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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 Britainandrsquo;s colonies. James Williams, an eighteen-year-old Jamaican andldquo;apprenticeandrdquo; (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 powerful abolitionist tools for effecting the immediate end to the system of apprenticeship that had replaced slavery.

and#9;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. Williamsandrsquo;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.

and#9;In addition to the complete text of Williamsandrsquo;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 Narrativeandrsquo;s claims. These fascinating and revealing documents constitute the largest extant body of direct testimony by Caribbean slaves or apprentices.

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

About the Author

Diana Paton is a Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of

Newcastle.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822326472
Editor:
Paton, Diana
Author:
Paton, Diana
Author:
Sald&iacute
Author:
Williams
Author:
Sonia Sald&iacute
Author:
var-Hull, Sonia
Author:
var-Hull
Author:
Mignolo, Walter D.
Author:
Williams, James
Author:
Silverblatt, Irene
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Location:
Durham, NC
Subject:
History
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Jamaica
Subject:
Slaves
Subject:
Apprenticeship programs
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies - General
Subject:
Jamaica History 19th century.
Subject:
Jamaica Race relations.
Subject:
World History-Caribbean
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Latin America Otherwise
Series Volume:
2000-209890
Publication Date:
20010731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 b&w photos, 2 maps, 7 figures
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.25 x 5.75 in

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