Primary Sources:

Essays, Reports, Pamphlets: (note: the following list includes both published and unpublished works. They are presented in chronological order according to when they were written, and not when they were published on when the author, if he or she ever visited or lived on Jamaica, made their initial observations. As a rule of thumb, I have considered a work to be an essay, report, or pamphlet if it is shorter than a published volume. Typically, these works are designed to address a single topic or respond to a specific debate. 


[EDWARD TRELAWNY]. An Essay concerning Slavery and the Danger Jamaica is Expos’d to from too Great Number of Slaves, and the Too little Care that is Taken to Manage Them. And a Proposal to Prevent the Further Importation of Negroes into that Island. (London: Charles Corbett, 1746). Access: available to read in full on various internet databases such as Slavery & Anti-Slavery A Transnational Archive.

JAMAICA ASSEMBLY. Committee Appointed to Examine into and Report the Allegations and Charges on the Slave-Trade and the Treatment of Negroes, Two Reports (One Presented the 16th of October, the Other on the 12th of November, 1788) from the Committee of the Honourable House of Assembly.… (London: B. White & Son, 1789). Access: available to read in full on various internet databases such as Slavery & Anti-Slavery A Transnational Archive.

[STEPHAN FULLER]. Notes on the Two Reports from the Committee of the Honourable House of Assembly of Jamaica: Appointed to Examine into, and to Report to the…(London: J. Phillips, 1789). Access: this volume is available to read in full on The Internet Archive (archive.org).