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The History of Jamaica -Title Page

The History of Jamaica -Title Page

Author: Long, Edward

Medium: Letterpress

Date: 1774

Shelfmark: G4255-7

Item number: Title Page

Length: 26.3

Width: 19.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Printed Text

This is the title page of Edward Long's 'History of Jamaica.' Long was born in England in 1734 and became a barrister after studying at Grays Inn. He went to Jamaica in 1757 and became private secretary to his brother-in-law, Henry Moore, who was Lieutenant Governor of the island. Long became a leading member of the Jamaican government after being appointed a judge of the Vice-Admiralty court, and was a frequent speaker in the House of Assembly. He was also a prominent member of the pro-slavery lobby. He returned to England in 1769 due to ill health and the first edition of 'The History of Jamaica' was published in 1774. The 3 volume work covers the history of the island from the European occupation in 1655 to the late 18th century and provides a detailed description of life there. Long also included practical advice for those wishing to set up plantations and he wrote at length about slavery on the island.

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