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Journal of a Residence among the Negroes of the West Indies

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Published by Tempus Publishing, Limited .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Classic travel writing,
  • Caribbean & West Indies - General,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • West Indies,
  • Essays & Travelogues,
  • General,
  • Fiction / General,
  • TRAVEL WRITING,
  • Travel / Essays & Travelogues,
  • WEST INDIES_BIOGRAPHY,
  • 19th century,
  • History,
  • Jamaica,
  • Plantation life,
  • Slavery

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages191
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8961174M
    ISBN 101845880374
    ISBN 109781845880378

    After my survey, as I walked home, I came upon a gang of lusty women, as the phrase is here for women in the family-way; they were engaged in burning stubble, and I was nearly choked while receiving the multitudinous complaints and compliments with which they overwhelmed me. The poor woman Harriet, however, whose statement, with regard to the impossibility of their attending properly to their children, had been so vehemently denied by the overseer, was crying bitterly. I cannot get accustomed, so as to be indif ferent to this exquisite natural ornamental growth, and think, as I contemplate the various and beautiful foliage of these watery woods, how many of our finest English parks and gardens owe their chiefest adornments to plantations of these shrubs, procured at immense cost, reared with infinite pains and care, which are here basking in the winter's sunshine, waiting to be cut down for firewood! Master Lewis is a product of his period and of his education. However, all the orangs are male, so any mating aspect of the story is absent. How happy are we, who are only in danger of losing teeth and breaking limbs.

    Poor Fanny is still vastly sick; when out of bed, she sits like a statue of monumental Alabaster, so white, so cold and so patient. What possible motivation did any slave have of doing a hard day's work if his reward is the same as the laziest of slaves - ie nothing. She advanced towards him, as he stood paralyzed by surprise, and seizing him by the arm, compelled him to follow her to a branching tree and climb it up. I met many of them paddling themselves singly in their slight canoes, scooped out of the trunk of a tree, and parties of three and four rowing boats of their own building, laden with their purchases, singing, laughing, talking, and apparently enjoying their holiday to the utmost. Consequently, he sold his house on Market Street, his lands, negroes, pettiauger, furniture, chaise, etc. I left you yesterday to view the Scotch Islands, which I accordingly did.

    It is needless to Page 38 make any comment on the conduct of our highland and Island proprietors. We took one of them, not to mortify the poor fellow, and a green ribbon being tied round its leg, it became a sacred fowl, 'little missis's chicken. The figures of some of the women are handsome, and their carriage, from the absence of any confining or tightening clothing, and the habit they have of balancing great weights on their heads, erect and good. Would he be admitted to an equal share in your political rights?


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Journal of a Residence among the Negroes of the West Indies book

A prisoner who is dependent upon the institution for his own livelihood. Reflection rebukes it almost instantaneously, and yet for the life of me I cannot help wishing I had a fowling-piece whenever I put up a covey of these creatures; though I suppose, if one were brought bleeding and maimed to me, I should begin to cry, and be very pathetic, after the fashion of Jacques.

Do you know that little as grown negroes are admirable for their personal beauty in my opinion, at leastthe black babies of a year or two old are very pretty; they have for the most part beautiful eyes and eyelashes, the pearly perfect teeth, which they retain after their other juvenile graces have left them; their skins are all I mean of blacks generally infinitely finer and softer than the skins of white people.

He availed himself of it to slip down the trunk of the tree and run to the place he had formerly left his weapons. Rider Haggard, and -- oh, yes -- Edgar Rice Burroughs. And yet, he was a slave owner with all that that implied.

If, in the early portion of their life, they escape the contempt and derision of their white associates—if the blessed unconsciousness and ignorance of childhood keeps them for a few years unaware of the conventional proscription under which their whole race is placed and it is difficult to walk your streets, and mark the tone of insolent superiority assumed by even the gutter-urchins over their dusky cotemporaries, and imagine this possible —as soon as they acquire the first rudiments of knowledge, as soon as they begin to grow up and pass from infancy to youth, as soon as they cast the first observing glance upon the world by which they are surrounded, and the society of which, they are members, they must become conscious that they are marked as the Hebrew lepers of old, and are condemned to sit, like those unfortunates, without the gates of every human and social sympathy.

My appeal was fully comprehended by the majority, it seems, for this morning I was surrounded, as soon as I came out, by a swarm of children carrying their little charges on their backs and in their arms, the shining, and, in many instances, wet faces and hands of the latter, bearing ample testimony to the ablutions which had been inflicted upon them.

Most certainly, few people would like to assert that such connections are formed because it is the interest of these planters to increase the number of their human property, and that they add to their revenue by the closest intimacy with creatures that they loathe, in order to reckon among their wealth the children of their body.

Cigogna, Strozzi. My Brother descended from his Cot, the boys sprung out of bed, all hands were on Deck, hurry, bustle, noise, and confusion raged thro' our wooden kingdom, yet it was surprizing how soon every thing was reduced to order. At dinner, accordingly, the enquiry was made as to the cause of her punishment, and Mr.

II, p. The doors open by wooden latches, raised by means of small bits of packthread—I imagine, the same primitive order of fastening celebrated in the touching chronicle of Red Riding Hood; how they shut I will not pretend to describe, as the shutting of a door is a process of extremely rare occurrence throughout the whole Southern country.

Just then we heard the Boat along side: my brother left us, and went on Deck to mitigate, if possible, the rigours intended against this unfortunate creature, and we lay trembling in fearful expectation of the event, but happily for our feelings, poor Ovid finding himself overpowered by numbers, submitted without resistance.

Many, whom I now beheld, had passed year after year in peace and sweet contentment; they wished, they imagined nothing beyond what it afforded, and their gray hairs seemed a security that they should mingle their dust with that of their fathers, when the cruel hand of oppression seized on their helpless age, and forced them at that late season to seek a foreign grave across the stormy main.

He learns to read; he feels, thinks, reflects, and becomes miserable. As for the pitiful request which he reiterated several times adding, 'No, missis, me no want to be free—me work till me die for missis and massa,' with increased emphasis; it amounted only to this, that the negroes once were, but no longer are, permitted to keep pigs.

But as this very disagreeable peculiarity does not prevent Southern women from hanging their infants at the breasts of negresses, nor almost every planter's wife and daughter from having one or more little pet blacks sleeping like puppy dogs in their very bedchamber, nor almost every planter from admitting one or several of his female slaves to the still closer intimacy of his bed—it seems to me that this objection to doing them right is not very valid.

However my brother agreed, all hands were called, hurry again filled the Vessel, "About Ship" was now the word, in the performing of which operation, every thing was tumbled topsyturvy.

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He came to the banks of a pebbly stream, and being a hot day, he thought he would have a bathe. One of them—the eldest son of our laundrywoman, and Mary's brother, a boy of the name of Aleck Alexander —is uncommonly bright and intelligent; he performs all the offices of a well-instructed waiter with great efficiency, and anywhere out of slave land would be able to earn fourteen or fifteen dollars a month for himself; he is remarkably good tempered and well disposed.

However, my brother had swallowed an egg, and was just going to drink a cup of burnt Claret with spiceries, which Robert was cooking over the Cabin stove, with much care and attention, when the Nasty Captain coming down to take a dram from his gin case, set all our stomachs topsy turvy by the smell.

He had been a town commissioner inand inas owner of the ship Nancy, had taken part in the protest against the stamps during the Stamp Act troubles.

Did you ever read but I am sure you never did, and no more did Ian epic poem on fresh-water fish? Nor were we the only passengers on Board whom this information concerned, Page 25 his wives and children who now heard him, made such an outcry for Breakfast, as shewed their Stomachs suffered nothing from the Sea Air.

The caress excited the irrepressible delight of all the women present—poor creatures! While I listened to this melancholy story, many of the Emigrants joined the person who was relating it, and added circumstances with which their own sad fate was connected; all, however, composed a tale of wo, flowing from the same source, Vizt the avarice and folly of their thoughtless masters.

For example, negroes were not allowed to give evidence in court. Christianity is patriarchal, Great Britain was overwhelmingly Christian inso the only way to be good as a man was to be a good father, and a good father was like the Victorian God: kindly and protective of his children, teaching them right from wrong, giving them his benediction where deserved.

The case however is different with their Sister, she perfectly Page 21 remembers her Father, and tho' she is equally rejoiced at the hopes of being once more clasped to the bosom of a fond Parent, yet her satisfaction is check'd by various considerations.SOME NOTES ON NEGRO CRIME PARTICULARLY IN GEORGIA Report of a Social Study made under the direction of the British Oolonles in the West Indies.

London, R. P. Falkner.+rime and the Census. Pub. M. N.

Places: West Indies

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