Monday, October 13, 2014

Labour Policies in the West Indies

International Labour Organization, Labour Policies in the West Indies, Geneva: ILO, 1952.


Chapter I: Pre-War Economic and Social Background.
Economic Factors
Social Factors

Chapter II: Wartime and Post – War Trends.
Regional Cooperation – The Caribbean Commission
Altering Patterns of Economic Policy
Wartime and Post-War Economic Changes
Expansion of Social Services
Political Organisation

Chapter III: Manpower.
General Government Policies
Extent of the Employment Problem
Action Against Unemployment

Chapter IV: The Machinery of Industrial Relations.
British Territories
United States Territories
French Territories
Netherlands Territories

Chapter V: Wages, Hours and Conditions of Work.
British Territories
United States Territories
French Territories
Netherlands Territories

Chapter VI: Women, Children and Young Persons.
Children and Young Persons

Chapter VII: Social Security and Related Provisions.
French Territories
British, United States and Netherlands Territories
Planning and Prospects

Chapter VIII: Labour Legislation.
British Territories
United States Territories
French Territories
Netherlands Territories

Chapter IX: West Indian Labour Problems and the I.L.O.
Some Major Problems of Labour Policy in the West Indies
Some Aspects of the Application of International Labour Conventions to the West Indian Territories
The International Labour Organisation and the West Indies


I. Area and Population of West Indian Territories.

II. Labour Force of British West Indian Territories at Latest Census.

III. Puerto Rico: Civilian Population 14 Years of Age and Over, by Employment Status and Sex.

IV. Jamaica: Data Regarding Wage Earners and Gainfully Occupied Population.

V. Jamaica Sugar Industry: Underemployment and Seasonal Unemployment.

VI. Jamaica: Labour Union Organisation and Assets.

VII. Jamaica: Distribution of Organised Labour according to Major Industries in March 1948.

VIII. Jamaica: Industrial Disputes Involving Stoppage of Work according to Industry.

IX. Puerto Rico: Wage orders Issued by the Minimum Wage Board up to November 1949.

X. Jamaica: Employment, Working Hours and Wages in Selected Industries in the Kingston Area.

XI. Jamaica: Wage Rates and Hours in Principal Industries, 1950.

XII. Trinidad: Wages.

XIII. Puerto Rico: Average Hourly Wages by Industries, Fiscal Years 1934 – 1935 to August 1949.

Anuario de Estudios Americanos XXX (Sevilla)

Anuario de Estudios Americanos, Escuela de Estudios Hispano-Americanos de Sevilla, Año 1973, Número 30.

Ver Archivo del Anuario de Estudios Americanos.

Las Defensas del Golfo de Cádiz en la Edad Moderna, por José Antonio Calderón Quijano
El Puerto y Camino de Carare en Nueva Granada, por María Ángeles Eugenio Martínez
Notas Sobre el Hospital del Amor de Dios de México en el Siglo XVI, por María Justina Sarabia Viejo
Notas al Episcopologio Paraguayo, por José Luis Mora Mérida
Los Diarios Anónimos Sobre el Ataque de Vernon a Cartagena Existentes en Colombia: Su Correlación y Posibles Autores, por Manuel Lucena Salmoral
La Procedencia de los Capitales en la Industria Naviera Catalana del Siglo XVIII: Los Barcos del Comercio Atlántico (1744 – 1752), por Carlos Martínez Shaw
La Ciudad de Santiago de Querétaro a Fines del Siglo XVIII: Apuntes para su Historia Urbana, por Ramón María Serrera Contreras
Los Asientos Portugueses y el Contrabando de Negros, por Enriqueta Vila Villar
Las Ordenanzas de 1596 para la Audiencia de Filipinas, por Fernando Muro Romero
La Casa de Contratación de Sevilla (Algunos Aspectos de su Historia), por Juana Gil Bermejo García
Un Italo – Nicaragüense del Siglo XIX: Fabio Carnevalini, por Franco Cerutti
La Búsqueda del Paraíso y las Legendarias Islas del Atlántico, por Louis – André Vigneras

Men in the Tropics; a Colonial Anthology

Evans, Harold, Ed., Men in the Tropics; a Colonial Anthology, London: William Hodge & Company, 1949.

Sir Harold Matthew Evans (born 28 June 1928) is a British-born journalist and writer who was editor of The Sunday Times from 1967 to 1981. In 1984 he moved to the United States, where he had leading positions in journalism with US News and World Report, The Atlantic Monthly, and the New York Daily News. In 1986 he founded Conde Nast Traveler. He has written various books on history and journalism, with his The American Century (1998) receiving particular acclaim. In 2000, he retired from leadership positions in journalism to spend more time on his writing. Since 2001, Evans has served as editor-at-large of The Week Magazine and since 2005, he has been a contributor to The Guardian and BBC Radio 4.


Part One: West Africa (The Gambia, Gold Coast, Nigeria and Sierra Leone).

Part Two: The Caribbean (British Guiana, British Honduras, Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad, the Bahamas, the Leeward Islands, and the Windward Islands).

Part Three: East Africa (Kenya, Tanganyika, Uganda and Zanzibar).

Part Four: The Malay Archipelago (The Federation of Malaya, Singapore, Sarawak, North Borneo, and Brunei).

Part Five: The Pacific Islands (Fiji, Tonga, the Gilbert and Ellice Islands, and the Solomon Islands).

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Whither Latin America?

Fuentes, Carlos, et. al., Whither Latin America?, New York: Monthly Review Press, 1963.


The Argument of Latin America: Words for the North Americans, by Carlos Fuentes.

The Plundered Continent, by Paul Johnson.

The Coming Latin American Revolution, by A Traveling Observer.

Which Way for Latin America?, by Leo Huberman.

The Varieties of Land Reform, by Andre Gunder Frank.

A Great American, by Paul M. Sweezy.

Mexico: The Janus Faces of 20th Century Bourgeois Revolution, by Andre Gunder Frank.

Venezuela: A Study in Imperialism, by Harvey O’Connor.

Brazil, A Christian Country, by Francisco Juliao.

Andes and Sierra Maestra, by Sebastian Salazar Bondy.

Report from Ecuador, by Manuel Agustin Aguirre.

Notes on Latin America, by Paul M. Sweezy and Leo Huberman.

Latin American Politics and Development

Wiarda, Howard J. & Harvey F. Kline, Eds., Latin American Politics and Development, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1979.

Reviewed in Latin American Research Review © 1985.

Howard J. Wiarda is the Dean Rusk Professor of International Relations and Founding Head of the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia. He is also a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and a Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C..

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Latin America: A Descriptive Survey

Schurz, William Lytle, Latin America: A Descriptive Survey, New York: E. P. Dutton, 1949.

Reviewed in The American Economic Review © 1942.

Reviewed in The Journal of Negro Education © 1942.

Economic historian William Lytle Schurz taught at a number of academic institutions, including the University of California, of Wyoming, and of Michigan, as well as the American Institute for Foreign Trade, where he served as president in 1950. He also worked in a variety of US government positions, such as commercial attaché to Brazil during the Hoover administration and as chief of training at the Social Security Board under President Franklin Roosevelt. In addition to The Manila Galleon, his 1939 landmark study on the Spanish empire's trans-Pacific commerce, he is best known for his works on Latin American history, such as, Brazil: The Infinite Country and Latin America: A Descriptive Survey.

An Outline of Latin American Economic Development

Wythe, George, An Outline of Latin American Economic Development, (College Outline Series), New York: Barnes & Noble, Inc., 1946.

From the Preface:
The book is the outgrowth of lectures at The American university of Washington D.C., on the economic problems of Latin America. (…) Latin American economic development is here outlined on a topical basis rather than from the standpoint of the peculiarities of the economies of the twenty distinct republics. The author’s experience has been that this approach gives the student a better orientation and enables him to take up more3 intelligent advanced studies or investigations in connection with individual countries or specific problems. The book consists of an Introduction and four Parts. The Introduction aims to define the over-all position of Latin America in world economy. Part I is devoted to several basic concepts, such as the physical setting, population problems, and the general characteristics of economic development in Latin America. Part II takes up the major economic activities: agriculture; the mineral, forest, pastoral and manufacturing industries; transportation and communications; and credit unions. Part III is devoted to foreign commerce, its volume, composition, and direction, with special reference to the outlook and the possibilities of, and limitations on, the development of larger inter-American trade. In Part IV the evolution of a Pan-American commercial policy is outlined.