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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 the Scherife of Timbuctoo was published as a letter in Volume II (pp. 126-30) of R. R. Madden’s, “A Twelvemonths Residence in the West Indies” (1835). Madden notes […]

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. AbstractNarrative 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 Society, and […]

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. AbstractIn 1799 a white, West Indian born, John Ford recorded the narratives of Sibell and Ashy, two enslaved women in Barbados. They were reproduced by Jerome S. Handler nearly 200 […]

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. AbstractSir Henry Hesketh Joudou Bell (1864–1952) was a British colonial administrator and author. He began his career in the colonial service in the Bahamas with a minor position and was promoted […]

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. AbstractSir Henry Hesketh Joudou Bell (1864–1952) was a British colonial administrator and author. He began his career in the colonial service in the Bahamas with a minor position and was promoted […]

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. Abstract”The Speech of Moses Bon Sa’am” is described as a “revolutionary speech” addressed to a group of Maroons and slaves in the West Indies. In the speech, Bon Sa’am calls for […]

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. AbstractClara’s narrative was published within a footnote (62-3 of Volume II) in Bryan Edwards’s History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies. The footnote also includes another […]

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. AbstractCudjoe’s narrative was published within a footnote (62-3 of Volume II) in Bryan Edwards’s History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies. The footnote also includes […]

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. AbstractBorn in England in 1768, Maria Edgeworth was an acclaimed Anglo-Irish writer, known for both her short stories and children’s literature. Her work The Grateful Negro and The Manufacturers tells 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. AbstractBorn in England in 1768, Maria Edgeworth was an acclaimed writer, known for both her short stories and children’s literature. Her work The Grateful Negro and The Birthday Present is a […]

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 (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 (1798)

ecdaTeam 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 many […]

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. AbstractJames Grainger’s The Sugar-Cane was first published in 1764 in London by R. and J. Dodsley. In the Poem’s preface, James Grainger calls The Sugar Cane a “West-India Georgic.” Organized […]

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. AbstractFirst published in London of 1764, in “An Essay on the Common west-India Diseases and the Remedies” James Grainger argues that those responsible for the management of slaves “treat them […]

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, a Scottish born doctor, poet, and translator, published “An Essay on the Common west-India Diseases; and the remedies which that country itself produces. To which are added, some […]

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 British 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 […]

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 British 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 […]

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 British 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 […]

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 Florence Hall’s, whose African name was Akeiso, first-person account of being captured in Africa and sold into enslavement in Jamaica. It is an undated […]

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 and describes the story of a West Indian planter. The first book describes the history […]

Hughes, Griffith, Natural History of Barbados (1750) [Part 2]

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. In 1750 he published The Natural History of Barbados, a ten-volume account of the island. It is notable for its […]

Hughes, Griffith, Natural History of Barbados (1750) [Part 2]

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. In 1750 he published The Natural History of Barbados, a ten-volume account of the island. It is notable for its […]

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), this is the 1838 edition of Stedman’s travel narrative focuses on his […]

Kalm, Peter, Travels into North America (1770) [Part 1]

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. The quality and popularity is work led to him being considered one of […]

Kalm, Peter, Travels into North America (1770) [Part 2]

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. The quality and popularity is work led to him being considered one of […]

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. AbstractFirst published in Boston in 1854, The Memoir of Pierre Toussaint is Hannah Farnham Sawyer Lee’s account of the life of Toussaint.  He was born a slave in Haiti, and moved […]

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 Englishman Matthew Gregory Lewis ((9 July 1775 – 16 May 1818) during his […]

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. In 1647, Richard Ligon travelled to Barbados with a group of royalist […]

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. Its author, Edward Long (1734-1813), was an English lawyer that lived in Jamaica from 1757-1769, and eventually […]

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 (1734–1813) History of Jamaica is a thorough work of Caribbean historiography. Written based on the twelve years (1757-1769) Long […]

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. AbstractFirst published by T. Lowndes in London in 1774, Edward Long’s (1734–1813) History of Jamaica is a thorough work of Caribbean historiography. Written based on the twelve years (1757-1769) Long […]

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. AbstractFirst published by T. Lowndes in London in 1774, Edward Long’s (1734–1813) History of Jamaica is a thorough work of Caribbean historiography. Written based on the twelve years (1757-1769) Long […]

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. AbstractWritten by English poet and novelist Theodora Elizabeth Lynch (1812–1886), who was credited as “Mrs. Henry Lynch” on the work’s title page, The Wonders of the West Indies is a novel […]

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. AbstractBorn in 1812, Theodora Elizabeth Lynch was an English poet and novelist. In 1865 she published Years Ago: A Tale of West Indian Domestic Life of the Eighteenth Century, a coming […]

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 enslaved in the Matanzas Province of Cuba. He began writing while enslaved, and he eventually obtained his freedom in 1836. Once he was freed, he began […]

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 a well-circulated text by English physician Benjamin Moseley (1742-1819). While practicing as a physician in Jamaica from 1768 to 1784, Moseley wrote a number of […]

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, Medical Tracts is a second edition “with considerable additions”, medical text based on physician Benjamin Moseley’s widely popular Treatise on Sugar from 1799. A text like Medical Tracts […]

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. AbstractThe Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano was first published in 1789 by Equiano himself and was funded through a subscriber method, which entails buyers purchasing the book before it was […]

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. AbstractThe Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano was first published in 1789 by Equiano himself and was funded through a subscriber method, which entails buyers purchasing the book before it was […]

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 India. A prolific writer, Phillpotts published many short stories, novels, and plays throughout his life. His short story The […]

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. AbstractIn The History of Mary Prince, A West Indian Slave Related by Herself, Prince recounts her life as a slave in Bermuda, and then in Antigua. Throughout the text, Prince […]

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. AbstractFirst Published in London in 1749, The Royal Prince is supposedly the account of William Ansah Sessarakoo’s life. Born into a royal family in Annamaboe (modern-day Ghana), Sessarakoo was sent by […]

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. AbstractIn 1799 a white, West Indian born, John Ford recorded the narratives of Sibell and Ashy, two enslaved women in Barbados. They were reproduced by Jerome S. Handler nearly 200 […]

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. AbstractThis is a transcription of Richard Steele’s The Story of Inkle and Yarico. The two main characters, a sailor named Thomas Inkle and an indigenous woman named Yarico are borrowed from […]

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 version of the story of Inkle and Yarico was published first by Richard Steele in Issue 11 of The Spectator in 1711 and then later included in a bound volume […]

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. AbstractThis is a collection of important articles, including the revolutionary speech of Moses Bon Sa’am, that were published in the English periodical, The Prompter/. The periodical ran for a relatively short […]

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. AbstractJohn Jacob Thomas was an Afro-Trinidadian school master, writer, and linguist. His guidebook was critical in reframing Trinidadian  English-Creole as its own distinct language, rather than “poorly” spoken Ango-English. It was first published in […]

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 Jamaica in 1820, A Treatise on the Diseases of Negroes is English physician James Thomson’s record of the medical issues common among mostly the enslaved people of the island […]

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 was a popular English writer that published a number of short stories and novels throughout the United Kingdom and the United States.Tonna often was credited for her work under […]

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. AbstractFirst published in London during March of 1831, the “Negro Slavery Described by a Negro”, details the experiences of enslaved Ashton Warner of St. Vincent. As an infant, Warner was […]

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. AbstractMarcella Wilkin’s novel The Slave Son takes place in Trinidad during mass emancipation of the enslaved following the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833. Part love story, part abolitionist critique, the novel […]

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’s Obi is a sentimental and episodic interpretation of one of Jamaica’s folk heroes: Jack Mansong, a runaway slave and Maroon leader. Following the first London edition of Earle’s […]

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. AbstractFirst published anonymously in London in 1827, Hamel, The Obeah Man, is a two-volume gothic novel that tells the story of a failed slave rebellion in early eighteenth century Jamaica. 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. AbstractFirst published anonymously in London in 1827, Hamel, The Obeah Man, is a two-volume gothic novel that tells the story of a failed slave rebellion in early eighteenth century Jamaica. The […]

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. AbstractA Narrative of the Events since the First of August, 1834, is a short first-person narrative that tells the story of the formerly enslaved James Williams, and his experience working as […]

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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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