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The West Indies and the Spanish Main

Anthony Trollope

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. . .I do not mean to assert that he is absolutely without mental power, as a calf is. He does draw conclusions, but he carries them only a short way. I think that he seldom understands the purpose of industry, the object of truth, or the results of honesty. He is not always idle, perhaps not always false, certainly not always a thief; but his motives are the fear of immediate punishment, or hopes of immediate reward. He fears that and hopes that only. Certain virtues he copies, because they are the virtues of a white man. The white man is the god present to his eye, and he believes in him—believes in him with a qualified faith, and imitates him with a qualified constancy.

And thus I am led to say, and I say it with sorrow enough, that I distrust the negro's religion. What I mean is this: that in my opinion they rarely take in and digest the great and simple doctrines of Christianity, that they should love and fear the Lord their God, and love their neighbours . . . Read More

Community Reviews

Anthony Trollope first published his book in 1860. In writing about Jamaica, he describes the plight of the English landowner. There are no slaves and the workers that are available for hire don't want to work, but to prefer to eat & live on the landowner's land. The workers are against immigration

This account of Trollope's visit to the West Indies is as much an investigation of culture and economics as an actual travelogue. Jamaica, Cuba, and elsewhere in the Indies and Latin America he visits and has definite opinions on each port of call.

Being Trollope, he finds reason to criticize pretty

I read only the section that recounts his two weeks in British Guiana. I intend to circle back and read the entire book. I would for no other reason than this is some excellent writing, and Trollope’s enjoyable personality and wry style of reporting reminds me of Mark Twain.

But I also think this is