Documentary Heritage of Enslaved Peoples of the Caribbean

Documentary heritage submitted by Barbados and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2003.

© Barbados Museum & Historical Society / Travel license for a "slave man named William (16 March 1818)

A unique corpus of documentary evidence relating to the lives of enslaved Caribbean people through the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, that is preserved by the Barbados Museum and Historical Society. The collection provides invaluable source material for scholars studying the history of Barbados, the model for the development of the plantation economies of the Caribbean and North America.

  • Year of submission: 2003
  • Year of inscription: 2003
  • Country: Barbados
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