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Conference Proceedings
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Shepherd, Verene A.
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Department of History and Archaeology
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To be hanged by the neck until he be dead
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Kingston, Jamaica
Publisher Name
Institue of Jamaica
Date of Publication
2005
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Volume ID
29
Location in Work
54-59
Extent of Work
80
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Abstract
This article looks at the trial, conviction and death of Samuel Sharpe, the acknowledged leader of what turned out to be the final emancipation war in the history of the British-colonised Caribbean - the voices of those who were called upon to give evidence at his trial are featured. as has been stressed in previuos articles, these voices have been filtered through the medium of third parties; therefore some scholars may argue that they do not qualify as authentic 'slave narratives'. Nevertheless, they do fall within that genre of narratives classified by Ashraf Rushdie as 'neo-slave narratives', narratives that function at some level as 'slave speech', and which are vital for the recuperation of the history of the black experience.Nine testimonies are presented here, eight by enslaved men and one by an enslaved woman who does not appear to have been subjected to the same level of interrogation as the men.....
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