Category Archives: Barbados History and Society: Bibliographic and Miscellany

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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A Seventeenth Century Commentary on Labor and Military Problems in Barbados

1973 (J. S. Handler and L. Shelby) “A Seventeenth Century Commentary on Labor and Military Problems in Barbados.” JBMHS 34: 117-121. The anonymously authored manuscript reproduced below * was written in late 1667 (or early 1668) towards the end of, … Continue reading

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Bibliographic Addenda to Guides for the Study of Barbados History, 1971 & 1991

2006, 2007 (Jerome S. Handler) “Bibliographic Addenda to Guides for the Study of Barbados History, 1971 & 1991: Installment One, Installment Two.” JBMHS 52: 35-53 and 53: 199-211. Published and some manuscript materials that have come to my attention since the … Continue reading

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Jonathan Corncob Visits Barbados: Excerpts from a Little-Known 18th Century Novel

2006 (F. Brady and J. Handler) “Jonathan Corncob Visits Barbados: Excerpts from a Little-Known 18th Century Novel.”  JBMHS 52: 17-34. Published in 1787, this obscure satirical novel written by an author who to this day remains anonymous treats the adventures … Continue reading

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A Rare Eighteenth-Century Tract in Defense of Slavery in Barbados: The Thoughts of the Rev. John Duke, Curate of St. Michael

2005 (Jerome S. Handler) “A Rare Eighteenth-Century Tract in Defense of Slavery in Barbados: The Thoughts of the Rev. John Duke, Curate of St. Michael.”  JBMHS 51: 58-65. In this article I summarize the contents and argument of this rare … Continue reading

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Textual Evidence on the Nature of Early Barbadian Speech, 1676-1835

1994 (J. R. Rickford and J. S. Handler) “Textual Evidence on the Nature of Early Barbadian Speech, 1676-1835.” Journel of Pidgin and Creole Languages 9: 221-55. On the evidence of textual attestations from 1676-1835, early Barbadian English is shown to … Continue reading

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Review of “English Rustics in Black Skin: A Study of Modern Family Forms in a Pre-lndustrialized Society”, by Sidney M. Greenfield

1969 (Jerome S. Handler) “Book Review of English Rustics in Black Skin: A Study of Modern Family Forms in a Pre-lndustrialized Society.” Sidney M. Greenfield. New Haven: College and University Press, American Anthropologist 71: 335-337. This review argues against the … Continue reading

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