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Jamaica Plantership -Title Page

Jamaica Plantership -Title Page

Author: MacMahon, Benjamin

Medium: Letterpress

Date: 1839

Shelfmark: 792.f.22

Item number: Title Page

Length: 18.5

Width: 11

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Printed Text

This is the title page of Benjamin MacMahon's 'Jamaica Plantership' in which he writes of life on the Bloxburgh coffee plantation in Jamaica in the 19th century. MacMahon 'abhorred slavery' and his book aimed to expose the abusive behaviour of some of the planters on the island. Despite this anti-slavery stance, he saw his own role as being to train and guide the slaves working on his plantation.

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