Sunday, July 20, 2014

Volcans et histoire: recueil de textes sur le volcanisme et les éruptions dans l'histoire des Antilles


Adelaïde-Merlande, Jacques (Dir.), Volcans et histoire : recueil de textes sur le volcanisme et les éruptions dans l'histoire des Antilles, Pointe-à-Pitre: C.U.A.G. [Centre universitaire Antilles-Guyane]., Décembre 1976.

Jacques Adélaïde-Merlande est un historien français, né le 1er juin 1933 à Fort-de-France en Martinique. Ancien maître de conférences à l'Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, dont il fut le président de 1972 à 1977, il est l'actuel président de la Société d'histoire de la Guadeloupe.

A Strategy for Caribbean Economic Integration


Perusse, Roland I., A Strategy for Caribbean Economic Integration, San Juan, PR: North - South Press, 1971. (note: the book contains some newspaper cut-outs and notes about the topic.)

Reviewed in Caribbean Studies © 1973.

Reviewed in Caribbean Quarterly © 1972.

Reviewed in Social and Economic Studies © 1973.

Preface:
This study was made possible through support from the Twentieth Century Fund of New York City. The author is deeply indebted to M.J. Rossant, Director of the Fund, and Carol Barker, of the Fund Research Staff, for their assistance and criticism. The study, conducted in late 1970 and early 1971, is based on information gathered through interviews with over 150 government and opposition leaders, businessmen and intellectuals of 26 states of the Caribbean. The author was denied a visa for entry into Cuba, so the Cuban interviews were limited to refugee leaders in Miami. The analysis and recommendations in this study are those of the author and do not reflect the views of the Twentieth Centry Fund.


Contents:
Preface & lists of tables and illustrations.

I. Introduction.

II. Regional Cooperation.

III. The Uncertain Furture.

IV. Alternative Strategies for Caribbean Development.

V. Toward a Viable Caribbean Community.

VI. Toward a Viable U.S. Caribbean Policy.

Appendixes.

The Anglo-Spanish Struggle for Mosquitia


Floyd, Troy S., The Anglo-Spanish Struggle for Mosquitia, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, 1967.

Reviewed in Caribbean Studies © 1969.

From the book cover:
The author traces for the first time the history of the Anglo-Spanish struggle for the immense "Kingdom of Mosquitia," a struggle that began in the seventeenth century with the short naval war between the Spanish and the British Providence Company and ended during the War of the American Revolution with Spain's historic and little known return to Trujillo and her desperate and dramatic counterattacks to prevent England from splitting the Spanish Empire at the San Juan River. Although Professor Floyd emphasizes the military aspects of the rivalry, he also treats in detail the origins of the English alliance with the Sambo-Miskitos, the intricate connections between buccaneering , slave raids, and contraband, and the relations between the Spanish missionary movement and military offensive. From this account, it can be seen that Belize is only the ultimate compromise resulting from two centuries of warfare over a much larger area, and that the British encroachment in Central America during the nineteenth century maintained a traditional friendship with the Sambo-Miskitos and an ancient rivalry with the Spanish-speaking inhabitants.
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Report of the Commissioners on Fugitive Slaves with Minutes of Evidence, Appendix and Index and Correspondence Relating to the Abolition of Slavery 1875 - 76


Ford, P. & Ford, Mrs. G., (Chief Editorial Advisors), Report of the Commissioners on Fugitive Slaves with Minutes of Evidence, Appendix and Index and Correspondence Relating to the Abolition of Slavery 1875 - 76, {Slave Trade # 92}, Shannon Ireland: Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers, 1969.

Contents:
Gold Coast - Correspondence relating to the abolition of Slavery in that Protectorate 1875.

Gold Coast - Further Correspondence relating to the Abolition of Slavery 1875.

Gold Coast - Further Correspondence relating to the Abolition of Slavery 1875.

Cuba and Puerto Rico - Correspondence relating to the Slave Trade and the State of the Slave Population in those Islands 1875.

Puerto Rico - Papers relating to the Abolition of Slavery and the Condition of the Libertos 1875.

Slave Trade - Return of Vessels captured while engaging in the Slave Trade 1875.

Fugutive Slaves - Report of the Royal Commissioners with Minutes of Evidence Appendix and Index 1876.

Change and Renewal in the Caribbean


Demas, William G., Change and Renewal in the Caribbean, Barbados: CCC Publishing House, 1975.

From the Foreword:
The six Papers contained in this collection were originally delivered at different times over the last four years as addresses to various audiences in the Region.


Contents:
Foreword.

1. The New Caribbean Man.

2. Building the New West Indies.

3. Youth and Development.

4. The World of School and The World of Work.

5. The Role of the Labour Movement in the Development of the Caribbean.

6. The Prospects for Decolonisation in the West Indies.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Patterns of International Cooperation in the Caribbean 1942 - 1969


Corkran, Jr., Herbert, Patterns of International Cooperation in the Caribbean 1942 - 1969, Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 1970.

Reviewed by Thomas G. Mathews in the American Political Science Review.

Reviewed in The Western Political Quarterly © 1971.

Reviewed in International Affairs (Royal Institute of International Affairs 1944-) © 1971.

Contents:
Preface.

Introduction.

1. The Historical Background.

2. Establishment of the Anglo-American Caribbean Commission.

3. Achievements of the Anglo-American Caribbean Commission.

4. Establishment and Organization of the Four-Power Commission.

5. A Brief Survey of the Caribbean Commission Achievements.

6. Evaluations of the Caribbean Commission.

7. Mounting Pressures for Structural Change.

8. Constitutional Developments during the Caribbean Commission Years, 1946 to 1961.

9. The Departure of the Commission Secretariat from Trinidad.

10. The End of an Era: Termination of the Caribbean Commission

11. The Caribbean Organization Carries on the Good Work.

12. Constitutional Developments during the Caribbean Organization Years and After.

13. The End of Another Era: Termination of the Caribbean Organization.

14. From Formal to Informal International Cooperation and the Role of Puerto Rico.

15. The CODECA Cycle.

16. Alternative Strategies for Caribbean Integration.

APPENDIXES :
A. An Agreement for the Establishment of the Caribbean Commission (1946)
B. Rules of Procedure for the Caribbean Commission
C. Agreement for the Establishment of the Caribbean Organization, June 21, 1960
D. Statute of the Caribbean Organization
E. Law of Puerto Rico Creating CODECA
F. The Caribbean Organization – the First Three Years (Radio Scripts)
G. Evaluation of CESCO Pilot Project, 1966
H. Report of the Tripartite Economic Survey of the Eastern Caribbean (Excerpts)
Notes.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Caribbean Integration and Development


Demas, William G., Caribbean Integration and Development, Jamaica: Institute of Social and Economic Research, 1976.

From the Foreword:
This book contains a number of Essays written over a period of some 15 years – extending from 1960 to 1975. During this period the author was actively involved in economic policy-making at both national and regional levels – with the benefit of two brief sojourns at McGill University, first as a Research Fellow in 1964 and second as a Visiting Professor during the academic year 1966/67.


Contents:
Foreword.

Introduction by Alister McIntyre.

1. The Economics of West Indies Customs Union.

2. Notes on the Theory of Economic Integration among Developing Countries.

3. Planning and the Price Mechanism in the Context of Caribbean Economic Integration.

4. Employment Strategies in the Commonwealth Caribbean.

5. The Caribbean and Multinational Corporations.

6. Economic Independence: Conceptual and Policy Issues in the Commonwealth Caribbean.

7. Notes on Development Problems in the Commonwealth Caribbean.

8. An Over-simplified model for Managing the Caribbean Economies.

9. Factors in the Integration of the Caribbean Capital Markets.

10. Central Banking and Economic Transformation in a CARICOM country.

11. Some Thoughts on the Caribbean Community.

12. The New Caribbean University.

References.