Browse Collections (29 total)

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…

Valdez Collection

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The Valdez Collection features photographs taken in the very early 20th century in Jamaica by J.B. Valdez. This is just a sample of the photographs 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…

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…

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.…

St. Mary, Jamaica

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The town of Rio Nuevo has historical significance for being the site of the last battle between the invading English and the defending Spaniards who…

St. James, Jamaica

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St. James was one of the second group of parishes formed in Jamaica and is said to have been named by Sir Thomas Modyford in 1665, for the Duke of…

St. Elizabeth, Jamaica

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St. Elizabeth lies to the south west end of Jamaica, between Manchester to the east, Westmoreland to the west, and to the south of St. James and…

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…