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narrative of events since the first of August, 1834, by James Williams, an apprenticed labourer in Jamaica.

Collection History

This digital compilation was developed in support of the NYPL website, "The African American Migration Experience," a sweeping 500-year historical narrative from the transatlantic slave trade to the Western migration, the colonization movement, the Great Migration, and the contemporary immigration of Caribbeans, Haitians, and sub-Saharan Africans.

Related Resources

NYPL. "In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience."(2005) <>

Collection Data

Williams, James (b. 1805) (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1837
Place: London
Publisher: Sold by W. Ball
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc Rare 326.92-W
Slavery -- Jamaica
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11668570
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9783e690-c606-012f-a00a-58d385a7bc34
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