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List of illustrations

  • John Bull Taking a Clear View of the Negro Slavery Question!!
  • Sir Hans Sloane, Bt
  • Gramen dactylon bicorne tomentosum maximum spicus numerosissimis
  • Two views of a land crab and potsherd
  • Land crab
  • Spanish coins, fragment of a ship's timber, and Portuguese man-of-war
  • Transcriptions of three African songs (Angola, Papa, and Koromanti)
  • Indian and African musical instruments, scandent vine, and Jamaican luteus
  • Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle
  • A Ginn Cotton
  • Sugar cane (Arundo saccharifera)
  • Sugar cane (Saccharum officinarum), dried specimen
  • The manner of propagating, gathering, and curing the Grana or Cochineel, done by an Indian in the Bishoprick of Guaxaca in the Kingdom of Mexico in America
  • Svcerie
  • Market Day, Roseau, Dominica
  • Free West Indian Creoles in Elegant Dress
  • The Family of Sir William Young
  • A Negro Dance in the Island of Dominica
  • A West Indian Creole Woman Attended by her Black Servant
  • Frontispiece of Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce
  • A Leeward Islands Carib Family outside a Hut
  • Chatoyer and His Five Wives
  • A Linen Market with a Linen-Stall and Vegetable Seller in St. Vincent
  • From Spaniard and Black, Mulatto
  • Portrait of a Lady
  • Linen Market, Dominica
  • Ritual Slave Party on a Plantation in Surinam
  • Covent Garden
  • Covent Garden Market and St. Paul's Church
  • A West Indian Flower Girl and Two Other Free Women of Color
  • French Mulâtresses of Dominica in Their Proper Dress
  • Fashionable Dresses in the Rooms at Weymouth, 1774
  • St James's Park
  • West India Washer-women
  • French Mulâtress Purchasing Fruit from a Negro Woman
  • Painted panel from Kedleston Hall
  • The Wedgwood medallion ("Am I not a Man and a Brother?")
  • A Meeting of Connoisseurs
  • Apollo
  • Table 3 from The Works of the Late Professor Camper, on the Connexion between the Science of Anatomy and the Arts of Drawing, Painting, Statuary, etc.
  • Broad Grins; or, Staring a Man out of Countenance
  • Plate 3 from Plates to Accompany Albinus's Tables of the Skeleton and Muscles of the Human Body
  • Diagram of facial angles
  • The Rabbits
  • The Connoisseurs
  • A Meeting of Connoisseurs
  • A Meeting of Connoisseurs, detail
  • The Voyage of the Sable Venus from Angola to the West Indies
  • Amphitrite
  • Slave Trade
  • Philanthropic Consolations, after the loss of the Slave-Bill
  • A Harlot's Progress, plate 2
  • Tit Bits in the West Indies
  • Philanthropic Consolations, after the loss of the Slave-Bill, detail
  • Philanthropic Consolations, after the loss of the Slave-Bill, detail
  • The Abolition of the Slave Trade: The Inhumanity of Dealers in Human Flesh Exemplified in Captain Kimber's Treatment of a Young Negro Girl of 15 for her Virgin Modesty
  • The Full Moon in Eclipse
  • What a Nice Bit!
  • A Morning Surprise
  • Johnny Newcome in Love in the West Indies
  • Barbarities in the West Indias
  • Venus and Adonis
  • The Route
  • Water-Jar Sellers
  • Milkwoman
  • Chimneysweeper
  • Creole Negroes
  • The Merry Milkmaid
  • Milk Girl
  • Sweeps
  • Chimney Sweepers
  • Lovey, alias Liverpool
  • The Dancing Ballad Singer
  • Bed-stocks for Intoxication, etc.
  • Sunday Morning in Town
  • Queen or ‘Maam’ of the Set-Girls
  • Red Set-Girls, and Jack-in-the-Green
  • An Interior View of a Jamaica House of Correction
  • Jaw-Bone, or House John-Canoe
  • Koo-Koo, or Actor-Boy
  • Actor Boy
  • The Adventures of Johnny Newcome, detail
  • May Day
  • List of Subscribers
  • Old Clothes!
  • Jewish Shop
  • Koo-Koo, or Actor-Boy, detail showing "Henriques" shop sign
  • The Most High, Most Excellent, and Most Mighty Monarch Charles the Second
  • The Delights of Emigration!
  • The Windward Falls, near Kingston
  • Waterfall on the Windward Road
  • Retirement Estate, St. James's
  • Brightling Observatory as Seen from Rosehill Park
  • A View in the Island of Jamaica of the Springhead of Roaring River
  • The Torrid Zone. Or, the Blessings of Jamaica
  • Rose-Hall
  • Belle Vue, Residence near Kingston, Stoney Hill in the Distance
  • Scene at Up Park Camp
  • Kingston Church
  • The Parade and Upper Part of Kingston from the Church, looking towards the Port Royal Mountains
  • View of Kingston from the Commerical Rooms, Looking toward the East
  • City of Kingston from the Commercial Rooms, Looking Towards the South
  • View of Kingston from the Commercial Rooms, Looking toward the West
  • View of London taken from the roof of the Albion flour mills
  • Harbour Street, Kingston
  • The Date Tree
  • Plaintain Trees
  • Mountain Cottage Scene, Cocoa Nut Trees in the Fore Ground
  • The Fern Tree
  • The Fern Tree, detail
  • The Poringland Oak
  • Montpelier Estates, St James, The Property of C.R. Ellis Esqr M.P.
  • The Attack of the Rebels on Montpelier Old Works Estate in the Parish of St James’s, the Property of Lord Seaford
  • Palm and Banana Trees
  • Black Vultures
  • The White Witch of Rose Hall, cover
  • Display of photographs taken by visitors to Rose Hall
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Description: Slavery, Sugar, and the Culture of Refinement: Picturing the British West Indies,...
~Scholarship on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries involves critical engagement with the past and ongoing conversations in the present. This book is in large part the product of many exchanges I have had with friends, colleagues, and students at Brown and beyond — in North America, Britain, and Jamaica. I wish particularly to thank the following...
PublisherPaul Mellon Centre
Description: Slavery, Sugar, and the Culture of Refinement: Picturing the British West Indies,...
~In 1826 Isaac Robert Cruikshank produced a pro-West Indian satire titled John Bull Taking a Clear View of the Negro Slavery Question!! (1826; pl. 1). The targets of his attack were the East Indian interest, which had been lobbying to abolish preferential duties favoring West Indian sugar, and abolitionists,...
PublisherPaul Mellon Centre
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~The previous chapter examined how printed caricatures designed to solicit satiric laughter affected the formation of a set of fragmented types used to characterize the “slavish negro” in the years prior to the abolition of the slave trade. This kind of satire...
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Related print edition pages: pp.117-155

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This sharp piece of billingsgate, written by the Grub Street wit Edward Ward in 1698, jumbles images of the body and the landscape in order to imagine Jamaica...
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Related print edition pages: pp.157-193

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Description: Slavery, Sugar, and the Culture of Refinement: Picturing the British West Indies,...
~Damage control might be a rather negative way to characterize the production of West Indian visual culture during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, when slaves and sugar contributed prominently to the wealth of the British Empire. But the term captures quite well the motives and sensibility of a colonial culture that was forever responding...
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Related print edition pages: pp.195-197

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Slavery, Sugar, and the Culture of Refinement: Picturing the British West Indies, 1700–1840
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