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,
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
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.