Saturday, August 31, 2013

Report on the Execrable Conspiracy Carried Out by the Amina Negroes on the Danish Island of St. Jan in America 1733


Pannet, Pierre J., Report on the Execrable Conspiracy Carried Out by the Amina Negroes on the Danish Island of St. Jan in America 1733, (translated and edited by Aimery P. Caron & Arnold R. Highfield), Christiansted VI: Antilles Graphic Arts, January 1984. (2 copies)

The 1733 slave insurrection on St. John in the Danish West Indies, (now St. John, United States Virgin Islands) started on November 23, 1733 when African slaves from Akwamu revolted against the owners and managers of the island's plantations. The slave rebellion was one of the earliest and longest slave revolts in the Americas. The Akwamu slaves captured the fort in Coral Bay and took control of most of the island, intending to resume crop production under their own control and use other ethnic Africans as slave labor. The revolt ended in mid-1734 when several hundred French and Swiss troops sent from Martinique defeated the Akwamu.

Universidad de la Habana 226 (journal)


Universidad de La Habana 226, Cuba, Septiembre – Diciembre de 1985.

Revista Universidad de La Habana.

Sumario:
Valoraciones Martianas:
Martí en la historia; Martí historiador, por Julio Le Riverend.
La creación del PRC y la Convención Cubana, por Diana Abad.
José Martí contra el anexionismo (México, 1875 – 1876), por Ibraím Hidalgo.

Temas de Historia y Literatura:
Lenin en Mella, por Miriam Piñeiro Alonso.
Rubén Martínez Villena y la huelga de marzo de 1930, por Carlos del Toro González.
El cincuentenario de Presidio modelo, por Ana Cairo.
El Caribe, iniciación y conquista, por Graziella Pogolotti.
El tratamiento del héroe y sus características en la narrativa cubana, por Alberto Batista Reyes.
Consideraciones acerca del tratamiento del espacio en la narrativa cubana de la Revolución, por Luis Álvarez Álvarez.
La lucha insurreccional contra Batista y su expresión a través del Testimonio – Bajando del Escambray y Rogito, dos ejemplos, por Dulce María López Sánchez.
A 25 años de un trascendental documento: La Primera Declaración de La Habana, por Rolando Dávila Rodríguez.
El Partido Comunista de Cuba a propósito del XX Aniversario de la creación de su primer Comité Central, por María Duarte Hurtado.

Documentos:
Una carta inédita de Pablo de la Torriente, por Ana Cairo.
Carta a Conrado Massaguer [8 de junio de 1933], por Pablo de la Torriente Brau.

Tópicos/Reflexiones:
En los 75 años de José Juan Arrom, por Luisa Campuzano.
Juan Méndez Nieto o el traslado al Nuevo Mundo del cuento humorístico medieval, por José Juan Arrom.
La culpa no es de los demás, por Nuria Nuiry.
Para un retrato de Odiseo: su presencia en la Ilíada, por Marcia Losada García.
El mito del “aporte decisivo” del Occidente en la Segunda Guerra Mundial, por Evelio Díaz Lezcano.

Horizonte Cultural

Ambito Universitario

Libros

Universidad de la Habana 223 (journal)


Universidad de La Habana 223, Cuba, Septiembre – Diciembre de 1984.

Revista Universidad de La Habana.

Sumario:
Homenaje a Alejo Carpentier:
La Habana de Alejo Carpentier, por Ángel Augier.
Notas para un estudio de la relación entre artista y sociedad en Los Pasos Perdidos: los “Reyes Magos” de Los Altos, por Luisa Campuzano.
La consagración de la primavera en la novela cubana de la Revolución, por Dolores Nieves Rivera.
Carlos Marx en los textos de Alejo Carpentier, por Ana Cairo.
La cultura grecolatina en dos novelas de Alejo Carpentier, por Amaury Carbón Sierra.
El acoso: personajes, signos, por Denia García Ronda.
El derecho de asilo y otras etcéteras, por Salvador Redonet Cook.
El hombre carpenteriano en el camino de las Indias, por Gloria Barredo Nodarse.
El ultimo concierto, por Frank Padrón Nodarse.

Temas de Historia de Cuba:
Problemas en torno a la fuerza de trabajo y la plantación esclavista en Cuba, por María del Carmen Barcia Zequeira.
La dirección revolucionaria en la Guerra Chiquita, por Oscar Loyola Vega.
Notas para un estudio de la Guerra Chiquita, por Diana Abad.
Martí y una clave de su trascendencia, por Sergio Aguirre.
El papel de las Ligas Antiimperialistas en la lucha contra el imperialismo norteamericano, por Erasmo Dumpierre.
El primer congreso de la Liga Juvenil Comunista de Cuba, por Lilian Vizcaíno González.
El principio del análisis clasista en el programa del Moncada, por Zaira Rodríguez Ugidos.
La fecunda labor de Hortensia Pichardo Viñals, por Carmen Almodóvar.

Tópicos/Reflexiones:
Los Cuentos Sencillos de Onelio Jorge Cardoso, por Yolanda Aguirre.
La obra de Francisco José Castellanos: algunas consideraciones, por Enrique Sainz.
Identidad cultural y lucha ideológica, por Miguel Ángel Sánchez.
Fuentes de las unidades fraseológicas: sus modos de expresión, por Antonia M. Tristá.
El grupo de discusión cinematográfica: su influencia sobre la personalidad, por Pablo Ramos Rivero.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Changing The Colonial Climate


Tugwell, Rexford G., Changing The Colonial Climate; The Story, From His Official Messages, Of Governor Rexford Guy Tugwell's Efforts To Bring Democracy To An Island Possession Which Serves The United Nations As A Warbase, selection and explanatory comments by (?), San Juan PR: Bureau of Supplies, Printing, and Transportation, 1942.

See Biography.

Excerpt (page 9):
Being Governor of Puerto Rico is unquestionably one of the most difficult administrative tasks in the world. The colonial status of the island is reflected in its devious politics. Appointment by the President frees the Governor from dependence on any of the constantly shifting parties, yet leaves him prey to attack by any party which is dissatisfied. No Governor ever has escaped this, but those who believed most in laissez-faire government suffered least. Since the United States took Puerto Rico from Spain in 1898, laissez-faire has meant acceptance of political, economic and social domination by a small private oligarchy. To understand this is to understand how Governor Tugwell can be the most popular executive in the history of the island, can command a working majority in support of his program in the four legislative sessions of his first year in office, and yet can be made to appear on the mainland as a hated tyrant. Mr. Tugwell became Governor in September of 1941. But the story of his fight against the feudalism of sugar began long before that. It was in 1934, while he was Assistant United States Secretary of Agriculture, that he joined, quite accidentally, the battle of Puerto Ricans to free themselves from absentee landlords. He came to the island to plan expansion of the only tropical rain forest under the American flag, and to establish a C.C.C. unit to put jobless young men back to work on the land. He stayed, briefly, to discuss how marginal acreage could be turned from sugar to other crops and thus diversify the base of the island’s economy. Out of his visit came a land distribution and resettlement scheme known as the Chardon Plan, named for one of the men who wrote it, Dr. Carlos E. Chardon. And out of the Chardon Plan came the PRRA, which began the work of reconstruction only to lose support in Congress and reduce its effectiveness for want of funds.

Diez años de Planificación en Puerto Rico


Picó, Rafael, Diez años de Planificación en Puerto Rico, Junta de Planificación de Puerto Rico, Agosto de 1952.

De la Nota Aclaratoria:
Todos los capítulos que integran este libro fueron escritos en épocas diversas y obedecen a las circunstancias especiales del momento en que se escribieron. Es decir, fueron escritos en ocasiones en que el autor fue invitado por distintas organizaciones a explicar los alcances, fines y propósitos de la ley creando la Junta de Planificación de Puerto Rico. Esto explica las repeticiones frecuentes y hasta el descuido que se nota a veces en el estilo, ya que se trataba más bien de charlas informales.


Ver Rafael Picó.

Catalogue of Microfilms available in the Von Scholten Collection of the St. Thomas Public Library


Baa, Enid M., Catalogue of Microfilms available in the Von Scholten Collection of the St. Thomas Public Library, 3rd Edition, St. Thomas, VI: Bureau of Libraries and Museums Department of Conservation and Cultural Affairs, 1970.

Content:
Alphabetic Listing

Classified Listing:
Architecture
Archives
Biography
Diaries
Doctoral Dissertations
M.A. Theses
History
Ecclesiastical Records
Legislative Records
Music
Newsletters
Newspapers, Current
Newspapers, Discontinued
Documentaries
Current Periodicals
U.S. Official Publications
V.I. Official Publications

Personal Name Index

CVI Holdings

Subject Index

Addendum (by Category).


Virgin Islands Public Library System.

A Study of Our Virgin Islands Government; Structures and Functions


League of Women Voters of the Virgin Islands, A Study of Our Virgin Islands Government; Structures and Functions, Published as a public service by the League of Women Voters, St. Thomas – St. John, April, 1970.

Wikipedia:
The Virgin Islands of the United States (commonly called the United States Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, or USVI) are a group of islands in the Caribbean that are an insular area of the United States. The islands are geographically part of the Virgin Islands archipelago and are located in the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles. The U.S. Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Saint Croix, Saint John, and Saint Thomas, along with the much smaller but historically distinct Water Island, and many other surrounding minor islands. The total land area of the territory is 133.73 square miles (346.4 km2).[1] The territory's capital is Charlotte Amalie on the island of Saint Thomas.
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The U.S. Virgin Islands are an organized, unincorporated United States territory. Even though they are U.S. citizens, U.S. Virgin Islands residents cannot vote in presidential elections. U.S. Virgin Islands residents, however, are able to vote in presidential primary elections for delegates to the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention.

Report of the Personnel Consultants to the Government of the Virgin Islands


Report of the Personnel Consultants to the Government of the Virgin Islands, February 1968.

From the Introduction:
Purpose of the In-Depth Survey of Personnel Management in the Government of the Virgin Islands: The purpose of the survey was to review and evaluate the personnel system in the government, including legislation and administration; and to recommend improvements. The ultimate goal, of course, is improvement in the service which the government performs for its citizens. The ultimate goal can be reached, at least partly, by developing a better system of recruiting, training, motivating, and utilizing the government employees who perform this service. The consultants have attempted to develop a plan for a better personnel system.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Itinerario - Bulletin of the Leyden Centre for the History of European Expansion


Itinerario, Bulletin of the Leyden Centre for the History of European Expansion, No. 1, 1978.

Contents:
Editorial

Activities of the Centre:
"A Note to Our Readership", by Gerard Telkamp
"The Source Publication of the Journals of Zeelandia Castle (Formosa)", by Leonard Blussé

Letters from Corresponding Editors:
A. Teixeira de Mota and George Winius - Portugal
N. Tarling – New Zealand
J.-L. Miège & Martine Perney - France
"A Reaction to the Meilink-Roelofsz Interview", by W.P. Coolhaas

Interview:
Interview with Philip D. Curtin, by the Editors

Congresses:
"Comparative World History (Wisconsin)", by Femme Gaastra
"Seventh IAHA Conference (Bangkok)", by Leonard Blussé

Articles:
"Ragi, Rice and Four-yard Dhoties", by Enid Perlin
"The Surinamica Collection of KITLV", by Gerard Nagelkerke
"The Development of the Nationalist Movement in the Netherlands Indies: a Source of Publication by R.C. Kwantes", by Pieter Drooglever
"A Source of Publication for the History of European Expansion", by Eberhard Schmitt
"Portuguese and Brazilian Literature on the Dutch in Brazil during the Seventeenth Century", by Egon & Frieda Wolff

Books


See also: An Agenda for the History of European Expansion.

The Last Titan Percival Farquhar: American Entrepreneur in Latin America


Gauld, Charles A., The Last Titan Percival Farquhar: American Entrepreneur in Latin America, Stanford University. Institute of Hispanic American and Luso-Brazilian Studies, 1964.

Reviewed in The Americas © 1965.

Reviewed in The Hispanic American Historical Review © 1965.

Percival Farquhar (York, Pennsylvania, 1864 — New York, August 4, 1953) was an American businessman with extensive interests in Latin America and Russia.
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Farquhar's dream was to control all the railways of Latin America,[1] in a version of Manifest Destiny. Visionary, controversial, and audacious, Farquhar became the greatest private investor in Brazil between 1905 and 1918. According to the writer and former minister Ronaldo Costa Couto, his empire was comparable to those of Count Francisco Matarazzo and Irineu Evangelista de Souza, The Viscount of Mauá. The writing on Farquhar is full of contradictions, making it very difficult to sort through the legend, hagiography, and libel found in his biographies.

Monday, August 19, 2013

An Island of the Sea


Taylor, Charles Edwin, An Island of the Sea, St. Thomas, Danish West Indies: Taylor’s Book Store, 1895.

Available Online.

CONTENTS.

PART I
The Past -------- 7

PART II
The Present - - - - - - - - -28

PART III
STORIES OF BLUEBEARD'S AND BLACKBEARD'S CASTLES.

" Bluebeard's Casket " - - - - - - - -45
" A Remarkable Coincidence " - - - - - - - 59
" Black Ivory " - - - - - - - - -74
" James Teach's Doubloons "' - - - - - - -91
" An Old Colonial Governor " - - - - - - 102.


Charles Edwin Taylor was a medical doctor who lived in St. Thomas. He was member of the Colonial Council of St. Thomas and St. John. Illustrations depict architecture of St. Thomas.

Politics in Brazil, 1930 - 1964: An Experiment in Democracy


Skidmore, Thomas E., Politics in Brazil, 1930 - 1964: An Experiment in Democracy, New York: Oxford University Press, 1967.

Reviewed in The Western Political Quarterly © 1967.

Reviewed in The Sociological Quarterly © 1968.

See also Since Black Into White: Thomas Skidmore on Brazilian Race Relations.

Thomas Elliot Skidmore (Troy, 22 July 1932) is a noted historian and scholar specialized in Brazilian history. (…)His attention shifted to South America after the Cuban Revolution. His Harvard post-doctorate focused on Brazil. In 1967 he published Politics in Brazil: 1930-64, An Experiment in Democracy.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Panorama


Creque, Cyril, Panorama, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin: The Kenyon Press, 1947.

Profile of Cyril Creque.

Contents:
Poems of Mood

Christmas Poems

Poems of War and Peace

Views of the Virgin Islands

Light Verse

Dedications

Les Juifs de la Martinique et leurs coreligionnaires d'Amsterdam au XVIIe siècle (separata)


Emmanuel, Isaac Samuel, "Les Juifs de la Martinique et leurs coreligionnaires d'Amsterdam au XVIIe siècle" Revue des Études Juives, 123 (1964).

Extract:
L'Ile de la Martinique était connue des Juifs portugais grâce aux Hollandais qui avaient commencé à s'y etablir en 1635., et qui virent arriver en 1654 un contingent de quatre cents de leurs compatriots. Il est possible que quelques Juifs portugais du Brésil se soient rendus à la Martinique vers 1650, mais se qui est certain, c'est que quelques-uns d'entre eux y furent secourus en 1654 par des coreligionnaires déjà installés dans l'île.


Cited in DO ÊXODO AO ÊXITO: CRÓNICAS DO SUCESSO SEFARDITA NO NOVO MUNDO (1492-1820) JOSEPH ABRAHAM LEVI