Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Report on the Rastafari Movement in Kingston, Jamaica (Reprint)


Smith, M.G., Roy Augier & Rex Nettleford, Report on the Rastafari movement in Kingston, Jamaica, Reprint by Jamaica: The Institute of Social and Economic Research, 1968.

Available online.

See also The Rastafari Report: An Academic Betrayal? by Annie Paul.

McGill Studies in Caribbean Anthropology


Henry, Frances, McGill Studies in Caribbean Anthropology, Occasional Paper Series No. 5, Montreal: McGill University, October, 1969.

Contents:
Introduction, by Frances Henry.

Village-Government Relationships in Trinidad, by Epeli Hauofa.

The Chinese in Trinidad, by Gerald Bentley and Frances Henry.

Drinking Patterns and Alcoholism in Trinidad, by Carole Yawney.

Adolescent Groups and Delinquency in Mackenzie, Guyana, by Marilyn Silverman.

Industrial Unrest in Mackenzie, Guyana, by Maurice St. Pierre.

The Origins of Porknocking in Guyana, by Douglas Smith.

The Rural Entrepreneur in St. Lucia, by Rochelle Romalis.

Selected Bibliography.

Metodología y Estudio de la Historia


Carrera Damas, Germán, Metodología y estudio de la historia, Caracas: Monte Ávila Editores, 1970.

De la portada del libro:
Los ensayos y estudios agrupados en el presente volumen responden a una preocupación básica y constante: procurar nuevas perspectivas metodológicas que permitan contribuir a la depuración de los estudios históricos. Se proponen también la revisión crítica de algunos conceptos generalmente manejados por la historiografía venezolana y se esboza la línea evolutiva de esos estudios con ánimo de precisar etapas y orientación generales. En fin, en Enseñanza de la historia, tercera parte de este volumen, se presentan observaciones y consideraciones que son el fruto de largos años de experiencia docente.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Los Creadores de la Diplomacia Venezolana


Rojas, Armando, Los creadores de la diplomacia venezolana, Caracas: Presidencia de la República, 1976.

De la portada:
Armando Rojas, individuo de Número de la Academia Nacional de la Historia y del Centro de Historia del Departamento Vargas, así como Correspondiente de muchas otras instituciones trascendentes de América y Europa, ha sido Embajador de Venezuela en Nicaragua, Portugal, Uruguay y El Líbano, y ha representado a nuestro país en numerosas conferencias internacionales en varios continentes. Hizo sus estudios de Humanidades y Filosofía en Universidades de España, Bélgica, e Italia para doctorarse en filosofía y letras en la Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

The Four Seasons Of Manuela: A Biography, The Love Story Of Manuela Saenz And Simon Bolivar


Von Hagen, Victor W., The Four Seasons Of Manuela: A Biography, The Love Story Of Manuela Saenz And Simon Bolivar, New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1952.

Available online HERE, and HERE.

From Wikipedia:
Doña Manuela Sáenz y Aizpuru (December 27, 1797 – November 23, 1856) was a revolutionary hero of South America who supported the revolutionary cause by gathering information, distributing leaflets, and protesting for women's rights. Manuela received the Order of the Sun…, honoring her services in the revolution. Sáenz married a wealthy English merchant in 1817 and became a socialite in Lima, Peru. This provided the setting for involvement in political and military affairs, and she became active in support of revolutionary efforts. Leaving her husband in 1822, she soon began an eight-year collaboration and intimate relationship with Simón Bolívar that lasted until his death in 1830. After she prevented an 1828 assassination attempt against him and facilitated his escape, Bolívar began to call her "Libertadora del libertador" ("liberator of the liberator"). Manuela's role within the revolution after her death generally was overlooked until the late twentieth century, presently she is recognized as a feminist symbol of the 19th century wars of independence.


My note:
Inside the book, my father had placed an old article (cut out) which appeared in the January 16, 1978, issue of the Venezuelan periodical ‘El Nacional’. It was about research undertaken by Ana Mercedes Pérez on the life of Manuela Sáenz.

Ten Keys to Latin America


Tannenbaum, Frank, Ten keys to Latin America, New York: Vintage Books, 1966.

Reviewed in Foreign Affairs.

Reviewed in The Hispanic American Historical Review © 1963.

Reviewed in Kirkus.

Mentioned in The Hispanic World, conducted by Robert G. Mead, Jr., published in Hispania © 1963.

From the title page:
An informed and searching analysis of the basic elements in Latin American history and character – essential reading for all who want to understand the crisis there today.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

A History of Venezuela


Morón, Guillermo, A History of Venezuela, London: George Allen & Unwin, 1964.

From the inner sleeve:
The first six chapters develop the history of Venezuela and her culture from the purely Indian times, through the Spanish conquest and colonization, through the revolution against Spanish rule and the subsequent troubled National Period of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Adequate maps and photographs will add to the reader’s understanding of what is still, to most English speakers, an unknown land peopled by unpronounceable names.


Guillermo Morón Montero (Carora, Venezuela, February 8, 1926) is a Venezuelan writer and historian. (...) On his return to Venezuela he began to write his General History of Venezuela. That same year of 1958 entered the National Academy of History. He was also director of the magazine Shell and worked as professor of geography, history and science at the National Pedagogical Institute of Caracas.2 From 1974 to 1985 he taught as professor of History of Venezuela at Simón Bolívar University. Morón also worked as a journalist in the magazine El amigo del hogar and published columns in newspapers El Impulso, El Nacional and El Heraldo. He was director of the National Academy of History of Venezuela between 1986 and 1995 and founder of the Departments of Research and Publications of that Academy where he promoted the publication of numerous works of Venezuelan history and the publication of a collection called El libro menor.