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Contrary voices : representations of West Indian slavery, 1657-1834

Author: Karina Williamson
Publisher: Kingston, Jamaica : University of the West Indies Press, 2008.
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Highlights variations in representations of West Indian slavery by drawing on a range of testimonies, especially those of the enslaved themselves. This work focuses on representations based  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karina Williamson
ISBN: 9789766402082 9766402086
OCLC Number: 166368658
Description: xi, 519 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. 1657-1807: A true and exact history of the Island of Barbados (1657) / Richard Ligon --
An impartial description of Surinam (1667) / George Warren --
A voyage to the Islands Madera, Barbados, Nieves, S. Christophers and Jamaica (1707) / Hans Sloane --
"A speech made by a Black of Guardaloupe, at the funeral of a fellow-Negro" (1709) --
"The history of Inkle and Yarico" (1711) / Richard Steele --
"A kind of wild tragedy" (1711) / Joseph Addison --
"Pleasures of Jamaica" (1738) --
A new history of Jamaica (1740) / Charles Leslie --
The sugar-cane: a poem (1764) / James Grainger --
Sailor's letters (1766) / Edward Thompson --
A General description of the West-Indian Islands (1767) / John Singleton --
The history of Jamaica (1774) / Edward Long --
Jamaica: a poem (1777) --
The field Negroe: or the effect of civilization (1783) --
"To Sir Toby, a sugar planter in the interior of Jamaica" (1784) / Philip Freneau --
An essay on the treatment and conversion of African slaves in the British slave colonies (1784) / James Ramsay --
An apology for Negro Slavery (1786) / Gordon Turnbull --
Remarks upon the situation of Negroes in Jamaica (1788) / William Beckford --
The interesting narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano (1789) / Olaudah Equiano --
A short journey in the West Indies (1790) / R.C. Dallas --
A brief account of the Island of Antigua (1789) / John Luffman --
"The poor Negro beggar's petition and complaint" (1791) / M.H. --
"Ode on seeing a Negro-funeral: (1793) / Bryan Edwards --
Slavery: an essay in verse / John Marjoribanks --
Fragments of a poem (1792) / Henry Evans Holder --
Narrative of a five year expedition against the revolted Negroes of Surinam (1796) / John Gabriel Stedman --
The history of the Maroons (1803) / R.C. Dallas --
Notes on the West Indies (1806) / George Pinckard --
The coromantees (1824) / Edward Rushton. pt. 2. From abolition to emancipation, 1808-1834: An account of Jamaica (1808) / John Stewart --
Journal of a West India proprietor (1834) / Matthew Gregory Lewis --
"Account of the Christmas racket among the Negroes in Jamaica" (1818) --
A voyage in the West Indies (1820) / John Augustine Waller --
"Negro slavery" (ca. 1821) / C.S. --
Facts illustrative of the condition of the Negro slaves in Jamaica (1824) / Thomas Cooper --
The horrors of slavery (1824) / Robert Wedderburn --
"The African and creole slave contrasted" (1825) --
Sketches and recollections of the West Indies (1828) --
Marly; or a planter's life in Jamaica (1828) --
Negro slavery described by a Negro (1831) / Ashton Warner --
The history of Mary Prince (1831) / Mary Prince --
Domestic manners and social conditions of the white, coloured and Negro population of the West Indies (1833) / Mrs Carmichael --
"A brief account of a much-persecuted Christian slave" (1834) / William Knibb --
"The Negro will work for wages / from the Bow in the Cloud (1834) --
Letter to Sarah Affleck, 1834 / Eleanor Affleck --
A twelvemonth's residence in the West Indies (1835) / R.R. Madden --
"Lady Liberty" (1835) / A. McL. pt. 3. Resistance and rebellion: A true and exact history of the island of Barbados (1657) / Richard Ligon --
Oroonoko: or, the Royal slave (1688) / Aphra Behn --
The history of Jamaica (1774) / Edward Long --
The history, civil and commercial of the British colonies in the West Indies (1793) / Bryan Edwards --
"An account of Obi" (1789) / Richard Fuller --
The history of the Island of Dominica (1791) / Thomas Atwood --
"Three-fingered Jack" (1799) / Benjamin Moseley --
Report from a select Committee of the House of Assembly, appointed to inquire into the origin, causes, and progress of the late insurrection (1818) --
Journal of a West India Proprietor (1834) / Matthew Gregory Lewis --
Jamaica, as it was, as it is, and as it may be (1835) / Bernard Martin Senior --
"The Negro's dying speech" (1777) / Bryan Edwards --
"Stanzas on the execution of a Negro" (1792) / John Marjoribanks --
West-Indian eclogues (1787) / Edward Rushton. pt. 4. On the Haitian revolution: A particular account of the ... insurrection of the Negroes in St Domingo (1792) --
An inquiry into the cause of the insurrection (1792) / William Roscoe --
An historical survey of the French colony in the Island of St. Domingo (1797) / Bryan Edwards --
"Life and character of Toussaint L'ouverture" (1805) / Marcus Rainsford --
"To Toussaint L'Ouverture" (1802) / William Wordsworth --
"Toussaint to his troops" (1806) / Edward Rushton --
Barbadoes, and other poems (1833) / Matthew James Chapman --
pt. 5. Songs: Songs of the enslaved --
Impromptu songs --
Work songs --
Dancing songs --
Ballads: comment and satire --
Songs of rebellion --
Funeral songs and chants --
"Negro Songs" (1793) / Samuel Augustus Matthews --
Impersonations: "The Negro's complaint (1788) / William Cowper --
The desponding Negro" (1792) / John Collins --
"Azid, or the song of the captive Negro" (1795) / John Wolcott ["Peter Pindar"] --
"The Negro incantation" (1797) / William Shepherd --
"The sorrows of Yamba" (1797) / Eaglesfield Smith --
"Bonja song" (1802) / C.F.D --
"Yarra" (1816) / Matthew Gregory Lewis --
The black man's lament (1826) / Amelia Opie.
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