Leonard Parkinson, Maroon Leader, Jamaica, 1796

Description

Leonard Parkinson, a captain of Maroons, taken from the Life. Parkinson was the most obdurate and skillful of the young maroon captains. . . with his small band [he] held out for more than six months. This engraving, commissioned by Bryan Edwards . . . before the rebels were transported to Nova Scotia (Michael Craton, Testing the Chains [Cornell Univ. Press, 1982], p. 221).

Source

Jamaica Assembly, The proceedings of the Governor and Assembly in regard to the maroon negroes [with introductory account by Bryan Edwards] (London, 1796), facing title page. (Copy in Library Company of Philadelphia)

Language

English

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

LCP-23

Spatial Coverage

Caribbean--Jamaica

Citation

"Leonard Parkinson, Maroon Leader, Jamaica, 1796", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed January 18, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1227
Leonard Parkinson, a captain of Maroons, taken from the Life. Parkinson was the most obdurate and skillful of the young maroon captains. . . with his small band [he] held out for more than six months. This engraving, commissioned by Bryan Edwards . . . before the rebels were transported to Nova Scotia (Michael Craton, Testing the Chains [Cornell Univ. Press, 1982], p. 221).
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