ECDA Collections


The Early Caribbean Digital Archive (ECDA), based at Northeastern University, is collaborating with dLOC to have all texts in ECDA also in dLOC.  The ECDA is building collections on particular topics and themes, including one on Slave Narratives.

See all items already included in the ECDA-Slave Narratives Collection. >>

Others to be added, if possible, include:

  • 1684 Thomas Tryon’s Advice to Gentleman Planters (“Dialogue between a Negro and his Master”)
  • 1709 “Speech by a Black of Guardaloupe.” (1709) Ed. Thomas W. Krise. Caribbeana. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999: 93-100.
  • 1735 “The Speech of Moses Bon Sa`am.” (1735) Ed. Thomas W. Krise. Caribbeana. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999: 101-107.
  • 1775-1838 Seven Slaves and Slavery: Trinidad 1777–1838. Ed. De Verteuil, Anthony. Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago: Scrip-J Printers, 1992.
  • 1808-1820 “The Memoir of Florence Hall.” The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Powel Family papers. 1808-1820 ca. (O’Callaghan 2004, n3p181).
  • 1834 A Dreadful Account of a Negro who for Killing the Overseer of a Plantation in Jamaica Was Placed in an Iron Cage Where He was Left to Expire (1834).
  • 1839 Manzano, Juan Francisco. The Autobiography of a Slave. 1839. Trans. Evelyn Picon Garfield. Ed. Ivan Schulman. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1996.
  • 1847 “Letter from W.A. Gilbert, A Runaway Slave from the Danish West Indies to the Danish King (1847).” In Slave Society in the Danish West Indies, edited by B. W. Higman, pp. 137–138. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992.
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