National Library of Jamaica Collection in dLOC

The Riots and Rebellions is a digitized collection of resources from the National Library of Jamaica. Included in the Digital Library of the Caribbean are samples from the larger collection. The collection brings together resources related to two landmark events in Jamaica's history:

  • 1831 Sam Sharpe Rebellion / Baptist War (Books, Newspapers, Serials, Pamphlets, Official Documents, Maps, Photographs, Prints)
  • 1865 Morant Bay Rebellion (Books, Newspapers, Serials, Official Documents, Maps, Photographs, Prints)

Funded in part by The Culture Health, Arts, Sports and Education Fund (CHASE), Riots and Rebellions is the first digital collection developed by the National Library of Jamaica; other digital collections are forthcoming. We would appreciate your feedback and suggestions for digital collections and invite you to contact us at