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Title Archibald Monteath : Igbo, Jamaican, Moravian / Maureen Warner-Lewis
Published Kingston, Jamaica : University of West Indies Press, [2007]
©2007
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 367 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents History of the autobiographical texts -- Aniaso -- Toby of the Monteaths -- Family and inheritance -- Colonial commercial networks -- Entrapped within colour as caste -- Messages and implications for Blacks of Christianization -- Planters and missionaries: tensions and alliances -- Outwardly bound but inwardly free -- Shaping identities -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1. Experiences of a former slave in Jamaica, translated by Mary Kuck -- Appendix 2. Archibald John Monteith: native helper and assistant in the Jamaican Mission at New Carmel / edited by Vernon Nelson
Summary This reconstruction of one of the rare Caribbean slave narratives is an amplification, interrogation, and modification of its original texts by cross-reference with official documents, contemporary diaryentries and reports, present-day oral sources, and secondary analyses of plantation society. Accessing a variety of primary records, Maureen Warner-Lewis meticulously reconstructs a biography of enslaved Archibald Monteath, an Igbo, who was brought to Jamaica around 1802, became active in the Moravian Church and later purchased his freedom. Through Monteath's biography she explores the sociology of slavery from 1750 to the 1860s. Fieldwork conducted in Africa brings an important dimension to the work, and scholars of Caribbean history, church history, diasporic studies, Atlantic studies and Jamaica will find it of significant interest
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-362) and index
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Subject Monteath, Archibald, -1864.
Moravians -- Jamaica -- History.
Slave narratives.
Slavery -- Jamaica -- Biography.
Slavery -- Jamaica -- History.
Genre/Form Biography.
History.
Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Monteath, Archibald, -1864.
Warner-Lewis, Maureen.
ISBN 9766401977
9789766401979