Offers the only collection of primary source documents from colonial newspapers on the events and issues of the period.
James W. C. Pennington's slave narrative tells of his time and experiences before the Civil War, when he was a slave in the South, and of the problems, oppressions, and religious aspects of slavery.
George Cartwright (1739-1819) was a soldier, trader and explorer who spent sixteen years travelling and working in Labrador in northern Canada. In 1754, he entered the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich in London before taking up a commission in the Indian army. In 1760, he served in the Seven Years' War, returning to England with the rank of Captain. After his army career, he turned to exploration and set himself up as a trader along the Labrador coast of northern Canada, making six expeditions from 1770-86 between Cape St Charles and Hamilton Inlet. This three-volume work, published in 1792, recounts the author's adventures along the Labrador coast, vividly portraying the land and the culture of the indigenous peoples. It also contains a brief autobiography and a glossary of unusual terms such as 'jerk', 'king-hairs', and 'lolly'.
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