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The History of Jamaica -Page 104

The History of Jamaica -Page 104

Author: Long, Edward

Medium: Letterpress

Date: 1774

Shelfmark: G4255-7

Item number: Page 104

Length: 25.7

Width: 19

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Printed Text

Extract from Edward Long's 'The History of Jamaica.' Long went to Jamaica in 1757 when he became private secretary to his brother-in-law, Henry Moore, who was Lieutenant Governor of the Island. Long, one of the most prominent of the pro-slavery campaigners, became a leading member of the Jamaican government. Ill health necessitated his return to England in 1769, and his 3 volume work was published in 1774. In this extract he describes the principal towns of Kingston and Port Royal, including information about the landscape, their prosperity, the architecture of the buildings, foods sold at the markets, and the effects of the hot climate on the inhabitants.

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