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Scholarly Introduction

Contributed Scholarly Introduction: Bonsaam-Moses-Prompterspeech-1734

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Bonsaam-Moses-Prompterspeech-1734

Abstract

The 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 particular reprint appears in the collected publications of the periodical The Prompter, edited by Aaron Hill and published in London from 1734-1736. Within this collection is the speech of Moses Bon Saam, given on the occasion of the slave revolt in the West Indies, which was published in Issue 18 of the Prompter on Friday, January 10, 1735. This pdf represented the collected publications of the periodical The Prompter, edited by Aaron Hill and published in London from 1734-1736. Within this collection is the speech of Moses Bon Saam, given on the occasion of the slave revolt in the West Indies, which was published in Issue 18 of the Prompter on Friday, January 10, 1735. Bonsam's speech begins on page 46 of this pdf.

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Ditchfield, G.M. “Sharp, Granville (1735-1813), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004;

online edition, Sept 2012.

 

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Greene, Jack P. Evaluating Empire and Confronting Colonialism in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Cambridge University

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Keywords

Anti-Slavery Tracts, Early Caribbean Slave Narratives, Indigenous, Moses Bon Saam, Speeches

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Rose, Lara. An Introduction to Edward Long's Candid Reflections (1772).” The Early Caribbean Digital Archive. Northeastern University Digital Repository Service, 2016.

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