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Remarks on the condition of the slaves in the island of Jamaica

by William Sells

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Published by Cornell University Library .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History / United States / General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages52
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9538427M
    ISBN 101429720743
    ISBN 109781429720748

    Jamaica is the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles, in the Caribbean. The original inhabitants of Jamaica are the Arawaks, believed to have arrived from South America some 2, years ago. Although there is no official figure, it has been suggested that there were up to , Arawaks, when the Spanish, headed by Christopher Columbus. Simon Taylor: Planter born in Jamaica () probably the richest man in Jamaica in when died. Personal papers: letters between Simon, family, close friends on slave trading, the anti-slavery movement, the maroon and French wars, slave revolts, treatment of colonists by the British; as well as domestic matters - illness, family quarrels, disinheritance, bigamy births, deaths and.

    Throughout the s and s, the black slave population in Jamaica grew to 9, By the slave population outnumbered whites on the island by five to one (). The sheer number of plantation slaves skyrocketed as business continued to grow. By the early s there were roug slaves in Jamaica. Jamaica - Jamaica - British rule: In a British expedition under Admiral Sir William Penn and General Robert Venables captured Jamaica and began expelling the Spanish, a task that was accomplished within five years. However, many of the Spaniards’ escaped slaves had formed communities in the highlands, and increasing numbers also escaped from British plantations.

    SLAVES AND SLAVERY IN JAMAICA. Under the command of Penn and Venables the English captured Jamaica from the Spanish in In there were about Negro slaves on the island. As the cultivation of sugar cane was introduced, the number of slaves grew to 9, by Jamaica's rich history has been the subject of many books, articles and papers. This collection of 18 original essays considers aspects of Jamaican history not covered in more general histories of the island and illuminates developments in Jamaican and West Indian history. The collection emphasises the relevance of history to everyday life and the development of a national identity, culture.


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Remarks on the condition of the slaves in the island of Jamaica. Shannon, Irish University Press [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: William Sells. Remarks on the condition of the slaves in the island of Jamaica.

Bibliographic Details; Main Author: Sells, William. If your book is not available on E-ZBorrow, you can request it through ILLiad (ebooks unavailable). a Remarks on the condition of the slaves in the island of Jamaica. Remarks on the condition of the slaves in the island of Jamaica.

Bibliographic Details; Main Author: Sells, William. Search for the book on E-ZBorrow. Slavery, childhood, and abolition in Jamaica, / by. This book traces the response of all classes in Jamaican society to mission work, focusing in particular on the dynamic interplay between slaves and missionaries.

Excerpt Jamaica in the eighteenth century was England's most important asset in the Caribbean. For a similar remark see John Stewart, A View of the Past and Present State of the Island of Jamaica with Remarks on the Moral and Physical Condition of the Slaves and on the Abolition of Slavery in the Colonies (Edinburgh, ), p.

Black drivers, who often administered floggings, were just as harsh to female as to male by: A descriptive account of the island of Jamaica: with remarks upon the cultivation of the sugar-cane, throughout the different seasons of the year, and chiefly considered in a picturesque point of view; also observations and reflections upon what would probably be the consequences of an abolition of the slave-trade, and of the emancipation of the slaves.

Jamaica, 11 th August, [From Governor Manchester to Bathurst] I shall pay the strictest attention to such instructions as I have or may receive and shall employ any influence which I may possess with the leading gentlemen in the island to induce them to revise the slave code with a view of meliorating the condition of the slave population by all practicable measures and of satisfying the.

Jamaica’s First Enslaved People. Once Jamaica was “discovered” by Spain inthe Arawaks, who had inhabited the island for centuries, were quickly subjected to brutality and slavery.

The treatment of the slaves that resulted was characterised from the beginning by explicit race prejudice. The slave-owners' control depended on an ability to combine the rest of the whites with the coloured and free black sections of society in defence of the slave regime.

SLAVERY AND SLAVE REVOLTS A SOCIO-HISTORICAL ANALYSIS OF THE FIRST MAROON WAR JAMAICA, - By Orlando Patterson* Part 1 Few slave societies present a more impressive record of slave revolts than Jamaica.

During the more than years of its existence as a slave society, hardly a decade went by without a serious, large. The journey from Africa to the West Indies was known as the Middle Passage. Slavery in Jamaica was one of the worst kind imaginable.

The people suffered unthinkable acts of brutality such as rape, whippings, torture and murder. But many of the enslaved people did not settle for that way of life. The slave trade between Africa and the West Indies was made illegal in and the traffic in slaves between the islands became illegal in However, it took another 26 years to effect the emancipation of the enslaved, when in Parliament passed the Slavery Abolition Act that finally abolished slavery in Jamaica and the other West.

A view of the past and present state of the island of Jamaica; with remarks on the moral and physical condition of the slaves, and on the abolition of slavery in the colonies.

Author: J Stewart. The English Slave Trade to Jamaica, BY HERBERT S. KLEIN Iof the slave trade in i, Jamaica had been transformed from a primarily subsistence agrarian economy into one of the world's largest plantation commercial crop. Jamaica's rich history has been the subject of many books, articles and papers.

This collection of 18 original essays considers aspects of Jamaican history not covered in more general histories of the island and illuminates developments in Jamaican and West Indian : Paperback.

Vasconcellos explores the experiences of enslaved children through the lenses of family, resistance, race, status, culture, education, and freedom. In the half-century covered by her study, Jamaican planters alternately saw enslaved children as burdens or investments.

He left the island for a time, and General Conran became Lieutenant-Governor. In the House of Assembly refused to accept the British Government s instructions for making easier the condition of the slaves. The House of Assembly declared that the code under which the slaves were governed was calculated to render the slave population as.

AbstractThis essay explores the racial theories of Edward Long, the West Indian planter and slave owner who published his History of Jamaica in Long’s polygenism, it argues, looks strikingly different from that we are more familiar with from nineteenth-century sources. The reason for the difference is twofold.

First, although Long was willing to buck biblical orthodoxy, he balked at. Brown's rise to prominence in public life can be traced through other sources. See Gardner, A History of Jamaica, –91; Roby, Members of the Assembly of Jamaica, 40; Wright, Monumental Inscriptions of Jamaica, 7.

Stewart, A View of the Past and Present State of the Island of Jamaica, 8. Slavery, Childhood, and Abolition in Jamaica adds considerably to our understanding of how amelioration altered the actions of slave owners in fundamental ways. Vasconcellos has a number of fresh ideas on the significance of childhood as a political and, to an extent, a social issue in the transition from slavery to freedom in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century : Colleen A.

Vasconcellos. Jamaica,!island!countryof!the!West!!is!the!third!largest!island!in!the!CaribbeanSea,after!Cuba! and!a!is!about!!miles!(!km)!long!and.The sugar economy was built upon slavery. By Jamaica had a population of overenslaved Africans and less t white settlers. 1 These enslaved workers resisted slavery in many ways, from avoiding work to outright violent rebellion, and the planters depended on violent corporal and capital punishments and the presence of the.The institution of slavery in Jamaica was extremely profitable to the land holders.

One doesn’t need to prove that slavery was a failed economic system to condemn slavery as an institution. The system prospered until the emancipation of the slaves.

The absentees developed the new system and a new manager emerged known as an attorney.