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Jamaica Plantership -Page 25

Jamaica Plantership -Page 25

Author: MacMahon, Benjamin

Medium: Letterpress

Date: 1839

Shelfmark: 792.f.22

Item number: Page 25

Length: 18.5

Width: 11

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Printed Text

Extract from Benjamin MacMahon's 'Jamaica Plantership.' MacMahon worked as a bookkeeper on the Bloxburgh Estate, a coffee plantation in the Port Royal Mountains. He knew that slaves were very badly treated and was shocked by many of the things he saw. In this extract he describes how the slaves were shackled together whilst they worked in the fields, and flogged to force them to work harder. The practices on the estate eventually caused him to leave to look for other work.

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