Browse Collections (29 total)

St. Catherine, Jamaica

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St. Catherine, one of the largest parishes in Jamaica, was named after the Queen of Charles II who was on the throne of England when it was formed in…

Westmoreland, Jamaica

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This collection contains photographs relating to the parish of Westmoreland in Jamaica. Westmoreland, an outgrowth of St. Elizabeth, was created in…

Trelawny, Jamaica

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Trelawny was formed from the eastern part of St. James in 1770 after the wealthy planters of the area complained that Montego Bay, the capital, was…

Traditional Jamaican Dances

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Jamaican traditional dances fall roughly into three categories: African derived, European derived and Creole, that is, a mixture of both types.…

Great Earthquake of Kingston

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January 14, 1907, marks an unforgettable day in Jamaica’s history. On this fateful afternoon, 106 years ago, a great earthquake hit Kingston with a…

Parish Churches of Jamaica

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The church is very central to the lives of many Jamaicans. This is evident by the ever growing number of churches to be found in every nook and cranny…

Bridgens' West India Scenery

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This West India Scenery Collection consists of illustrations of negro characters, the process of making sugar, etc . from sketches taken by R.…

James Hakewill's Picturesque Tour of the Island of Jamaica

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James Hakewill (1778 – 1843) was an English born architect and engraver, who did extensive travels throughout Europe and the West Indies. The…

Riots & Rebellions, Jamaica

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Riots and Rebellions is a digitized collection of resources from the National Library of Jamaica. The collection brings together resources related to…

Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

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The transatlantic slave trade is largely responsible for bringing to the Americas enslaved Africans. The slave trade is said to have drawn between ten…