. . . to a site which will continue to grow!
This site is still under construction.
This photo comes from the beginning of a book of poetry that Matthew Josephs published in London in 1876. Josephs first became a schoolmaster in 1849.
On this site I hope to tell something of the several generations of teachers who helped to shape their country's future, mostly in the period between the Morant Bay Rebellion and the end of World War I.
During nearly thirty years of research into Jamaican history I have realised how much unknown information on that history lies hidden in various printed sources, especially the many newspapers published in the island. One area of particular interest is the biographical material on Jamaicans of all classes and colours which exists in those sources. On this site I will tell something of the lives of those significant men and women who toiled to bring education to ordinary Jamaicans; some accounts will be in their own words or the words of contemporaries.