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Obeah and Atlantic Studies
In conjunction with the Atlantic Studies special issue Obeah: Knowledge, Power, and Writing in the Early Atlantic, the ECDA is currently developing a digital anthology on the literary and cultural history of Obeah in the Caribbean. The anthology will offer researchers a digital reading, discussion, and analysis space to study the literature around Obeah and to learn about current scholarly work on this subject. We are currently in the process of acquiring and digitizing the source material for the first edition of the anthology. We have created a temporary page to allow researchers access to some of these materials as we continue to build and test the ECDA's new research environment. Please visit http://ecdaproject.org/exhibits/show/obeahandatlanticstudies
To read our article ("Obeah and the Early Caribbean Digital Archive") that details this current project, please visit http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14788810.2015.1025217
Below is a list of primary source materials we are currently digitizing for the anthology:
- Moseley, Benjamin. Obi ; or the History of Three-Finger'd Jack: by Dr. Moseley. to Which Is Added, the Voyages, Travels, and Long Captivity of James Massey. Newcastle: Printed by M. Angus & Son, 1800.
- Edgeworth, Maria. Belinda. London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1801.
- Edgeworth, Maria, and Maria Edgeworth. The Grateful Negro, and the Birthday Present. Edinburgh: W.P. Nimmo, Hay & Mitchell, 1874.
- Edwards, Bryan. The History Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies: To Which Is Added, an Historical Survey of the French Colony in the Island of St. Domingo. Abridged from the History Written by Bryan Edwards Esq. Illustrated with a Map. London: Printed for B. Crosby, Stationer's Court, 1798.
- Arnold, Samuel, and Fawcett. Obi; Or, Three-Finger'd Jack!: A Serio Pantomime, in Two Acts. London: Duncombe and Moon, 1800.
- Grainger, James. The Sugar-Cane!: A Poem, in Four Books : with Notes. London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley, in Pall-mall, 1764
- Report of the Lords of the Committee of Council Appointed for the Consideration of All Matters Relating to Trade and Foreign Plantations: Submitting to His Majesty's Consideration the Evidence and Information They Have Collected in Consequence of His Majesty's Order in Council, Dated the 11th of February 1788, Concerning the Present State of the Trade to Africa, and Particularly the Trade in Slaves, and Concerning the Effects and Consequences of This Trade, As Well in Africa and the West Indies, As to the General Commerce of This Kingdom. London: publisher not identified, 1789.
- Holland, William. Johnny Newcome in Love in the West Indes. London: Published April 1808 by William Holland, Cockspur Street, London, 1825.
- Hughes, Griffith. The Natural History of Barbados: In Ten Books. by the Reverend Mr. Griffith Hughes, A.m. Rector of St. Lucy's Parish, in the Said Island, and F.r.s. London: Printed for the author, 1750.
- Kalm, Pehr, and Johann R. Forster. Travels into North America: Containing Its Natural History, and a Circumstantial Account of Its Plantations and Agriculture in General ; with the Civil, Ecclesiastical and Commercial State of the Country, the Manners of the Inhabitants, and Several Curious and Important Remarks on Various Subjects. London: Printed for the editor, 1770.
- Lewis, M G, and Andrew Spottiswoode. Journal of a West India Proprietor: Kept During a Residence in the Island of Jamaica. London: John Murray, 1834.
- Ligon, Richard. A True & Exact History of the Island of Barbadoes: Illustrated with a Map of the Island, As Also the Principal Trees and Plants There, Set Forth in Their Due Proportions and Shapes, Drawn Out by Their Several and Respective Scales. Together with the Ingenio That Makes the Sugar, with the Plots of the Several Houses, Rooms, and Other Places, That Are Used in the Whole Process of Sugar-Making. London: P. Parker, and T. Guy, 1673
- Long, Edward. The History of Jamaica, Or, General Survey of the Antient and Modern State of That Island: With Reflections on Its Situation, Settlements, Inhabitants, Climate, Products, Commerce, Laws, and Government. London: Printed for T. Lowndes, 1774.
- Kummer, Joseph H, and Vernon Nelson. Archibald John Monteith: Native Helper and Assistant in the Jamaica Mission at New Carmel. S.I 1854
- Moseley, Benjamin. A Treatise on Sugar: With Miscellaneous Medical Observations. London: Printed by J. Nichols for G.G. and J. Robinson, 1800.
- “The Obeah Woman. A West Indian Narrative.” The Atheneum; or, Spirit of the English Magazines 32. 1832
- Thomson, James. A Treatise on the Diseases of Negroes, As They Occur in the Island of Jamaica: With Observations on the Country Remedies. Jamaica: Printed by Alex. Aikman, jun, 1820
- Williams, Cynric R. Hamel, The Obeah Man. London: Hunt and Clarke, York Street, Covent Garden, 1827.