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OBI / Edition 1

OBI / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9781551116693
Publisher: Broadview Press
Publication date: 07/27/2005
Series: Broadview Editions Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 255
Sales rank: 323,832
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Srinivas Aravamudan teaches eighteenth-century literature and post-colonial studies at Duke University, where he is the director of the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute. He is the author of Tropicopolitans: Colonialism and Agency, 1688-1804 (Duke University Press) and of Guru English: South Asian Religion in a Cosmopolitan Language (Princeton University Press).

Table of Contents

Timeline of Historical and Literary Events Surrounding New World Slavery, Abolitionism, and Obeah, 1492-1838
A Note on the Text

Obi; or, the History of Three-fingered Jack

Appendix A: Historical Sources on Obeah

  1. From Benjamin Moseley, A Treatise on Sugar (1799)
  2. From House of Commons Sessional Papers (1789)
  3. From Matthew Gregory Lewis, Journal of a West India Proprietor, Kept During a Residence in the Island of Jamaica (1834)

Appendix B: Accounts of Tacky’s Rebellion (1760)

  1. From Edward Long, The History of Jamaica (1774)
  2. From Bryan Edwards, Observations on the Disposition, Character, Manners, and Habits of Life, of the Maroons (1796)

Appendix C: Literary Treatments of Obeah

  1. From James Grainger, The Sugar Cane: A Poem. In Four Books (1764)
  2. John Fawcett, Obi; or,Three-Finger’d Jack: A Serio-Pantomime, in Two Acts (1800)
  3. From Maria Edgeworth, “The Grateful Negro,” Popular Tales (1804)

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