report to the British House of Commons as “the outcome of the first parliamentary enquiry into […]

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 […]

Hill, john, The Adventures of Mr. George Edwards, a Creole (1751)

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 1751, this fictional narrative written by John Hill is divided into four short books. The first book describes the history and genealogy of the Edwards family and explicitly names […]

Hughes, Griffith, Natural History of Barbados (1750) vol1

ecdaTeam X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractThe Reverend Griffith Hughes (1707–c.1758), was a Welsh naturalist and author. Hughes wrote The Natural History of Barbados, which included the first description of the grapefruit, which Hughes called “The Forbidden […]

Hughes, Griffith, Natural History of Barbados (1750) vol2

ecdaTeam X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractThe Reverend Griffith Hughes (1707–c.1758), was a Welsh naturalist and author. Hughes wrote The Natural History of Barbados, which included the first description of the grapefruit, which Hughes called “The Forbidden […]

Joanna, Narrative of Joanna; an Emancipated Slave, of Surinam (1838)

Liz Polcha X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractBased on John Gabriel Stedman’s Narrative of a Five Year Expedition Against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam (1796), the 1838 version of Stedman’s travel narrative focuses on Joanna, Stedman’s enslaved […]

Kalm, Peter, Travels into North America (1770) vol1

ecdaTeam X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractPeter Kalm (6 March 1716 – 16 November 1779) was a Swedish-Finnish explorer, botanist, naturalist, and agricultural economist. He has been cited as one of the most important apostles of Carl […]

Kalm, Peter, Travels into North America (1770) vol2

ecdaTeam X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractPeter Kalm (6 March 1716 – 16 November 1779) was a Swedish-Finnish explorer, botanist, naturalist, and agricultural economist. He has been cited as one of the most important apostles of Carl […]

Lee, Hannah Farnham Sawyer, The Memoir of Pierre Toussaint (1854)

Liz Polcha X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractThe Memoir of Pierre Toussaint by Hannah Farnham Sawyer Lee was published in Boston in 1854, a year after Pierre Toussaint’s death. Hannah Farnham Sawyer Lee, born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, […]

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 and was first published in London in 1834. Matthew Lewis […]

Ligon, Richard, True Exact History of the Island of Barbados (1657)

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 History was first published in 1657 in London by Humphrey Moseley, and was well received in England: writer and gardener, John Evelyn, in a diary entry in 1668, contrasted […]

Long, Edward, Candid Reflections (1772)

Lara Rose X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractCandid Reflections was published in London for the bookseller T. Lowndes in 1772 and sold for one shilling and six pence. Edward Long (1734-1813), who signed this text anonymously as […]

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 of the 19th century and the daughter of a Jamaican plantation owner who owned over 400 slaves. This novel, as Lynch […]

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 of the 19th century. She published this coming of age novel in 1865. This Bildungsroman takes place in Jamaica and is […]

Manzano, Juan Francisco, Poems (1840)

ecdaTeam X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractJuan Francisco Manzano (1797–1854) was born a slave in the Matanzas Province of Cuba. He began writing his autobiography while enslaved and obtained his freedom in 1836. After attaining his freedom, […]

Moseley, Benjamin, A Treatise on Sugar: With Miscellaneous Medical Observations (1800)

Kate Simpkins X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractA Treatise on Sugar is one of several treatises in which the English physician Benjamin Moseley traces Euro-centric geographical histories of plant cultivation in the Caribbean. This treatise, as the […]

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 […]

Phillpotts, Eden, Obiman (1893)

ecdaTeam X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractEden Phillpotts was an English author, poet, and dramatist born in 1862 in British India. He was a prolific writer who published many short stories, novels, and plays. The Obiman is […]

Prince, Mary, The History of Mary Prince (1831)

William Bond X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractMary Prince was born into slavery in 1788 in Devonshire Parish, Bermuda. In The History of Mary Prince, A West Indian Slave Related by Herself, Prince recounts her life as […]

Sessarakoo, William, The Royal African (1749)

ecdaTeam X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractThe Royal Prince presents itself as an account of Prince William Sessarakoo’s life as both a slave and a popular nobleman abroad. Published in London in 1749, its primary focuses lie […]

Sibell, Narrative of Sibell; from Narratives of Ashy and Sibell (1799)

Josephine Sloman X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractThe Narratives of Ashy and Sibell is a compilation of two short first-person, oral accounts given by Ashy and Sibell, two African-born enslaved women in Barbados. Their narratives were originally […]

Stedman, John Gabriel, Five Years Narrative (1796) vol1

Liz Polcha X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractIn 1771 John Gabriel Stedman, a Scots Brigade soldier who had served previously for eleven years in the Dutch military, volunteered to combat marooned escaped slaves in the Dutch colony […]

Stedman, John Gabriel, Narrative of a Five Year’s Expedition against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam (1796) Vol2

Liz Polcha X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractIn 1771 John Gabriel Stedman, a Scots Brigade soldier who had served previously for eleven years in the Dutch military, volunteered to combat marooned escaped slaves in the Dutch colony […]

Steele, Richard, Inkle and Yarico (1711)

ecdaTeam X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractThe supposedly factual narrative may have first appeared in Richard Ligon’s A True and Exact History of the Island of Barbadoes published in 1657. In this 1711 version, published in The […]

Steele, Richard, The Spectator Collection (1767)

ecdaTeam X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractThis pdf represents the 1711 issues of the London periodical, The Spectator, collected and published in Glasgow in 1767 by Richard Steele. Within this collection is the Story of Inkle and […]

The Collected Publications of The Prompter, Which Includes ” The Speech of Moses Bon Saam” (1734)

ecdaTeam X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractThe Speech of Moses Bon Saam is a revolutionary speech addressed to enslaved natives of the West Indies. Some if its prominent themes include warfare, technology and Native Caribbean self-worth. This […]

Thomas, John, Creole Grammar (1869)

ecdaTeam 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 the Chronicle Publishing office in Trinidad in 1869, this grammar book by John Jacob Thomas presents creole orthography, etymology, syntax, and interpretation of idioms. John Jacob Thomas was […]

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 disease found on the island of Jamaica and contains information about signs, symptoms, and treatments […]

Tonna, Charlotte, The System (1827)

ecdaTeam X Close ecda : : bookmarks Manage your ecda bookmarks and bookmark collections. You need to Login or Register to bookmark/favorite this content. AbstractCharlotte Tonna (1 October 1790 – 12 July 1846) was a popular Victorian English writer and novelist who wrote using the pen name Charlotte Elizabeth. First Published in 1827, The System: […]

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 […]

Wilkins, Marcella, Slaveson (1854)

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 England in 1854, this slave narrative set in Trinidad was written by Marcella Wilkins. In the introduction to this novel, Wilkins claims that began writing the book in 1840 […]

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. 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 a slave […]

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 a slave […]

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 Narrative of James Williams, an American Slave, Who Was for Several Years a Driver on a Cotton Plantation in Alabama. As the title suggests, […]

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Early Caribbean Literature: Narratives of the British West Indies (An Introduction to the Field)

Dania Dwyer, Northeastern University 2015. The field of Early Caribbean literature considers texts written in or about the Caribbean, written by natives or creoles who resided or were otherwise invested in the region during the period of slavery to the mid nineteenth century. Examination of the field reveals a wide array of genres, from letters to diaries and travelogues, but one fact is consistent: it is a body of literature grounded in empire and the imaginations of empire in the West Indies.

Introduction to the Early Caribbean Slave Narrative

The Early Caribbean Slave Narrative: An Introduction To read the full length essay by Nicole N. Aljoe that helped shape this curated exhibit please see, “Caribbean Slave Narratives.” In The Oxford Handbook of African American Slave Narratives. Ed. John Ernest. New York: Oxford University Press. As a genre, the slave narrative is often primarily associated […]

Obeah and the Early Caribbean Digital Archive (Atlantic Studies, Vol 12, 2015)

See Exhibit: Obeah and Atlantic Studies Abstract In conjunction with this special issue of Atlantic Studies, the Early Caribbean Digital Archive (ECDA) – developed at Northeastern University and available at ecdaproject.org – has created a collaborative archival project, “Obeah and the Caribbean.” This project consists, in part, of a digital exhibit of original obeah texts […]

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The Early Caribbean Slave Narrative

OverviewEarly Caribbeanist scholar Nicole N. Aljoe argues that “just as the institution [of slavery] itself was global, so too, was the genre.” Akin to the US slave narratives, testimony by enslaved people of the Caribbean operated as part of a complex transatlantic/hemispheric print network. While like the US narratives, however, the Caribbean narratives are intended […]

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Mapping the Early Caribbean Slave Narrative

See Also: the early Caribbean Slave Narrative exhibit Below is a map produced by colab scholar Lindi Nguyen (Northeastern University | Spring 2014), which maps spatial data on authors and publications related to early Caribbean Slave narratives> Lindi Nguyen: As an alternative way to navigate the Early Caribbean Slave Narrative Exhibit, we can use this […]

Mapping the History of Mary Prince

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