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.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Latin America and Caribbean Contemporary Record 1981 - 82

Hopkins, Jack W. (ed.), Latin America and Caribbean Contemporary Record 1981 - 82, Volume 1, New York & London: Holmes & Meier, 1981.

Complete set reviewed in Latin American Research Review © 1994.

Part One – Current Issues: Essays

The Year in Perspective, by Jack W. Hopkins.
The Inter-American System, by Lars Schoultz.
U.S. National Security Interests in Latin America: The Region in Global Context, by Margaret Daly Hayes.
Arms Control in Latin America, by Victor Millan & Michael A. Morris.
The Reorientation of U.S. Policy toward Latin America, by G. Pope Atkins.
The Economic and Business Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean, by Rosemary H. Werrett.
The External Debt of Latin America, by Nicholas Bruck.
U.S. Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean, by Nicholas Bruck.
U.S. Policy toward the Caribbean, by Robert A. Pastor.
Reagan and the Caribbean: Too Little Too Late – or Too Much Too Forcefully?, by Marvin Will.
Changes in the English-Speaking Caribbean, by Jacqueline A. Braveboy-Wagner.
Central America: Regional and International Aspects, by Richard Millett.
A Profile of United States-Mexican Relations, by Steven E. Sanderson.
Mexican-United States Border and Immigration Problems, by Marvin Alisky.
Mexican Oil, by George W. Grayson.
Political Reform and Political Change in Mexico, by Kevin J. Middlebrook.
Implementation of the Panama Canal Treaties, by John P. Augelli.
Current Development Efforts in the Amazon Basin, by Emilio F. Moran.
Andean Pact: From the Common Market to the Integration System, by Gordon Mace.
Church-State Relations, by Thomas G. Sanders.
Spain and Latin America, by Victor Alba.

Part Two – Country by Country Review

South America:
Argentina, by Carlos A. Astiz.
Bolivia, by Melvin Burke & Eileen Keremitsis.
Brazil, by Riordan Roett.
Chile, by Jorge Heine.
Colombia, by Harvey F. Kline.
Ecuador, by John D. Martz.
French Guiana, by Dorothy Sokol & Edward M. Dew.
Guyana, by William Ratliff
Panama, by Neale J. Pearson.
Paraguay, by Paul H. Lewis.
Peru, by David Scott Palmer.
Suriname, by Edward M. Dew.
Uruguay, by Ronald H. Mc Donald.
Venezuela, by Joh D. Martz.
Central America and Mexico:
Belize, by Alma H. Young.
Costa Rica, by Mitchell A. Seligson.
El Salvador, by Mark B. Rosenberg.
Guatemala, by Robert L. Peterson.
Honduras, by Neale J. Pearson.
Mexico, by John J. Bailey.
Nicaragua, by James nelson Goodsell.
The Caribbean:
Antigua and Barbuda, by Jack W. Hopkins.
The Bahamas, by Dean W. Collinwood.
Barbados, by W. Marvin Will.
British Colonies and Associated States, by Jack W. Hopkins
Cuba, by Enrique A. Baloyra.
Dominica, by Rosemary Brana-Shute & Gary Brana-Shute.
The Dominican Republic, by Howard J. Wiarda & Michael J. Kryzanek
French Antilles, by Albert Gastmann.
Grenada, by Jacqueline A. Braveboy Wagner.
Haiti, by Jean-Claude Garcia-Zamor.
Jamaica, by Locksley Edmondson.
Netherlands Antilles, by Albert Gastmann.
Puerto Rico, by Thomas G. Mathews.
St. Lucia, by Rosemary Brana-Shute & Gary Brana-Shute.
St. Vincent & the Grenadines, by Rosemary Brana-Shute & Gary Brana-Shute.
Trinidad & Tobago, by Jacqueline A. Braveboy Wagner.
The United States Virgin Islands, by Klaus de Albuquerque & Jerome L. McElroy.

Part Three – Documents: 1981 – 1982

Energy Cooperation Program of August 3, 1980.
Inter-American Convention on Extradition.
Treaty of Montevideo 1980.
Heads of Agreement.
Government Explains the Heads of Agreement.
Declaration of Belém.
Joint Communiqué of Conference of Ministers on Caribbean Basin Development.
Treaty of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States.
Treaty Establishing the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States.
Letter from the Permanent Representative of Nicaragua to the United Nations.
Joint Franco-American Declaration on El Salvador.
Communiqué Against French-Mexican Declaration.
Cancun Summit/International Meeting on Cooperation and Development (22-23 October 1981)
Treaty of Tlatelolco; Additional Protocol I.
Additional Protocol I to the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
U.S. Senate Understanding on Additional Protocol I.
Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig’s Address to the OAS General Assembly, St. Lucia, December 4, 1981.
Caribbean Basin Initiative; President Reagan’s Address to the OAS, February 25, 1982.
The Constitution of Belize.

Part Four – Economic, Social, and Political Data.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Caribbean Journal of Education, January 1979

Caribbean Journal of Education, Vol. 6, No. 1, January 1979.

Establishing a Public Elementary School System for Slaves in the Danish Virgin Islands 1732 – 1846, by N.A.T. Hall.

Teaching as Decision Making, by John Martin.

Producing Media Software: A Slides-With-Commentary Presentation, by Michael Morrissey.

Democratization of Education: Teacher and Student Participation in Curriculum Decision-Making – A Model for Curriculum Management in Secondary Schools in the West Indies, by Zellyne D. Jennings-Wray.

Notes on Contributors.

The Caribbean Journal of Education (CJE), published twice annually by the School of Education, University of the West Indies (Mona, Jamaica), is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to covering all aspects of education affecting the Caribbean, from the early childhood to the tertiary level. Founded in 1974, CJE has always focused on giving voice to the concerns of the region. Education specialists and stakeholders, scholars, researchers, practitioners, policy makers are invited to submit scholarly papers on any aspect of education with potential impact on education in the Caribbean.

Bibliographie de la Martinique

Jardel, Jean Pierre, Maurice Nicolas & Claude Relouzat, Bibliographie de la Martinique, Cahier Spécial du CERAG, Centre d'Etudes Régionales Antilles-Guyane, 1969.

Table des matières:
Sources bibliographiques

Archéologie - Ethnologie

Langage – Folklore

Sociologie – Anthropologie

Religion – Clergé

Littérature – Anthologies

Littérature – Romans – Nouvelles – Théâtre

Journaux – Bulletins – Revues

Annuaires – Almanachs – Guides – Statistiques et Notices d’Exposition



Cartes – Gravures – Plans




Histoire Générale

Histoire XVIe siècle

Histoire XVIIe siècle

Histoire XVIIIe siècle

Histoire: Période révolutionnaire

Histoire XIXe siècle

Histoire XXe siècle

Histoire militaire

Histoire et Flibustiers

Histoire et commerce

Esclavage – Traite

Droit: le code noir

Droit – Codes – Décrets

Les cinquante pas géométriques

Justice – Procès

Administration – Politique

Banques – Finances – Douanes

Démographie - Economie


Aproximaciones a Bello

Sambrano Urdaneta, Oscar, Aproximaciones a Bello, Caracas: Casa del Escritor, 1977.

Charla pronunciada en la Asociación de Escritores Venezolanos el 29 de noviembre de 1976, con motivo de celebrarse el Día de Bello y el Día del Escritor.

Oscar Sambrano Urdaneta (February 6, 1929 – June 14, 2011[1]) was a Venezuelan writer, essayist and literary critic, specialized in the life and work of Andrés Bello. In 1978, he won the Municipal Prize of Literature for the work Poesía contemporánea de Venezuela. He served as the president of the Venezuelan Academy of Language, is an honorary member of the Caro y Cuervo Institute, and was president of the National Council of Culture (CONAC) in the late 1990s.

Narciso Descubre Su Trasero: el negro en la cultura puertorriqueña

Zenón Cruz, Isabelo, Narciso descubre su trasero: el negro en la cultura puertorriqueña, Volumen 1, Humacao, Puerto Rico: Editorial Furidi, 1974. (firmado por el autor para el Dr. Mathews)

From Puerto Rico: The pleasures and traumas of race by ALAN WEST-DURÁN:
Thirty-seven years later Isabelo Zenón Cruz spoke of the hypocrisy of the expression negro puertorriqueñ¬o, where Puerto Rican has become an adjective. Why is a black Puerto Rican identified as black before he is considered Puerto Rican?, he sarcastically asks in his monumental two-volume study Narciso descubre su trasero [Narcissus Discovers his Backside]. Zenón Cruz’s painstaking analysis, more than 700 pages long, of historical documents, poems, literature, jokes, religion, lyrics to songs, and popular culture is a landmark study that perhaps not so curiously has been out of print for more than two decades.