Caribbean History and Culture: Obeah

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A true & exact history of the island of Barbados. : Illustrated with a mapp of the island, as also the principall trees and plants there, set forth in their due proportions and shapes, drawne out by their severall and respective scales. Together with the ingenio that makes the sugar, with the plots of the severall houses, roomes, and other places, that are used in the whole processe of sugar-making; viz. the grinding-room, the boyling-room, the filling-room, the curing-house, still-house, and furnaces; All cut in copper. / By Richard Ligon gent.. by
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Publication details: London, : Printed for Humphrey Moseley, at the Prince's Armes in St. Paul's Church-Yard:, 1657; ENG. London.
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  • True and exact history of the island of Barbados
  • Trve & exact history of the island of Barbados
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The sugar-cane: : a poem. In four books. With notes. / By James Grainger, M.D. &c.. by
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Publication details: London: : Printed for R. and J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall., MDCCLXIV. [1764]; ENG. London.
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An essay on the more common West-India diseases; : and the remedies which that country itself produces. To which are added, some hints on the management, &c. of Negroes. / By a physician in the West-Indies.. by
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Publication details: London: : Printed for T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt, in the Strand., MDCCLXIV. [1764]; ENG. London.
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An essay on the more common West-India diseases; and the remedies which that country itself produces. ... By a physician in the West-Indies. by
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Publication details: London : printed for T. Becket and P. A. de Hondt, 1764
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Travels into North America; : containing its natural history, and a circumstantial account of its plantations and agriculture in general, with the civil, ecclesiastical and commercial state of the country, the manners of the inhabitants, and several curious and important remarks on various subjects. / By Peter Kalm, professor of oeconomy in the University of Aobo in Swedish Finland, and a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences. Translated into English by John Reinhold Forster, F.A.S. Enriched with a map, several cuts for the illustration of natural history, and some additional notes. Vol. I[-III]. by
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Language: English Original language: German
Publication details: Warrington [England]: : Printed by William Eyres., MDCCLXX. [1770-1771]; ENG. London. ; ENG. Warrington.
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  • Peter Kalm's travels
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Report of the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations on the petition of the Honourable Thomas Walpole, Benjamin Franklin, ... for a grant of lands on the River Ohio, ... for the purpose of erecting a new government. With observations and remarks. by
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Publication details: London : printed for J. Almon, 1772
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The history of Jamaica. Or, General survey of the antient and modern state of that island: : with reflections on its situation, settlements, inhabitants, climate, products, commerce, laws, and government. In three volumes. Illustrated with copper plates.. by
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Publication details: London: : Printed for T. Lowndes, in Fleet-Street., MDCCLXXIV. [1774]; ENG. London.
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A chart of the environs of Jamaica including the dependencies. [cartographic material] / Engrav'd by T. Kitchin, hydrogr. to his majesty. by
Material type: Map Map; Format: print
Publication details: London : [T. Lowndes], 1774; ENG. London.
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A treatise on tropical diseases; : and on the climate of the West-Indies. / By Benjamin Moseley, M.D. member of the Royal College of Physicians of London. by
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Publication details: London [England]: : Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand., M DCC LXXXVII. [1787]; ENG. London
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Abstract of the evidence, contained in the Report of the Lords of the Committee of Council, : relative to the slave-trade, and the treatment of slaves in the Sugar Islands: also an abridgement of such of the colonial laws, as relate to the treatment of the slaves.. by
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Publication details: [London : s.n.], M.DCC.XC. [1790]
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Manner of sleeping &c in the forest ; Rural retreat, the cottage [graphic] / Barlow sc. by
Material type: Graphic Graphic; Format: print ; Type of visual material: graphic
Publication details: London: Published by J.Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard, Dec. 1, 1791; ENGLAND. London.
In: Stedman, John Gabriel, 1744-1797. Narrative, of a five year's expedition, against the revolted Negroes of Surinam
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Manner of bush-fighting by the African negroes; Gradation of shades between Europe & Africa. [graphic]. by
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Publication details: London: Published by J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard, Dec. 1, 1791; ENGLAND. London.
In: Stedman, John Gabriel, 1744-1797. Narrative, of a five year's expedition, against the revolted Negroes of Surinam
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Female quadroon [sic] slave of Surinam [graphic] / Perry sculpt. by
Material type: Graphic Graphic; Format: print ; Type of visual material: graphic
Publication details: [London: Published by J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard, between 1791 and 1796]; ENGLAND. London.
In: Stedman, John Gabriel, 1744-1797. Narrative, of a five year's expedition, against the revolted Negroes of Surinam
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Flagellation of a female Samboe slave [graphic] / Blake sculpt. by
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Publication details: [London: Published by J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard, between 1791 and 1796]; ENGLAND. London.
In: Stedman, John Gabriel, 1744-1797. Narrative, of a five year's expedition, against the revolted Negroes of Surinam
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Group of Negroes as imported to be sold for slaves [graphic] / Blake sculpt. by
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Publication details: [London: Published by J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard, between 1791 and 1796]; ENGLAND. London.
In: Stedman, John Gabriel, 1744-1797. Narrative, of a five year's expedition, against the revolted Negroes of Surinam
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Family of Negro slaves from Loango [graphic] / Blake sculpt. by
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Publication details: [London: Published by J. Johnson, St.Paul's Church Yard, between 1791 and 1796]; ENGLAND. London.
In: Stedman, John Gabriel, 1744-1797. Narrative, of a five year's expedition, against the revolted Negroes of Surinam
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A Negro hung alive by the ribs to a gallows [graphic] / Blake sculpt. by
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Publication details: London: Published by J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard, Dec. 1, 1792; ENGLAND. London.
In: Stedman, John Gabriel, 1744-1797. Narrative, of a five year's expedition, against the revolted Negroes of Surinam
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The execution of breaking on the rack [graphic]. by
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Publication details: London: Published by J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard, Dec. 2, 1792; ENGLAND. London.
In: Stedman, John Gabriel, 1744-1797. Narrative, of a five year's expedition, against the revolted Negroes of Surinam
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A Surinam planter in his morning dress [graphic] / Blake sculpt. by
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Publication details: London: Published by J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard, Dec. 2, 1793; ENGLAND. London.
In: Stedman, John Gabriel, 1744-1797. Narrative, of a five year's expedition, against the revolted Negroes of Surinam
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A rebel Negro armed & on his guard. [graphic] / Bartolozzi sculpt. by
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Publication details: London: Published by J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard, Dec. 1, 1794; ENGLAND. London.
In: Stedman, John Gabriel, 1744-1797. Narrative, of a five year's expedition, against the revolted Negroes of Surinam
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A female negro slave, with a weight chained to her ancle [sic] [graphic] / Bartolozzi sculpt. by
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Publication details: London: Published by J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard, Dec. 1, 1795; ENGLAND. London.
In: Stedman, John Gabriel, 1744-1797. Narrative, of a five year's expedition, against the revolted Negroes of Surinam
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Narrative, of a five years' expedition, against the revolted Negroes of Surinam, in Guiana, on the wild coast of South America; : from the year 1772, to 1777: elucidating the history of that country, and the describing its productions, viz. quadrupedes, birds, fishes, reptiles, trees, shrubs, fruits, & roots; with an account of the Indians of Guiana, & Negroes of Guinea. / By Captn. J.G. Stedman. illustrated with 80 elegant engravings, from drawings made by the author. Vol. I[-II]. by
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Publication details: London, : Printed for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard, & J. Edwards, Pall Mall., 1796; ENG. London.
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  • Narrative of an expedition to Surinam
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The history civil and commercial, of the British colonies in the West Indies : to which is added, An historical survey of the French colony in the island of St. Domingo / abridged from the history written by Bryan Edwards, Esq. Illustrated with a map. by
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Publication details: London : Printed for B. Crosby; for Mundell & Son, Edinburgh; and J. Mundell, Glasgow, 1798; ENG. London. ; SCOTLAND. Edinburgh. ; SCOTLAND. Glasgow.
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A treatise on sugar. By Benjamin Moseley, ... by
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Publication details: London : printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, 1799
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A treatise on sugar / By Benjamin Moseley, M.D. ... by
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Publication details: London : printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, 1799; ENG. London
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Medical tracts : I. On sugar. II. On the cow-pox. III. On the yaws. IV. On obi; or African witchcraft. V. On the plague; and yellow fever of America. VI. On hospitals. VII. On bronchocele. VIII. On prisons / By Benjamin Moseley, M.D. ... by
Edition: Second edition, with considerable additions.
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Publication details: London : printed by John Nichols, for G. and J. Robinson, 1800; ENG. London.
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Medical tracts : I. On sugar. II. On the cow-pox. III. On the yaws. IV. On obi; or African witchcraft. V. On the plague; and yellow fever of America. VI. On hospitals. VII. On bronchocele. VIII. On prisons / By Benjamin Moseley, M.D. ... by
Edition: Second edition, with considerable additions.
Material type: Text Text; Format: print ; Literary form: Not fiction
Publication details: London : printed by John Nichols, for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1800; ENG. London
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A treatise on sugar. : With miscellaneous medical observations. / By Benjamin Moseley, M.D. by
Edition: Second edition, with considerable additions.
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Publication details: London [England]: : Printed by John Nichols, Red-Lion Passage, Fleet-Street, for G.G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row., M DCCC. [1800]; ENG. London
Other title:
  • Moseley on sugar
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The life and exploits of Three-finger'd Jack, the terror of Jamaica : with a particular account of the Obi; being the only true one of that celebrated and fascinating mischief, so prevalent in the West Indies / By William Burdett, many years overseer of a plantation in Jamaica. On this history is founded the popular pantomimical drama of Obi; or, Three-finger'd Jack; performed at the Theatre-Royal, Haymarket; an accurate description of which, including all the songs, duets, choruses, &c. is also added. by
Edition: 4th edition, with additions.
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Publication details: Sommers Town [England] : Printed and published by A. Neil, and sold also by Crosby & Letterman, 1801; Sommers Town [England]
Other title:
  • Obi; or, Three-finger'd Jack
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Hutchin's improved: being an almanack and ephemeris ... for the year of our Lord 1802 ... / By John Nathan Hutchins, philom. by
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Publication details: New-York : Printed and sold by Ming and Young, (successors to Hugh Gaine), [1801]; N.Y. New York.
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A treatise on tropical diseases : on military operations, and on the climate of the West-Indies / By Benjamin Moseley, M.D. ... by
Edition: Fourth edition, with considerable additions.
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Publication details: London : printed by Nichols and Son for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1803; ENG. London
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Obi; or, The history of Threefingered Jack. : In a series of letters from a resident in Jamaica to his friend in England. by
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Publication details: Worcester [Mass.]: : Printed by Isaiah Thomas, Jun. for B. & J. Homans: sold by them in Boston, and by Thomas & Whipple, Newburyport., 1804; MASS. Boston. ; MASS. Newburyport. ; MASS. Worcester.
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A treatise on the diseases of negroes, as they occur in the island of Jamaica: : with observations on the country remedies. / By James Thomson, M.D. by
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Publication details: Jamaica: : Printed by Alex. Aikman, Jun. printer to the King's most excellent Majesty and to the Hon. House of Assembly., 1820; JAMAICA.
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A tour through the island of Jamaica, : from the western to the eastern end, in the year 1823. / By Cynric R. Williams. by
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Publication details: London: : Printed for Hunt and Clarke, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden., MDCCCXXVI. [1826]; ENG. London.
Other title:
  • Jamaica
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Obi; or, The history of Threefingered Jack. : In a series of letters from a resident in Jamaica to his friend in England. by
Material type: Text Text; Format: print ; Literary form: Fiction
Publication details: Boston: : N.H. Whitaker., 1830; MASS. Boston.
Other title:
  • Threefingered Jack
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Jamaica. (Slave trade.) : Return to an address to His Majesty, dated 9 August 1832;-- for copy of dispatch, dated 10th December 1774, from the Earl of Dartmouth to Sir Basil Keith, Governor of Jamaica, with memorials from London, Bristol, and Liverpool, on the subject of an act passed by the Assembly of Jamaica in that year, imposing a duty on each slave imported:-- also, the foregoing memorials; report of the Board of Trade upon the subject of the foregoing act; additional dispatch or instruction, dated 3d March 1775, to Sir Basil Keith; letter, dated 12th June 1775, from Sir Basil Keith to the Earl of Dartmouth; letter, dated 6th November 1775, from Sir Basil Keith to the Earl of Dartmouth; instructions to the governors of the West India colonies, requiring them to withhold their assent to any act imposing additional duties on the importation of negroes. Colonial Department, Downing-street, 15 August 1832. R.W. Hay. (Mr. Burge.) Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, 16 August 1832. 738. by Series: Reports and papers (Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons) ; 1832, no. 738.
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Publication details: [London, England : s.n., 1832]; ENG. London.
Other title:
  • Papers relating to slave trade in the island of Jamaica
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Journal of a West India proprietor, : kept during a residence in the island of Jamaica. / By the late Matthew Gregory Lewis, Esq. M.P. author of "The monk," "The castle spectre," "Tales of wonder," &c. by
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Publication details: London: : John Murray, Albemarle Street., MDCCCXXXIV. [1834]; ENG. London.
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People's almanac. 1837. by
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Publication details: Boston : Published by Charles Ellms, agent. Boston --- sold by Thomas Groom, [1836]; MASS. Boston.
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Obi; or, Three Fingered Jack. by
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Publication details: New-York: : J. Slater, publisher, 42 Division Street., [between 1842 and 1849?]; N.Y. New York.
Other title:
  • Obi; or, The history of threefingered Jack
  • Threefingered Jack
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Popular tales. / By Maria Edgeworth. Embellished with original designs by Croome. Containing Murad the unlucky, The manufacturers. The contrast. The grateful negro. To-morrow. by
Material type: Text Text; Format: print ; Literary form: Fiction
Publication details: Philadelphia [Pa.]: : New York [N.Y.]: : Geo. S. Appleton, 164 Chestnut Street ; D. Appleton & Co., 200 Broadway., 1850; N.Y. New York.
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Obeah; witchcraft in the West Indies / by Hesketh J. Bell. by
Material type: Text Text; Format: print ; Literary form: Not fiction
Publication details: London : Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington Limited, 1889; ENG. London.
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Jamaica as it is, 1903 / by B. Pullen-Burry ; illustrated. by
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Publication details: London : T. F. Unwin, 1903; ENG. London.
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