A twelvemonth's residence in the West Indies, during the transition from slavery to apprenticeship; with incidental notices of the state of society, prospects, and natural resources of Jamaica and other islands

Richard Madden, who was appointed as a magistrate in Jamaica from February 1834, published an account of the period of 'apprenticeship' between slavery and freedom in the Caribbean colonies a year later in the form of a series of letters which include descriptions of the various British colonies, such as Barbados, Grenada and Jamaica. Madden was very critical of the idea of apprenticeship, and he would later become a correspondent and member of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society.

Two illustrated volumes, with a picture depicting emancipation entitled '1 August', vol. I, title page. Vol. II is also available online: http://www.archive.org/stream/atwelvemonthsre00maddgoog#page/n4/mode/2up )

  • Date : 1835
  • Surname : Madden
  • First name : Richard Robert
  • Classification : Book
  • Place of publication : London
  • Publisher : James Cochrane & Co.
  • Language : English
  • Theme : Travel Writings
  • Source : Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature, University of London. Rhodes House, Oxford. British Library.
  • Weblink : http://www.archive.org/stream/atwelvemonthsre02maddgoog#page/n6/mode/2up
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  • Key words : Letters Travel Slavery Apprenticeship West Indies Jamaica Colonies

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