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Letter, Manuscript, Typescript
C L R James sent this letter to writer and broadcaster Andrew Salkey at the BBC Colonial Service in September 1965. In i...
Letter, Manuscript Created date: 1793
This letter, dated 31 July 1793, is from Jean-Jacques Dessalines, the famous general and one of the leaders of the Saint...
This document is a letter written in 1797 on behalf of the House of Assembly in Barbados. This was the local government...
Map, Manuscript Created date: c. 1750
This map of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola was created around 1750 when the French slave colony of Saint-Domingue (H...
Manuscript Created date: 27 June 1795
Many of the planters in the British West Indies were part of the West India Committee. Established in the 18th century,...
Photograph, Image Created date: 2 September 1935
This photograph shows Jamaican journalist and activist Amy Ashwood Garvey at a demonstration organised by the Internatio...
This is the programme for the Talawa Theatre Company’s production of C L R James’s play The Black Jacobins (1967), whic...
Book, Map, Illustration, Image
This is a first edition of The Black Jacobins (1938), C L R James’s classic history of the Haitian Revolution of 1791–1...
Book, Illustration, Image
Barbadian George Lamming came to England in 1950 on the same ship as fellow aspiring novelist Samuel Selvon; legend has...
This early 19th century article (at the bottom of the second column) is taken from an American newspaper, and reports on...
Image, Hand coloured etching
Who was Toussaint L'Ouverture? Toussaint L’Ouverture was an former slave who helped fight colonial forces in the French ...
Typescript, Manuscript, Draft
This is a draft typescript of The Black Jacobins, C L R James’s 1967 play about the Haitian Revolution. One of several ...