Early Caribbean Slave Narratives Bibliography

Selected Websites

Suggested Reading

Anim-Addo, Joan. “Sister Goose’s Sisters: African-Caribbean Women’s Nineteenth Century Testimony.” Women: a cultural review. 15.1(2004): 35-57.

Austin, Allan. African Muslims in America: A Sourcebook. New York: Garland, 1984.

Beckles, Hilary McD. Centering Woman: Gender Discourses in Caribbean Slave Society. Princeton: Marcus Weiner, 1999.

Beckles, Hilary McD and Verene Shepherd, eds. Caribbean Slavery in the Atlantic World. Princeton: Marcus Weiner, 2000.

Beverley, John. Subalternity and Representation: Arguments in Cultural Theory. Durham: Duke UP 1999.

Brittin, Alice A. "The Making of Rigoberta Menchu: Testimonio and Self-Fashioning." Lucero: a Journal of Iberian & Latin American Studies. 4 (1993): 7-15.

Clarke, George Elliott."'This Is No Hearsay': Reading the Canadian Slave Narratives," Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada / Cahiers De La Société Bibliographique du Canada. 2005 43(1): 7-32.

Cooper, Helen M. "'Tracing the Route to England': Nineteenth-Century Caribbean Interventions into English Debates on Race and Slavery." The Victorians and Race. Ed. Shearer West. Aldershot, England: Scolar Press, 1996: 194-212.

Costanzo, Angelo. "African-Caribbean Narratives of British America." American Literary Study 19.2 (1993): 260-74.

---. “Methods, Elements, and Effects of Early Black Autobiography.” A/B: Auto/Biography Studies. 2.3 (Fall 1986): 5-20.

D'Costa, Jean. "Oral Literature, Formal Literature: The Formation of Genre in Eighteenth-Century Jamaica." Eighteenth-Century Studies 27.4 (1994): 663-76.

D'Costa, Jean and Lalla, Barbara. Language in Exile: Three Hundred Years of Jamaica Creole. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1990.

---, eds. Voices in Exile: Jamaican Texts of the 18th and 19th Centuries. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1992.

Davis, Charles T. and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Henry Louis, ed. The Slave's Narrative. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.

DeCosta, Elena. “Voices of Conscience: The Power of Language in the Latin American Testimonio.” Storytelling: Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Perspectives. Eds. Irene Maria F. Blayer and Monica Sanchez. New York: Peter Lang, 2002.

Dookhan, Isaac. A Pre-Emancipation History of the West Indies. Essex, UK: Longman, 1971.

Engerman, Stanley. “Some Economic and Demographic Comparisons of Slavery in the United States and the British West Indies.” Economic History Review. 29.2 (1976):258-275.

Gould, Philip. “Free Carpenter, Venture Capitalist: Reading the Lives of the Early Black Atlantic.” American Literary History. (12.4 Winter 2000): 559-684.

---. “The Rise, Development, and Circulation of the Slave Narrative.” Ed. Audrey Fisch. The African American Slave Narrative. Cambridge UK: Cambridge UP, 2007: 11-27.

Handler, Jerome. “Life Histories of Enslaved Africans in Barbados” Slavery and Abolition. 19.1. (1998): 129-140.

---. “Survivors of the Middle Passage: Life Histories of Enslaved Africans in British America.” Slavery and Abolition. 23.1 (April 2002):25-56.

Haynes, Rosetta. “Voice, Body and Collaboration: Construction of Authority in The History of Mary Prince.” The Literary Griot. 11.1 (Sping 1999): 18-32.

Hershatter, Gail. “The Subaltern Talks Back: Reflections on Subaltern Theory and Chinese History.” Positions. 1.1: 112-29.

Jackson, Richard L. "Slavery, Racism and Autobiography in Two Early Black Writers: Juan Francisco Manzano and Martin M. Delgado." Voices from Under: Black Narrative in Latin America and the Caribbean. Ed. William Luis. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1984.

Kadish, Doris Y. Slavery in the Francophone World: Distinct Voices, Forgotten Acts, Forged Identities. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2000.

Krise, Thomas W. “True Novel, False history: Robert Robertson’s Ventriloquized Ex-Slave in the The Speech of Mr. John Talbot Campo Bell (1736).” Early American Literature. Volume 30, 1995: 153-166

---, ed. Caribbeana: An Anthology of British Literature of the West Indies. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.

Krupat, Arnold. For Those Who Come After: A Study of Native American Autobiography. Berkeley: University of California Press 1985.

Lalla, Barbara. "Dungeons of the Soul: Frustrated Romanticism in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Literature of Jamaica." MELUS 21.3 (1996): 3-21.

Lazarus-Black, Mindie. Slaves, Masters, and Magistrates: Law and Politics of Resistance in the English-speaking Caribbean. American Bar Foundation Working Paper. Chicago: American Bar Foundation, 1991.

---. “John Grant’s Jamaica: Notes Toward a Reassessment of Courts in the Slavery Era.” Journal of Caribbean History, 27. 2(1993):144-59.

Ledent, Benedicte. "Remembering Slavery: History as Roots in the Fiction of Caryl Phillips and Fred D'Aguiar." The Contact and the Culmination. Ed. Marc Delrez and Benedicte Ledent. Liege, Belgium: L3-Liege Language and Literature, 1997: 271-80.

Lenta. “Speaking for the Slave: Britain and the Cape, 1751-1838.” Literator: Tydskrif vir Besondere en Vergelykende Taal- en Literatuurstudie/Journal of Literary Criticism, Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies, 20.1(1999 Apr): 103-17.

Levecq, Christine. "The Discourse of Slavery in the Dutch East Indies up to 1800: A Double Ideology." The Contact and the Culmination. Ed. Marc Delrez and Benedicte Ledent. Liege: L3-Liege Language and Literature, 1997: 305-19.

McBride, Dwight. Impossible Witnesses: Truth, Abolitionism, and Slave Testimony. New York: NYU Press 2001.

Mintz, Sidney. “Slave Life on Caribbean Sugar Plantations: Some Unanswered Questions.” Slave Cultures and the Cultures of Slavery. Ed. Steven Palmié. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1996: 12-22.

Mohammed, Patricia. "'But Most of All Mi Love Me Browning': The Emergence in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Jamaica of the Mulatto Woman as the Desired." Feminist Review i.65 (2000): 22-48.

Moreiras, Alberto. "The Aura of Testimonio." The Real Thing: Testimonial Discourse and Latin America. Ed. Georg M. Gugelberger. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1996: 192-24.

Murray, David. "Authenticity and Text in American Indian, Hispanic and Asian American Autobiography." First Person Singular: Studies in American Autobiography. Ed. Robert A. Lee. New York: St, Martin's Press, 1988: 177-97.

O'Callaghan, Evelyn. Women Writing the West Indies, 1804-1939: A Hot Place Belonging to Us. New York: Routledge, 2004.

---."Historical Fiction and Fictional History: Caryl Phillips's Cambridge." Journal of Commonwealth Literature 29.2 (1993): 34-47.

Paquet, Sandra Pouchet. “The Heartbeat of a West Indian Slave: The History of Mary Prince." African American Review 26.1 (1992): 131-46.

Rauwerda, A.M. “Naming, Agency, and a ‘Tissue of Falsehoods’ in The History of Mary Prince.” Victorian Literature and Culture. (2001): 397-411.

Sharpe, Jenny. "'Something Akin to Freedom': The Case of Mary Prince." Differences: A Journal of Cultural Studies 8.1 (1996): 31-55.

---. Ghosts of Slavery: A Literary Archeology of Black Women’s Lives. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003.

Spivak, Gayatri C. “Can the Subaltern Speak?” In Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture, Eds. G Nelson, L Grossberg. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1988.

Stinchcombe, Arthur. "Freedom and Oppression of Slaves in the Eighteenth-Century Caribbean." American Sociological Review 59.6 (1994): 911-30.

Todorova, Kremena. “’I Will Say the Truth to the English People’: The History of Mary Prince and the Meaning of English History.” Texas Studies in Literature and Language. 43.3(Fall 2001): 285-302.

Turner, Mary. Slaves and Missionaries: The Disintegration of Jamaican Slave Society, 1787-1834. Kingston: The Press University of the West Indies, 1998.

Vicioso, Sherezada. "An Oral History: Testimonio." Breaking Boundaries: Latina Writing and Critical Readings. Eds. Asuncion Horno-Delgado, et al. Amherst: U of Massachusetts Press, 1989: 229-34.

Walcott, Derek. "The Antilles, Fragments of Epic Memory: The 1992 Nobel Lecture." World Literature Today 67.2 (1993): 261-67.

Wentzlaff-Eggebert, Harald. "Miguel Barnet's 'Novela-Testimonio' Biografia De Un Cimarron: Life Story of a Runaway Slave, Ethnological Study, or Manipulation of Public Opinion." Slavery in the Americas. Ed. Wolfgang Binder. Wurzburg: Konigshausen & Neumann, 1993: 627-47.

Whitlock, Gillian. "The Silent Scribe: Susanna and 'Black Mary'." International Journal of Canadian Studies 11 (1995): 249-60.

Wilks, Ivor. “Abu Bakr al-Siddiq of Timbuktu.” African Remembered: Narratives of West Africans from the Era of the Slave Trade. Ed. Philip D. Curtin. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1967: 152-169.

Wise, Todd. “Native American Testimonio: The Shared Vision of Black Elk and Rigoberta Menchú.” Christianity and Literature. 45.1 (Autumn 1995): 111-127.

Centering Woman: Gender Discourses in Caribbean Slave Society, Hilary McD Beckles, 1999.

A Pre-Emancipation History of the West Indies Isaac Dookhan, 1971.

For Those Who Come After: A Study of Native American Autobiography, Arnold Krupat, 1985.

Women Writing the West Indies, 1804-1939: A Hot Place Belonging to Us, Evelyn O'Callaghan, 2004.

Ghosts of Slavery: A Literary Archeology of Black Women’s Lives, Jenny Sharpe, 2003.

Slaves and Missionaries: The Disintegration of Jamaican Slave Society, 1787-1834, Mary Turner, 1998.