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Narrative of Events, Since the First of August, 1834 - 01 edition

Narrative of Events, Since the First of August, 1834 (ISBN10: 0822326477; ISBN13: 9780822326472)
ISBN13: 978-0822326472
ISBN10: 0822326477

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Summary: This book brings back into print, for the first time since the 1830s, a text that was central to the transatlantic campaign to fully abolish slavery in Britain's colonies. James Williams, an eighteen year old Jamaican "apprentice" (former slave), came to Britain in 1837 at the instigation of the abolitionist Joseph Sturge. The Narrative he produced there, one of very few autobiographical texts by Caribbean slaves or former slaves, became one of the most pow ...show moreerful abolitionist tools for effecting the immediate end to the system of apprenticeship that had replaced slavery

Describing the hard working conditions on plantations and the harsh treatment of apprentices unjustly incarcerated, Williams argues that apprenticeship actually worsened the conditions of Jamaican ex-slaves: former owners, no longer legally permitted to directly punish their workers, used the Jamaican legal system as a punitive lever against them. Williams's story documents the collaboration of local magistrates in this practice, wherein apprentices were routinely jailed and beaten for both real and imaginary infractions of the apprenticeship regulations.


In addition to the complete text of Williams's original Narrative, this fully annotated edition includes nineteenth-century responses to the controversy from the British and Jamaican press, as well as extensive testimony from the Commission of Enquiry that heard evidence regarding the Narrative's claims. These fascinating and revealing documents constitute the largest extant body of direct testimony by Carribbean slaves or apprentices ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 01
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Duke University Press
Published: 09/15/2001
International: No

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