A Narrative of Events - PB

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Juli 2001



Scholarly edition of a slave narrative that tells of life as an "apprentice" under the British gradual emancipation plan.


"A Narrative of Events, since the 1st of August, 1834, by James Williams, an Apprenticed Labourer in Jamaica": minutes of proceedings at Browns Town, St. Ann's - evidence of: Edward Lawrence; Mary Ann Bell; John Patterson; William Dalling; Adam Brown; William Dalling (recalled); Peter William Atkinson; William Mills; Joseph Lawrence; Amelia Lawrence; Gilbert Senior; Eliza Finlayson; Ann Campbell; Susan White; Maria Henderson; Jane Shaw Pennock; Alexander Mills; Janette Saunders; Mary James; John Clarke (formerly overseer at Knapdale); James Kinlayson; Catherine Bayley; Mary Jane Kidson, Joseph Isaacs, Margaret Jane Campbell, Eliza Nathan, Maria Henderson (recalled); Julian Morrison; John Clarke (Baptist missionary); James Brown; Samuel Pink; Lavinia Reynolds; Eleanor Howell; Elizabeth Bartley; Bella Richards; Richard Hemming; James Thomas; Israel Lemon;, and Martin Brown. Additional documents: letters from Joseph Sturge; letters and affidavits of and enclosed by Gilbert William Senior and Sarah Jane Keith; senior articles in British and Jamaican newspapers.


Diana Paton is a Lecturer in the Department of History at the University ofNewcastle.Diana Paton is Lecturer in History at the University of Newcastle, England.


"Williams's narrative contributes a distinctive dimension to our understanding of the development of 'Black Atlantic' writing. His is a rare account of a slave's transition to freedom under the conditions of the British emancipation program in Jamaica. The rich historical and social texture provided by Paton enhances this striking narrative's import."--William L. Andrews, coeditor of "The Civitas Anthology of African American Slave Narratives"
EAN: 9780822326472
ISBN: 0822326477
Untertitel: 'Latin America Otherwise: Langu'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2001
Seitenanzahl: 208 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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