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List of illustrations

  • The Spirits Gone Before Them
  • Plan and Sections of a Slave Ship
  • Mount Plenty Great House
  • Dixcove Fort
  • Ground Plan Dix Cove Fort Africa surveyed, May 1756
  • Dixcove Fort, slave hole gate
  • Representation of a Lott of Fullanis…
  • Illustration of slave yokes
  • European slaver's house
  • Ground Plan of Cape Coast Castle
  • Cape Coast Castle, courtyard and parade ground
  • Still from digital model of the c. 1770 dungeons, Cape Coast Castle
  • Cape Coast Castle, entrance tunnel descending into the dungeons
  • Cape Coast Castle, interior of the fourth chamber, dungeons
  • Plan of Cape Coast Castle
  • Cape Coast Castle, view down the horn work to the ocean gate with surveillance window of sentry box above
  • Cape Coast Castle, view from the sentry box over the passage to the ocean gate
  • The Southwell Frigate: tradeing on the Coast of Africa
  • Dry docks
  • A Liverpool Slave Ship
  • Leg irons
  • Representation of an insurrection aboard a Slave Ship
  • Hibbert House
  • Plan of the cellar of Hibbert House before installation of slave cell, c. 1755
  • Plan of the cellar of Hibbert House after installation of slave cell, c. 1790
  • Plan of the ground floor of Hibbert House
  • Hibbert House, view of rear courtyard
  • Hibbert House, view down the rear piazza to the side yard gate and the street beyond
  • Stewart Castle ruins
  • Plan of Phase 1 of Stewart Castle (1760s) showing fire range through loopholes
  • Plan of Phase 2 of Stewart Castle (1790s) showing fire range through loopholes
  • Axonometric of John Hallowes House, c. 1660s, Westmoreland County, Virginia
  • Model of 1730s house and site at Wormsloe, outside Savannah, Georgia
  • Plan of Glenbuchat Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, late sixteenth century
  • Untitled view of a Jamaican great house
  • Winefields
  • Winefields, foundation walls with loopholes flanking the main door
  • Bromley, foundation wall with embedded loopholes
  • Ruinous loophole in foundations of the great house, detail
  • Hamden plantation
  • A Front View of Hamden House
  • Différents projects relatifs au climat et à la manière la plus convenable de bâtir dans les pays chauds, et plus particulièrement dans les Indes occidentales
  • Stokes Hall
  • Plan of Township
  • Halse Hall, now drastically altered
  • The South Front of the House of Robert Turner, Esqr.
  • Colbeck Castle
  • Lulworth Castle
  • Tattershall Castle
  • Wollaton Hall
  • Plas Teg
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Hagley Hall
  • Map of Britain identifying densities of tower houses
  • Rathfarnham
  • Mountjoy
  • Somerhill
  • Portumna
  • Kanturk
  • Monkstown
  • Kew Park
  • Plan of Edinburgh Castle, St. Ann Parish, Jamaica, 1775–1800
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Monea
  • Claypotts Castle
  • John Tharp House
  • Elevation drawing of Tharp House showing the nogged wall construction
  • Chippenham Park, entrance lodges and gates
  • How the Indians Spun Cotton
  • Hardwick Hall
  • Nouveau voyage aux isles de l'Amérique
  • Hermitage, roof framing
  • Seville plantation, reconstructed mud-walled slave quarter
  • Highgate, Jamaica
  • Sketch of African house under construction in Jamaica
  • Plan of Kingston
  • The Piazza at Havana
  • The Pentice
  • Vista de la Procession que fue hecha en la Havana…
  • The West Front of the House of Robert Dukinfield, Esqr.
  • The North Front of the House of Edward Gardiner, Esqr.
  • Covent Garden
  • Moulton Barrett House
  • View of Falmouth
  • Brazilian Landscape with a Worker's House
  • View of a Spanish Building
  • Gaiola system exposed in a café
  • Framed and nogged construction, detail
  • Hyde Hall
  • Hyde Hall, interior with exposed nogging
  • Hibbert House, M roof
  • Hibbert House, lead gutters in roof system
  • Hyde Hall, common rafter system
  • 32 Duke Street, iron strap securing the corner of the house frame
  • Two Gentlemen Surveying Their Estate in Jamaica
  • Good Hope boiling house
  • Original front of Good Hope great house
  • Plan of Good Hope great house
  • Good Hope great house, begun mid-eighteenth century, expanded c. 1790s, Trelawny Parish, Jamaica
  • Coach house, Good Hope plantation, Trelawny Parish, Jamaica, c. 1790s
  • A Plan of Good Hope Estate, detail
  • Good Hope plantation, bridge crossing the Martha Brae River
  • Good Hope water mill
  • Animal mill
  • Plan of a boiling house
  • Plan for a curing house
  • Aqueduct at Mona plantation
  • Trinity Estate
  • Tryall plantation, overshot water wheel
  • Plan of the Hospital for Sick Slaves at Good Hope
  • Slave hospital ruins
  • A Plan of Good Hope Estate, detail of the slave village site
  • Phoenix plantation, barracks quarters
  • Mount Plenty plantation, barracks quarters
  • Plan of barracks at Mount Plenty plantation
  • Arcadia plantation, slave barracks
  • Arcadia plantation, front passage of barracks with doors flanked by jalousies opening into each chamber
  • Workers' housing
  • Cottages with One Room
  • Plan of Good Hope boiling house, Trelawny Parish, Jamaica
  • Venetian window in office of the works at Orange Valley, overlooking the boiling house
  • Interior of a boiling house
  • Exterior of the Boiling House
  • Plan of the overseer's house at Good Hope, Trelawny Parish, Jamaica
  • Good Hope
  • Untitled Jamaican scene
  • A View in the island of Jamaica, of Roaring River Estate, belonging to William Beckford Esqr: near Savannah la Marr
  • Colbeck Castle
  • Plan of Colbeck Castle terrace
  • James Stuart, James Dawkins, and Robert Wood at the Funerary Monument of Philopappos
  • James Dawkins and Robert Woods Discovering the Ruins at Palmyra
  • Garden rotunda
  • Triumphal Arch at the Decoy
  • A View of the Houses at Bath
  • The North Front of the House of Allexr Mcfarlane, Esqr.
  • Hibbert House, interior showing ground-floor archway and stair beyond
  • View in the Island of Jamaica, detail
  • Villa Valmarana
  • Différents projects relatifs au climat et à la manière la plus convenable de bâtir dans les pays chauds, et plus particulièrement dans les Indes occidentales
  • Différents projects relatifs au climat et à la manière la plus convenable de bâtir dans les pays chauds, et plus particulièrement dans les Indes occidentales
  • Cardiff Hall
  • Cardiff Hall, interior view of hall and stairhall
  • Plan of Colbeck Castle, second (main) floor
  • Plan of the Poggio Reale in Naples
  • Plan of the Poggio Reale in Naples
  • Plan of northwest service building, Colbeck Castle
  • Colbeck Castle, view of the northeast outbuilding
  • Barrett House shell
  • Market Street, Falmouth
  • Barrett House, first floor and lot plan
  • Plan of Falmouth, detail
  • 7 Upper Harbour Street, exterior
  • Plan of the upper residential floor of 7 Upper Harbour Street, Falmouth, Jamaica
  • Plan of Thomas Vermont House, 17 Market Street, Falmouth, Jamaica
  • Thomas Vermont House, hall
  • 7 King Street, typical arch defining the entrance into the hall from the passage
  • Moulton-Barrett House, rear elevation
  • Thomas Davidson House
  • 18 Pitt Street, with kitchen and quarter dependency to its side
  • Thomas Vermont House and Store, now the post office
  • 23 Market Street
  • Plan and Elevation of the House, Stores, and Wharf Belonging to Alexander Lindo, Esquire
  • Negroes Sunday Market at Antigua
  • Water Square
  • Medieval window stalls along the Shambles
  • Elevation of the South front of the row of buildings on the market wharf
  • Shop interior
  • High Street
  • House-shops
  • House-shop on rue de la République
  • House-shop on Church Street
  • House-shop on Church Street
  • Linen Market, Dominica
  • Actor Boy
  • Jaw-Bone, or House John-Canoe
  • Mount Plenty, north elevation
  • Mount Plenty, north gallery
  • Plan of Mount Plenty, St. Ann Parish, Jamaica, as it stood by the mid-nineteenth century
  • Reconstructed plan of Mount Plenty, St. Ann Parish, late eighteenth century
  • View in the Island of Jamaica
  • Portrait of an Unknown Jamaican Couple, detail
  • Seville plantation
  • Plan of Seville
  • Seville plantation, rusticated door surround
  • Plan of Carter's Grove, outside Williamsburg, Virginia, 1750s
  • Hyde Hall plantation, arcade stair
  • Arcadia
  • Arcadia, hall
  • Belle Isle House, Jamaica
  • Cardiff Hall, Doric entablature, detail
  • Good Hope plantation, interior
  • Floors in Wales, detail
  • A Grand Jamaica Ball! or the Creolean Hop à la Muftee
  • Phoenix plantation
  • Johnny New-come in the Island of Jamaica
  • High-backed Jamaican Windsor chair
  • Jamaican Campeche chair
  • Frome plantation
  • Good Hope great house, interior view with jalousies between rooms
  • Wales plantation house
  • Roehampton great house
  • Elizabeth Somerville House
  • Plan of 8 Trelawny Street, Falmouth, Jamaica
  • 54 Duke Street, wall plate, detail
  • Ewe House
  • Sketch of a slave quarter
  • Sketch of a slave village
  • 11 Queen Street, yard
  • Plan of 18 Pitt Street showing kitchen and slave quarter, Falmouth, Jamaica
  • House and site plan, 7 Lower Harbour, Falmouth, Jamaica
  • Partition ventilator, board house
  • 7a Lower Harbour Street, rear yard
  • Neale-Tavern
  • McGhie House
  • Board house
  • Interior partition, board house
  • Shotgun house, 1636 Fourth Street, Columbus, Georgia
  • Warehouses of the West India Docks
  • Dyrham Park
  • Blackamoor figure, pair of Nubian slave stands
  • Candlestick
  • Medallion
  • Dyrham Park, walnut staircase
  • Marble Hill House, mahogany floors and doors
  • Gravemarker for Scipio Africanus
  • Dyrham Park, greenhouse
  • Lewin Meade Sugar House
  • Nathaniel Day House
  • Gothic tower garden folly
  • Bristol Exchange
  • Bristol Exchange, figural representation of Africa, detail
  • Bristol Exchange, figural representation of America, detail
  • Map of Liverpool
  • Liverpool Town Hall
  • Entablature of Liverpool Town Hall
  • Entablature of Liverpool Town Hall
  • Liverpool Town Hall, America panel, detail of crocodile
  • Thomas Parr House and warehouse
  • King's Circus
  • King's Circus, detail of metopes
  • King's Circus, details of African hut metopes
  • Chilham Castle
  • Bodiam Castle
  • Sugarloaf folly
  • Fontill Abbey
  • South front of West Wycombe
  • Segar Smoking Society in Jamaica!
  • Home House
  • An Elevated View of the New Docks & Warehouses now constructing on the Isle of Dogs near Limehouse for the reception & accomodation of shipping in the West India Trade…
  • Hibbert Gate
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~Thousands of black bodies give the hull a haunting presence. Lined with row upon row of figurines, a simple wooden canoe rides the current of sugarcane that carries it. Laura Facey’s Their Spirits Gone Before Them (2006) is a tour de force, simultaneously political and...
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~The gleaming white fort rises dramatically from the promontory overlooking the coastal town of Dixcove, Ghana, much as it has for more than three centuries (fig. 1.1)....
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~Until fairly recently, the ruins of Stewart Castle were almost completely lost in the bush of Jamaica’s north coast. Less than a mile from the major east–west highway, the site of the early great house was known by locals but visited by almost no one...
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~Until the recent construction of the vast cruise ship terminal that landlocked the building, John Tharp’s townhouse in Falmouth overlooked the harbor of this late eighteenth-century...
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~A twenty-minute drive south from Falmouth leads along a...
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~To find Colbeck Castle, a visitor has to have a keen sense of direction and just a bit of faith. The final road to the site is little more than a long dirt path, fairly well removed from the paved roads and highways of the south coast. Approaching the ruin, the visitor gets the clear sense that this is no ordinary British colonial house. Four corner towers, each...
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Now little more than a large, one-story masonry shell standing at the foot of Market Street in Falmouth, the Barrett House was one of the earliest and largest houses in town...
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~Nestled in the dramatic hill country of St. Ann Parish, Mount Plenty is a remarkable survival (fig. 7.1). Built sometime in the third quarter of the eighteenth...
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~Ms. Rosie’s house is only two blocks from Water Square, Falmouth’s central public space (fig. 8.1). Standing to the front of a deep but narrow lot, the house serves as her residence, and the small nogged kitchen...
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