Sunday, April 13, 2014

Latin American Panorama: An Anthology

Kramer, Paul, & Robert E. McNicoll, Eds., Latin American Panorama: An Anthology, New York: Capricorn Books, 1969.

I. Selections from The Conquest of Peru, by William Hickling Prescott.

II. The New World, by Lord Acton.

III. The European Background of Brazilian History, by Gilberto Freyre.

IV. Manuelita Sáenz, by German Arciniegas.

V. The Later American Policy of George Canning, by H.V.W. Temperley.

VI. Selections from The Voyage of the Beagle, by Charles Darwin.

VII. Selections from “Dr. Francia”, by Thomas Carlyle.

VIII. The Rise and Fall of the Mexican Empire, by Lord Acton.

IX. The Relation of the Races in South America, by Lord Bryce.

X. Whose Hemisphere?, by Arthur Preston Whitaker.

XI. Chile: The Economic Crisis, by André Siegfried.

XII. Selections from “The Rich Culture of Mexico”, by F.S.C. Northrop.

XIII. Intellectual Origins of Aprismo, by Robert E. McNicoll.

XIV. Some Effects of Population Growth on Latin America’s Economy, by Alfonso Gonzalez.

XV. Swan Lake, by Paul Kramer.

XVI. Fidel Castro, by Frank Tannenbaum.

XVII. Power and Social Change in Colombia: The Cauca Valley, by Cole Blasier.

XVIII. Cuban Students in Politics: 1956 – 57, by Jaime Suchlicki.

XIX. Mexican Machismo: Politics and Value Orientations, by Evelyn P. Stevens.

The Buccaneers of America

Esquemeling, John, The Buccaneers of America: A True Account of the Most Remarkable Assaults Committed of Late Years Upon the Coasts of the West Indies, New York: Dover Publications, 1967.

Para la versión en español, favor de ver Piratas de América.

This Dover edition, first published in 1967, is an unabridged and unaltered republication of the work first published by Swan Sonnenschein & Co. in 1893.

Friday, February 28, 2014

The West Indian Slave Laws of the 18th Century; A New Balance of Power: the 19th Century

Goveia, Elsa V., Douglas Hall & F. Roy Augier, Eds. The West Indian slave laws of the 18th century / [by] E.V. Goveia. A new balance of power: the 19th century [by] C.J. Barlett, Chapters in Caribbean History 2, Barbados: Caribbean Universities, 1970.

Elsa Vesta Goveia (12 April 1925 - 18 March 1980)
Elsa Vesta Goveia was born on 12 April 1925 in the former British Guiana, one of two daughters of a middling family of mixed Portuguese descent. This was at a time when only a minority of Caribbeans could benefit from anything higher than an elementary education, Elsa won a scholarship to St Joseph’s High School, Convent of Mercy, in Georgetown, and matriculated with her Higher Level Certificate.

The Development of the Plantations to 1750; An Era of West Indian Prosperity, 1750-1775

Sheridan, Richard B., The Development of the Plantations to 1750; An Era of West Indian Prosperity, 1750-1775, Chapters in Caribbean History 1, Barbados: Caribbean Universities, 1970.

From the Richard B. Sheridan Collection, at the University of the West Indies (Mona Campus):
Richard Sheridan made distinguished contribution to Caribbean historiography and was a pre-eminent economic historian. His work was largely an analysis of British West Indian trade within the context of the Atlantic economy, where he argued the importance of the West Indies to the accumulation of wealth in Europe. He made significant contribution to the study of Caribbean slavery and slave society and authored two major works:-Sugar and Slavery: An economic History of West Indies,1623-1775 and Doctors and Slavery: A Medical and Demographic History of Slavery in the British West Indies,1680-1834-as well as several seminal articles.

The Legacy of the American Revolution to the British West Indies and Bahamas: A Chapter Out of the History of the American Loyalists

Siebert, Wilbur H., The Legacy of the American Revolution to the British West Indies and Bahamas: A Chapter Out of the History of the American Loyalists, Boston: Gregg Press, 1972.

Available online.

Wilbur Henry Siebert (30 August 1866 Columbus, Ohio – 2 September 1961 Columbus) was an educator and historian from the United States.
He published The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom (1898–99), The Government of Ohio (1903), numerous papers relating to the dispersion of the American Loyalists, and articles on some other subjects, including a “Report on Collections of Material in English and European History in the Libraries of the United States.”

Tratado del Canal de Panamá

Panamá, Ministerio de Educación, Tratado del canal de Panamá, Caracas: Edición venezolana, 1977.

Los tratados Torrijos-Carter y otros documentos relacionados fueron firmados en Washington DC el 7 de septiembre de 1977 entre Omar Torrijos (jefe de gobierno de Panamá) y Jimmy Carter (presidente de los Estados Unidos de América). Con ellos se transfiere progresivamente la soberanía del Canal de Panamá de EEUU a Panamá, estando en poder de EEUU desde 1903.

The Torrijos–Carter Treaties are two treaties signed by the United States and Panama in Washington, D.C., on September 7, 1977, which abrogated the Hay–Bunau-Varilla Treaty of 1903. The treaties guaranteed that Panama would gain control of the Panama Canal after 1999, ending the control of the canal that the U.S. had exercised since 1903. The treaties are named after the two signatories, U.S. President Jimmy Carter and the Commander of Panama's National Guard, General Omar Torrijos.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Trinidad Village

Herskovits, Melville Jean, & Frances Shapiro Herskovits, Trinidad Village, New York: Octagon Books, 1964.

Reviewed in American Sociological Review © 1948.

Reviewed in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Reviewed in American Anthropologist © 1948.

Reviewed in Boletín Bibliográfico de Antropología Americana (1937-1948) © 1948.

Reviewed in The Americas © 1949 Academy of American Franciscan History.

See also NWIG: New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids © 2012.

Melville Jean Herskovits (September 10, 1895 – February 25, 1963) was an American anthropologist who firmly established African and African American studies in American academia.

See also Recordings from Trinidad Village and Life in a Haitian Valley.