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- DescriptionThe Caribbean Heritage Series is designed to publish historic re-publications of Trinidad Literary Roots and comprises four Trinidadian vels published between 1838 and 1907. This second volume in the series presents two vels, Adolphus, a Tale and The Slave Son. Adolphus was first published in 1853 and was probably written by a Trinidadian mulatto, thus making it the first Trinidadian, and possibly the first West Indian, vel written by a mulatto and the first vel written by someone born and reared in Trinidad. A dramatic nineteenth-century tale, originally published in the newspapers of the day, Adolphus, traces the adventures of a mulatto son of a black slave women raped by a white man. Raised by a kind Spanish-Trinidadian padre, Adolphus grows into a handsome, well-educated, ble character. Later falling in love with Antonia Romelia, he manages to rescue her from a villaius kidnaper and they flee to Venezuela where they are free to marry. The Slave Son was originally published in 1854 by Chapman and Hall, and according to the author's foreword, it was inspired by Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and was written to support the abolitionist movement in the United States
- Author BiographyBridget Brereton is Professor of History, St Augustine, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago. Her major books include A History of Modern Trinidad, Race Relations in the Colonial Trinidad, and Law Justice and Empire. She has also written articles on gender and history in the Caribbean. Rhonda Cobham is Professor of English and Black Studies at Amherst College, Amherst, USA. She has edited special issues of Research in African Literatures and The Massachusetts Review, as well as Watchers and Seekers: An Anthology of Writing by Black Women in Britain. Her essays on Caribbean and African authors, and postcolonial theory have appeared in Calahoo, Transition, RAL, and critical anthologies.
- Author(s)ANON,William Noy Wilkins
- PublisherUniversity of the West Indies Press
- Date of Publication31/05/2003
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Series TitleCaribbean Heritage S.
- Place of PublicationKingston
- Country of PublicationJamaica
- ImprintUniversity of the West Indies Press
- Content Note1 Illustrations
- Weight640 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Edited byLise Winer
- Introduction byBridget Brereton,Rhonda Cobham,Mary Rimmer,Sanchez-Eppler,Lise Winer
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