Author Archives: Christine Jewell

Handler Interviewed by Alfred Pragnell, Barbados, March 28, 2000.

Alfred Pragnell (1932-2004) was a well-known, widely respected, and popular member of the Barbadian arts establishment. At various times during his multifaceted career, he was an actor, broadcaster, satirist, storyteller — even a calypso singer. Aside from all of this, he was … Continue reading

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The Mortuary Patterns of Plantation Slaves

“The Mortuary Patterns of Plantation Slaves,” in Jerome S. Handler and Frederick W. Lange, Plantation Slavery in Barbados: An Archaeological and Historical Investigation (Harvard University Press, 1978; reprinted 1999), Chapter 6, pp. 171-215.

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An Early Edict on Slavery in English America: The Barbados Resolution of 1636 and the Island’s Slave Laws

2019 (Jerome S. Handler) “An Early Edict on Slavery in English America: The Barbados Resolution of 1636 and the Island’s Slave Laws.” Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society 65: 22-43. A resolution on slavery by the Barbados Governor … Continue reading

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Supplementary Research Materials and Notes Shipped to the Barbados Department of Archives During May 2018 and June 2018

Supplementary Research Materials and Notes Shipped to the Barbados Department of Archives During May 2018 and June 2018 In May and June 2018, Jerome Handler donated an additional box of supplementary research materials and notes to the Barbados Department of … Continue reading

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Notes and Other Research Materials Donated to the Barbados Department of Archives, January 1998

Notes and Other Research Materials Donated to the Barbados Department of Archives, January 1998 In January 1998, Jerome Handler donated four boxes of notes and other research materials to the Barbados Department of Archives. These boxes contain a variety of … Continue reading

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Contesting “White Slavery” in the Caribbean: Enslaved Africans and European Indentured Servants in Seventeenth-Century Barbados

2017 (J. S. Handler & M. Reilly) “Contesting “White Slavery” in the Caribbean: Enslaved Africans and European Indentured Servants in Seventeeth-Century Barbados.” New West Indian Guide 91: 30-55. Seventeenth-century reports of the suffering of European indentured servants and the fact … Continue reading

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“My Daddy was a Great Man in my Country”: Sibell, An enslaved African in Barbados relates her life story

2016 (Jerome S. Handler) “My Daddy was a Great Man in my Country”: Sibell, An enslaved African in Barbados relates her life story Sibell was an “old” woman of African birth who, in 1799, narrated a brief account of her … Continue reading

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