In Miserable Slavery: Thomas Thistlewood in Jamaica, 1750-86
Thomas Thistlewood (1721-1786) was a British estate overseer and small landowner in western Jamaica. He arrived in Jamaica, the most important of the British sugar colonies in 1750, when he was 29 years old. He became the overseer or manager of the Egypt sugar plantation near the small port of Savanna la Mar. He stayed in Jamaica until his death in 1786. He wrote a diary, which eventually ran to some 10,000 pages, and this diary became an important historical document on slavery and history of Jamaica.
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Like Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s A Midwife’s Tale, which preceded this book by seven years, In Miserable Slavery is derived from the personal journal of a person who would otherwise be unknown to us ... Read full review
I have just read the foreword and introduction so cannot give a review. However, the book was first called to my attention by a male colleague and Afrikan Heritage brother while enraged at the brutality by Thistlewood to his Enslaved Afrikans..in particular, the degrading act of making then eat their own faeces.
If I use this as the sole marker for this review,.it would be a diagnosis psycho-spiritual pathological extreme. My review may take longer as I need time out to process hi level of brutality.....
Thistlewoods first crop
Preparing his own
Settling in on the Pen
Unhappily labouring on the Pen
The establishment of Thomas
Acts of men and of God