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We are grateful to our colleagues for their help in advancing the project:

Teacher                                            School

Ms. J. Irvine                                           Lourdes Secondary School, Glasgow
Mr. G. Murray                                        St. Mary’s Music School, Edinburgh
Mr. D. Charles & Ms. B. Peake           The History Teachers’ Association of Northern Ireland

Selected Bibliography

Primary sources

Images used:

Hakewill, James, A picturesque tour of the island of Jamaica (London: Hurst & Robinson, 1825)

More images were used from websites named below.


Extracts for Saint Lauretia books from:

Anon., A Letter, from ********, in London, to his friend in America, on the Subject of the Slave-Trade (New York: Samuel Loudon, 1784).

Equiano, Olaudah, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano: Or, Gustavus Vassa, the African (London: 1789).

Falconbridge, Alexander, Black Voyage-Eyewitness Accounts of the Atlantic Slave Trade, edited by Thomas Howard (Boston, 1971).

MacBrair, R. Maxwell, A Grammar of the Mandingo Language: with Vocabularies (London: Wesleyan Methodist Missionary, 1842).

Park, Mungo, Travels in the interior districts of Africa… (London: Bulmer & Co., 1799).

Wheatley, Phillis, Poems on various subjects, religious and moral (Aldgate: A. Bell, 1773).


Secondary sources


Anstey, Roger, ‘Capitalism and Slavery: A Critique’, in Economic History Review, 2d ser., Vol. 21, No.2 (1968), pp.307–320.

Eltis, David, and Philip Morgan, eds., ‘Special Issue: New Perspectives on the Transatlantic Slave Trade’, in William and Mary Quarterly, Vol.58, No.1 (2001).

Roberts, Justin, ‘Uncertain Business: A Case Study of Barbadian Plantation Management, 1770–93’, in Slavery & Abolition Vol.32, No. 2 (2011), pp.247–268.

Sio, Arnold A, ‘Marginality and Free Coloured Identity in Caribbean Slave Society’, in Slavery and Abolition, Vol.8, No.2 (1987), pp.166–182.

Smith, Simon, ‘Sugar’s Poor Relation: Coffee Planting in the British West Indies, 1720–1833’, in Slavery & Abolition, Vol.19, No.3 (1998), pp.68–89.




Beckles, Hilary McD., and Verene Shepherd, eds. Caribbean Slavery in the Atlantic World (Oxford: James Currey, 2000).

Beckles, Hilary, and Verene Shepherd, eds., Caribbean Slave Society and Economy: A Student Reader (New York: New Press, 1991).

Bieber, Judy, Plantation Societies in the Era of European Expansion (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2007).

Blackburn, Robin, The Making of New World Slavery: From the Baroque to the Modern, 1492–1800 (London: Verso, 1997).

Curtin, Philip D., The Rise and Fall of the Plantation Complex: Essays in Atlantic History (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1990).

Davis, David Brion. Slavery and Human Progress (New York: Oxford University Press, 1984).

Dunn, Richard S., Sugar and Slaves: The Rise of the Planter Class in the English West Indies, 1624–1713 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1972).

Harms, Robert, The Diligent: A Voyage through the Worlds of the Slave Trade (New York: Basic Books, 2002).

Heuman, Gad, and James Walvin, The Slavery Reader (London: Routledge: 2003).

Newman, Simon, A new world of labor: the development of plantation slavery in the British Atlantic (Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013).

Rawley, James A., and Stephen D. Behrendt, eds. The Transatlantic Slave Trade: A History. Rev. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2005).

Shepherd, Verene, Bridget Brereton, and Barbara Bailey, eds., Engendering History: Caribbean Women in Historical Perspective (New York: St. Martin’s, 1995).

Sheridan, Richard, Sugar and Slavery: An Economic History of the British West Indies, 1623–1775 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1974).

Thomas, Hughes, The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1440-1870 (London: Simon and Schuster, 1999).

Ward, J. R., British West Indian Slavery, 1750–1834: The Process of Amelioration (Oxford: Clarendon, 1988).

Websites consulted