The Resource Our children free and happy : letters from Black settlers in Africa in the 1790s, edited by Christopher Fyfe ; with a contribution by Charles Jones

Our children free and happy : letters from Black settlers in Africa in the 1790s, edited by Christopher Fyfe ; with a contribution by Charles Jones

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Our children free and happy : letters from Black settlers in Africa in the 1790s
Title
Our children free and happy
Title remainder
letters from Black settlers in Africa in the 1790s
Statement of responsibility
edited by Christopher Fyfe ; with a contribution by Charles Jones
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a unique group of previously unpublished letters which are held in manuscript form by the British Library, the Library of the University of Illinois, Chicago, and the Public Record Office, London. The letters were written by black settlers who had migrated from North America to Sierra Leone. They record an attempt by self-liberated ex-slaves to obtain political and land rights, which they felt had been unjustly denied them, using their literacy in English as a tool. As the letters reveal, their efforts ended in tragedy for, after delivering a declaration of independence and leading an armed rebellion, two settlers were hanged and others banished from their new homes. Christopher Fyfe's introduction explains the historical background to the period. An important supplementary essay by Professor Charles Jones examines the linguistic significance of the letters, comparing them with native English letters of the period
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Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT516.7
LC item number
.O94 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fyfe, Christopher
  • Jones, Charles
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sierra Leone Company
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone
  • Blacks
  • Pioneers
  • Noirs
  • Noirs
  • Immigrants
  • Blacks
  • Pioneers
  • Kolonisten
  • Negers
  • Geschichte
  • Noirs américains
  • Noirs
  • Vie des pionniers
Label
Our children free and happy : letters from Black settlers in Africa in the 1790s, edited by Christopher Fyfe ; with a contribution by Charles Jones
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Note
GB91-#2132
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 105 pages
Isbn
9780748602704
Lccn
92156560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27726860
  • (OCoLC)ocm27726860
Label
Our children free and happy : letters from Black settlers in Africa in the 1790s, edited by Christopher Fyfe ; with a contribution by Charles Jones
Publication
Note
GB91-#2132
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 105 pages
Isbn
9780748602704
Lccn
92156560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27726860
  • (OCoLC)ocm27726860

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