BLACK SLAVERY AND SLAVE NARRATIVES IN THE ENGLISH CARIBBEAN
Black Slavery in the Caribbean
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The English Caribbean and the Black Slave Narrative
The following are three case studies of black-authored accounts of Black slave narratives from the English Caribbean. Click on the men’s names to learn more about them and their texts.
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SELECTED RESEARCH LITERATURE
Black Slavery in the English Caribbean
- Zeuske, Michael. “Out of the Americas: Slave Traders and the Hidden Atlantic in the Nineteenth Century.” Atlantic Studies15.1 (2018): 103-135.
The Anglo-Caribbean Slave Narrative
The term “Anglo-Caribbean slave narrative” is used here to refer to Black-authored slave narratives from the English Caribbean.
- Aljoe, Nicole N. Creole Testimonies: Slave Narratives from the British West Indies, 1709-1838. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
- Bolster, W. Jeffrey. Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1997.
- Wilker, Frank. Cultural Memories of Origin: Trauma, Memory, and Imagery in African American Narratives of the Middle Passage. Heidelberg: Winter Verlag, 2017.
ONLINE RESOURCES AND LINKS
- Caribbean Histories Revealed. London: The National Archives, UK. https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/caribbeanhistory/
- Digital Library of the Caribbean. https://www.dloc.com/?l=en
- Early Caribbean Digital Archive. https://ecda.northeastern.edu/
- Slave Resistance: A Caribbean Study. Miami: University of Miami Libraries Digital Collections. http://scholar.library.miami.edu/slaves/index.html