A report on Quamina

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Guyanese slave from Africa and father of Jack Gladstone.

- Quamina
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Slaves force the retreat of European soldiers led by Lt Brady.

Demerara rebellion of 1823

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Uprising involving more than 10,000 enslaved people that took place in the colony of Demerara-Essequibo .

Uprising involving more than 10,000 enslaved people that took place in the colony of Demerara-Essequibo .

Slaves force the retreat of European soldiers led by Lt Brady.
Map of Demerara-Essequibo in 1823, inset showing the disposition of plantations as narrow strips along the coast; the position of "Le Resouvenir" plantation
Provisional Battalion lines up for review
Depiction of battle at "Bachelor's Adventure", one of the major confrontations during the rebellion
1823 Demerara map showing the disposition of plantations, Small crosses mark the places where slaves' heads or bodies were displayed

Instigated chiefly by Jack Gladstone, a slave at "Success" plantation, the rebellion also involved his father, Quamina, and other senior members of their church group.

Jack Gladstone

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Enslaved Guianese man who led the Demerara rebellion of 1823, one of the large slave rebellions in the British Empire.

Enslaved Guianese man who led the Demerara rebellion of 1823, one of the large slave rebellions in the British Empire.

Jack and his father, Quamina, an African-born enslaved carpenter, lived and worked on the "Success" plantation in Demerara.

Demerara

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Historical region in the Guianas on the north coast of South America which is now part of the country of Guyana.

Historical region in the Guianas on the north coast of South America which is now part of the country of Guyana.

The Demerara colony in 1759
(Note this map has East at its top.)
See here for its exact location (6° 48' N 58° 10' W).
2 Joes (or 44 Dutch Guilders), Colonies of Demerary and Essequebo (1830s), second issue.
The Demerara colony in 1759
(Note this map has East at its top.)
See here for its exact location (6° 48' N 58° 10' W).

1823: Quamina of Plantation Success