West Indies. Extracts from the Journal of John Candler, whilst travelling in Jamaica
Harvey & Darton
1840 - 1841
Travel Writings
Anti-Slavery International, 'Recovered Histories' collection. Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature, University of London. Friends House Library, London. British Library.
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Caribbean Jamaica Travel Journal Ship Quaker Abolition Apprenticeship Slavery
The abolitionist John Candler was sent in 1839 by the Society of Friends to report on Caribbean society since the abolition of slavery in the British colonies. He describes his journey, including the sighting of a slave ship, and gives the impression of a constant movement of ships, people (including escaped slaves), investments, news and publications between the British, French, Spanish and Danish colonies in the Caribbean. In Jamaica, he reports on working conditions, education, religion, libraries, prisons, and the legal system, and distributes religious tracts in English, French and Spanish.
Two parts, the first published in 1840 and the second in 1841. Part two can also be found online in the Recovered Histories collection: http://www.recoveredhistories.org/pamphlet1.php?catid=226