Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Caribbean in Transition: Papers on Social, Political, and Economic Development

Andic, Fuat M. & Thomas G. Mathews, Eds., The Caribbean in Transition: Papers on Social, Political, and Economic Development, {Second Caribbean Scholars' Conference, Mona, Jamaica, April 14 - 19, 1964}, Rio Piedras: Institute of Caribbean Studies, University of Puerto Rico, 1965. [three copies]&[three additional copies in box 21]

Foreword, by Thomas G. Mathews

Program of the Conference

List of the Participants

Income Distribution in Jamaica and Trinidad – Tobago, by E. Ahiram.

Communication Between the Elite and the Masses, by M.C. Alleyne.

Changes in the Income of the Puerto Rican Labor Force 1949 – 1959, by F.M. Andic.

The Commonwealth Concept, by J.E. Arrarás.

Economic Planning in Guyana, by L. Best.

A Method for Estimating Present and Future Food Consumption of the Venezuelan Guyana, by L. Dabasi-Schweng.

The Characteristics of Emigrants just Prior to Changes in British Commonwealth Immigration Policies, by O.C. Francis.

Administrative Reform and Political Change in Puerto Rico, by C.T. Goodsell.

Labour Force in Trinidad and Tobago, by J. Harewood.

Political Change in Jamaica, 1866 – 1906, and the Local Reaction to the Policies of the Crown Colony Government, by G. Knox.

The Evolution of Long Term Labour Contracts in Trinidad and British Guiana, by K.O. Laurence.

Quelques Aspects de l’Economie Haitienne, by M.A. Lubin.

De-Colonization and Trade Policy in the West Indies, by A. McIntyre.

Apuntes preliminaries sobre la “Intelligentsia” Puertorriqueña y del Caribe Hispánico, by M. Maldonado Denis.

Organized Labour in British Guiana, by F.X. Mark.

Social and Economic Problems in the Windward Islands, 1838 – 65, by W.K. Marshall.

The Threatening Masses: Myth or Reality? by J. Mau.

Personalism as a Pattern of Political Interaction, by E. Seda Bonilla.

Foreign Sector Lessons of the Puerto Rican Development Experience, by A.P. Thorne.

Socio-economic Factors Related to Success and Failure in Agrarian Reform: The “Caracol”project, Dominican Republic, by John T. Westbrook.


El Caribe en Cifras, by J. Rodriguez.

Some Notes on Caribbean Bibliography and Bibliographers, by I. Zimmerman.

El Desarrollo Económico y la Distribución del Ingreso en Puerto Rico

Andic, Fuat M., El Desarrollo Económico y la Distribución del Ingreso en Puerto Rico, San Juan: Banco Gubernamental de Fomento para Puerto Rico, 1964.

Del Prefacio:
Esta monografía constituye en gran medida, aunque no totalmente, una versión abreviada de nuestro libro “The Distribution of Family Incomes in Puerto Rico”, publicado en ingles por el Instituto de Estudios del Caribe. Originalmente bregamos con los aspectos teóricos del problema del desarrollo económico y la desigualdad de ingresos, así como con la distribución del ingreso familiar en Puerto Rico. En esta monografía se analiza el caso de Puerto Rico exclusivamente, pero con adiciones sustanciales en dos aspectos: primero, las series estadísticas del trabajo original, que cubrían hasta los años de 1955 o 1957, han sido traídas hasta el 1960. Segundo, hemos añadido un nuevo capítulo dedicado al análisis de la distribución de los ingresos del grupo trabajador civil. Este capítulo se basa en la ponencia que presentamos en Jamaica en abril de 1964, cuyo texto ha sido publicado por el Instituto de Estudios del Caribe en “Proceedings of the Second Conference of Caribbean Scholars.”

Centro de Investigaciones Sociales: Informes Anuales 1968 – 69; 1969 – 70

Centro de Investigaciones Sociales, Informes Anuales 1968 – 69; 1969 – 70, Rio Piedras: Centro de Investigaciones Sociales, Universidad de Puerto Rico., s.f..


Participación del Personal Profesional en Conferencias, Congresos y Consultas.

Seminarios y Conferencias Públicas

Investigaciones en Proceso

Relación de las Investigaciones Terminadas durante los Años 1968 – 69 y 1969 – 70

Lista de Publicaciones.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Intervention and Economic Penetration: The Case of the Dominican Republic

Moreno, José A., Intervention and Economic Penetration: The Case of the Dominican Republic, CLAS Occasional Paper, No. 13, January, 1976.

From the author’s introduction:
I will analyze the various strategies that have been used by the American government since 1966 to achieve these objectives within a general theory of dependence (Frank, 1969; Cardoso, 1971). It is my intention to demonstrate that both American foreign aid and military assistance to the Dominican Republic were channeled toward the stabilization and perpetuation in power of the oligarchic groups, and the prevention and suppression of a revolutionary uprising. The implementation of such policy would prevent the emergence in the Caribbean of governments hostile to the U.S. and create for American private interests a buffer zone for economic exploitation near home. Thus economic penetration provided profits for American investors, and furnished economic motivations for future American interventionist policies.

The East Indian Indenture in Trinidad

Weller, Judith Ann, The East Indian Indenture in Trinidad, Rio Piedras: Institute of Caribbean Studies (Monograph Series, n. 4). 1968.

Dr. Thomas G. Mathews:
Dr. Weller’s monograph is an historical approach to East Indian indenture from 1845 to 1917. It covers, among other topics, the system of original recruitment, the passage overseas, the character of migrant life in the West Indian host societies, British, Indian and local policies affecting the indentured worker, and the prolonged campaign for the abolition of the system. It is altogether an attempt to answer some of the questions posed with reference to the migration of alien peoples from the Old World to the New.

Reviewed in Caribbean Studies © 1969, and Caribbean Quarterly © 1971.

1963 Annual Report of the Governor of the Virgin Islands

Paiewonsky, Ralph M., 1963 Annual Report of the Governor of the Virgin Islands, Washington D.C.:US Government Printing Office, 1963.

Available online.

Ralph Moses Paiewonsky (November 9, 1907, Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – November 9, 1991, St. Thomas) was a businessman and politician who served as the ninth civilian governor of the United States Virgin Islands from 1961-1969. Ralph Paiewonsky was the son of Jewish Lithuanian immigrants to the Virgin Islands. He graduated from New York University in 1930. His degree was in chemistry his father owned A.H. Riise & Co. Ltd. an apothecary, general store and a bay rum distillery in St. Thomas.

An Analysis of Jamaica's Fiscal Budget (1974-1983): with special reference to the impact of the bauxite levy

Davies, Omar, An Analysis of Jamaica's Fiscal Budget (1974-1983): with special reference to the impact of the bauxite levy, Mona Kingston: University of the West Indies, 1984.

From the Preface:
The paper is based on a presentation made to an International Seminar on Mineral Resources Taxation with Reflections on the Jamaican Bauxite Production Levy, held in Kingston in September 1984. The seminar was arranged by the Jamaica Bauxite Institute to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Government of Jamaica’s imposition of the Bauxite levy on the transnational companies involved in the industry in Jamaica.
The study’s general objective is to analyze the growth and structure of Jamaica’s Fiscal Budget over the ten year period 1974 – 1983 (the first ten years of the levy’s existence) and in particular to examine the impact of the levy earnings on the Government’s fiscal operations. This is achieved by splitting the budget into Recurrent and Capital and analyzing expenditure patterns and revenue inflows in both current and constant dollars. The general conclusion is that, although there was some general scope for marginal adjustments, the combination of factors such as limited revenue inflows and rapidly increasing debt servicing requirements provided successive governments with little room for maneuver.

The Birth of Self-Government for Jamaica and the Jamaica Progressive League, 1937-1944

McFarlane, W.G., The Birth of Self-Government for Jamaica and the Jamaica Progressive League, 1937-1944, Kingston: W.G. McFarlane, 1957.

From the Introductory Note:
In the earliest days of the self government movement, Walter G. McFarlane played an important part by organizing a branch of the Jamaican Progressive League in Kingston. While others talked, he acted, though faced with many serious difficulties. The parent league had been formed in New York on September 1, 1936, and by December 6, the following year Mr. McFarlane’s efforts came to a head. After having been driven from the North Street Moravian Church by hoodlums the week before, he and six others founded the branch by means of a resolution passed in the office of Dr. W.S. Duhaney Sr. on Duke Street, Kingston.

Architecture of Parish Churches in Puerto Rico / La Arquitectura de Templos Parroquiales de Puerto Rico

Marvel, Thomas S., & María Luisa Moreno, Architecture of Parish Churches in Puerto Rico, La Arquitectura de Templos Parroquiales de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras: Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, 1984.

Limited preview at Google Books.

From the English language introduction:
The present study is limited to the parish churches which form part of the original urban centers of the towns in Puerto Rico. These churches have a long tradition. They have been, on the one hand, the most important religious structures in town and, on the other, usually the buildings of greatest distinction.
The purpose of this book is to analyze the churches in terms of their spatial organization, style, structural systems, functions, and historical context. This study should provide the reader with an understanding of the great importance which the parish churches have had within the history of architecture in Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rican Americans: The Meaning of Migration to the Mainland

Fitzpatrick, Joseph P., Puerto Rican Americans: The Meaning of Migration to the Mainland, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1971.

Reviewed in International Migration Review © 1972.

Second Edition reviewed in Journal of American Ethnic History © 1989.

See also ERIC.


Paper presented in the session in memory of Joseph P. Fitzpatrick (1913-1995) at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, Washington, D.C., 1995.

La Hora de la Independencia

Movimiento Pro-Independencia de Puerto Rico, La Hora de la Independencia, Tesis Política MPI, publicado por la Misión Nacional del Movimiento Pro Independencia de Puerto Rico, s.f.

De la Historia de la Tesis Política…:
El Movimiento Pro-Independencia de Puerto Rico surgió en un momento de crisis para el independentismo puertorriqueño, cuando resultaba ya inminente el desastre en las urnas del Partido Independentista. Al perder este su franquicia electoral en los comicios coloniales de 1960, aquellos independentistas que no se sintieron aplastados por el desaliento y la frustración, aquellos cuyo espíritu de lucha había logrado sobrevivir lo que aparecía en el momento como catástrofe insuperable, encontraron en el recién fundado Movimiento Pro-Independencia un frente unido para mantener en militancia el ideal de la Patria libre.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Vida, Pasión y Muerte del PCD

Franco, Franklin J., Vida, Pasión y Muerte del PCD, RD: Editora Nacional, 1972. [Firmado por el autor para el Dr. Mathews]


Franklin Franco Pichardo (nació el 14 de noviembre de 1936 en Santiago de los Caballeros, República Dominicana, murió el 15 de junio de 2013) en Santo Domingo, República Dominicana fue historiador, sociólogo, profesor y político dominicano .A temprana edad tuvo que exiliarse del país, debido a su repudio a la tiranía de Trujillo y la persecución desatada por dicho régimen en su contra. Durante este exilio residió en Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Cuba, Estados Unidos y México.

The Dominican Communist Party (Spanish: Partido Comunista Dominicano) was a political party in the Dominican Republic. The party was founded in 1944 under the name Dominican Revolutionary Democratic Party. The party worked under the name Dominican Popular Socialist Party 1946-1965. In August 1965 the name was again changed, to Dominican Communist Party. The party worked in illegality during extended periods. It was banned in 1947 was outlawed, and was subjected to brutal repression which resulted in the loss of several prominent figures. The killed party cadres included one of the founders of the party, F. Valdez. In June 1955 the party held a conference, which took the nature of the party congress. The congress adopted the party constitution, party programme and an elected leadership. In June 1959 the party took part in an armed uprising against the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. In June 1960 a party conference was organized, which discussed the situation in the country and identified the challenges the party to strengthen the struggle against government. The conference expressed strong support for the Cuban revolution.

A Historical Account of St. Thomas, W.I.

Knox, John P., A Historical Account of St. Thomas, W.I., New York: Charles Scribner, 1852.

Available online.

From the Wikipedia entry of Edward Wilmot Blyden:
According to the historian Hollis R. Lynch, in 1845 Blyden met the Reverend John P. Knox, a white American, who became pastor of the St. Thomas Protestant Dutch Reformed Church. Blyden and his family lived near the church, and Knox was impressed with the studious, intelligent boy. Knox became his mentor, encouraging Blyden's considerable aptitude for oratory and literature. Mainly because of his close association with Knox, the young Blyden decided to become a minister, which his parents encouraged. In May 1850, Blyden, accompanied by Reverend Knox's wife, went to the United States to enroll in Rutgers Theological College, Knox's alma mater. He was refused admission due to his race. Efforts to enroll him in two other theological colleges also failed. Knox encouraged Blyden to go to Liberia and the colony set up by the American Colonization Society (ACS), where he thought Blyden would be able to use his talents.

The U.S. Virgin Islands and the Sea

Beller, William S., [Chairman], The U.S. Virgin Islands and the Sea, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas: Government of the Virgin Islands Marine Resources Council, October 30, 1970.

See ad in the August 1, 1970, issue of The Daily News.

From the letter of the Advisory Committee Chairman to the Government Secretary and Chairman of the Marine Resources Council:
This report was written in response to the Council’s request of last April, when it asked for a study of marine affairs in the U.S. Virgin Islands. We felt that a report that offers recommendations on a matter as vital as the future of the marine environment would have to reflect the experience and desires of some of the most informed people on the Islands. We therefore brought together to write this report more than one hundred Virgin Islanders who have special knowledge of the relations of the islands to the sea.

Excerpts from the Preparatory Conference – Jamaica; Pacem in Maribus IV

Caribbean Study Project, Excerpts from the Preparatory Conference – Jamaica, October 1972, Pacem in Maribus IV. International Ocean Institute at the Royal University of Malta, Malta, 1973.

From Chairman Sir Edgerton Richardson:
Before proceeding, it can bear repetition to say that our meeting is not an inter-Governmental Conference; neither is it sponsored by the Government of Jamaica. Each of the participants speaks in an individual, not a representative capacity. Our discussions will be technical as far as that is possible. In my personal opinion our study project is being launched at a very auspicious time in the political life of the western hemisphere. When political leaders have got together and produced the kind of declaration which Santo Domingo represents, calling for a close and continuous cooperation on the part of all coastal islands of the Caribbean, then it seems to me that the stage is already set to take one step beyond. Although a scientific and technical project, such as this one, tries to preserve the maximum degree of objectivity, it cannot be denied that the thrust of the presentations is toward a serious attempt to discover whether or not joint management, exploitation and control of the resources of this part of the ocean is possible.

Caribbean Finance and Management (journal)

Caribbean Finance and Management, Vol. 1, No. 2, Winter, 1985.



The Nature and Management of Guyana’s Debt, by Carl Greenidge.
Social Security in Jamaica, by D.A.C. Boyd.
Accounting Policies and Business Reporting in Trinidad, by Carmen Baird.
The ‘Manntract Principle’ and Planning in Public Enterprises, by Desmond Cameron.
Caribbean Debt, by Kempe Ronald Hope.
Professional Manpower: Is Overseas Recruitment the Solution or the Problem?, by Margaret Mendes.
Personal Tax: Jamaica and the Caribbean, by The Editors.


Constraints to Effective Financial Reporting in the Caribbean, by Allison Fenton.


Barbados Companies Act 1982, by Robertine Chaderton.



Some Interesting Items From Other Publications.

Caribbean Issues (journal)

Ramesar, Esmond D., [Gen. Ed.], Caribbean Issues, Vol. III, Nos. 2 & 3, Aug. Dec., 1977.

General Editor’s Note

Theme Editor’s Introduction

The Historical Origins of the Unemployment Problem in Trinidad, by Marianne Ramesar.
Measuring Unemployment in the Commonwealth Caribbean, by Norma Abdullah.
Unemployment and the Unemployed in the Caribbean: New Dimensions for sociological Research, by Farley Brathwaite.
Recent Trends in Education and Unemployment in Trinidad and Tobago, by Acton Camejo.
Industrialization, Growth and the Labour Surplus Model: The Historical Experience of Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, by W. Joefield-Napier.
Unemployment: The Human Resources Problem and a Perspective Approach to Manpower Planning, by Trevor Farrell.
Poverty and Basic Needs, by Jack Harewood.
Why is Unemployment a Major Problem, by Trevor Farrell.
On Relieving Unemployment: The Case for New Organizational Forms, by Gordon Draper.

Caribbean Issues (journal)

Ramesar, Esmond D., [Gen. Ed.], Caribbean Issues, Vol. III, No. 1, April, 1977.

General Editor’s Note

Theme Editor’s Introduction

Some Thoughts on a Strategy for Science and Development in the Caribbean, by Kenneth Julien.
Labour as a Natural Resource, by Jack Harewood.
Caribbean Raw Materials, Economic Theory and Industrialization, by Steve De Castro.
Our Agricultural Resources, by Desmond Ali.
The Caribbean Sea: Breadbasket or Desert, by Julian Kenny.
The Status of Scientific Activity and the Preconditions Necessary for Developing Scientific Literacy in the Commonwealth Caribbean: A Critical Approach, by Esmond Ramesar.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Gedeón (journal)

Gotay, Modesto, Gedeón, Año VIII No. XI, 1945.

Extractos “Se Refieren al Gedeón del 1944”:
La Democracia”:
A nuestra mesa de redacción ha arribado el último número de Gedeón, la pimentosa publicación que edita ese viejo y estimado humorista nuestro, don Modesto Gotay.
Como siempre Gedeón viene cargado de chistes y anécdotas que imponen la nota jocosa y divertida en medio del ambiente convulsionado en que nos debatimos.
Agradecemos tan valioso envío del amigo Gotay.

El Imparcial”:
Desde hace unos días viene circulando el ultimo numero de la revista Gedeón que en San Juan publica el satírico Modesto Gotay. Este ejemplar de la revista viene nutrido de interesante información, y por su variedad y estilo ameno, es una de las ediciones más logradas de dicha publicación.
La crónica que trata sobre el “San Juan de Ayer” tiene gran valor documental y merece ser conocido por todos los que se interesan por la historia y desenvolvimiento cultural de nuestra capital.

El Proceso Civilizatorio

Ribeiro, Darcy, El Proceso Civilizatorio, Venezuela: Ediciones de la Biblioteca de la Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1970.

Reviewed in The Hispanic American Historical Review © 1972.

Darcy Ribeiro (Montes Claros, MG, Brazil, October 26, 1922 – Brasília, DF, Brazil, February 17, 1997) was a Brazilian anthropologist, author and politician. Darcy Ribeiro's ideas of Latin American identity have influenced several later scholars of Latin American studies. As Minister of Education of Brazil he carried out profound reforms which led him to be invited to participate in university reforms in Chile, Peru, Venezuela, Mexico and Uruguay after leaving Brazil due to the 1964 coup d'état.
Darcy Ribeiro's ideas belonged to the evolutionist school of sociology and anthropology. He believed that people went through a "civilizatory process" beginning as hunter-gatherers. This "civilizatory process" was according to him marked by technological revolutions, and among these he stress the eight more important as the following:
the agricultural revolution
the urban revolution
the irrigation revolution
the metallurgic revolution
the livestock revolution
the mercantile revolution
the industrial revolution
the thermonuclear revolution
Ribeiro proposed also a classification scheme for Latin American countries where he identified "New Peoples" (Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Venezuela etc.), that (e)merged from the mix of several cultures; "Testimony Peoples" (Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, Guatemala and Bolivia), remnants of ancient civilizations; and Argentina and Uruguay, former "New Peoples" that became "Transplanted Peoples", essentially European, after massive immigration.

New World in the Tropics: The Culture of Modern Brazil

Freyre, Gilberto, New World in the Tropics: The Culture of Modern Brazil, New York: Vintage Books Spring, 1963.

Available online.

Reviewed in The Hispanic American Historical Review © 1961.

Reviewed in Foreign Affairs.

Houses and House Use of the Sierra Tarascans

Beals, Ralph L., Pedro Carrasco, and Thomas McCorkle, Houses and House Use of the Sierra Tarascans, Washington D.C.: U. S. Govt. Print. Off., 1944.

Available online.

The Tarascan state was a state in pre-Columbian Mexico, roughly covering the geographic area of the present-day Mexican state of Michoacán, parts of Jalisco, and Guanajuato. At the time of the Spanish conquest it was the second-largest state in Mesoamerica.
The people of the Tarascan empire were mostly of Purépecha ethnic affiliation but also included other ethnic groups such as the Nahua, Otomi, Matlatzinca and Chichimec. These ethnic groups were gradually assimilated into the Purépecha majority group.

Virgin Islands Archives: A List (Document)

Harrigan, Norwell, Virgin Islands Archives: A List, Undated mimeograph with letter attached dated February 24, 1965.

Adminstrator’s Office, Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

Los Servicios Sociales en las Empresas Españolas

Linz, Juan J. & Armando de Miguel, Los Servicios Sociales en las Empresas Españolas, Revista de Trabajo - Madrid: Imprenta Nacional del Boletín Oficial del Estado, 1963.

De la Introducción:
Este artículo es parte del libro El empresario español como factor humano en el desarrollo económico. Está basado en el análisis de una encuesta llevada a cabo por la Escuela de Organización Industrial de Madrid por iniciativa de su director, don Fermín de la Sierra. (…) Un primer avance del análisis y la metodología de la encuesta se presentó como tesis doctoral en la Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Económicas (Madrid) en 1961 por Armando de Miguel.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Guia de Exposições de Antropología

Galvão, Eduardo. Guia de exposições de antropología. Belém: Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi. (Série Guias, n. 1). 1962.

The Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi is a Brazilian research institution and museum located in the city of Belém, state of Pará. It was founded in 1866 by Domingos Soares Ferreira Penna as the Pará Museum of Natural History and Ethnography, and was later named in honor of Swiss naturalist Émil August Goeldi, who reorganized the institution and was its director from 1894 to 1905. (…)The institution has the mission of researching, cataloging and analyzing the biological and sociocultural diversity of the Amazon Basin, contributing to its cultural memory and its regional development. It has also the aim of increasing public awareness of science in the Amazon by means of its museums, botanical garden, zoological park, etc.

See Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi website.

The Project for a Confederation of the Greater Antilles (separata)

Mathews, Thomas G., The Project for a Confederation of the Greater Antilles, Reprinted from Caribbean Historical Review, Nos. III-IV, December, 1954.

Towards the latter half of the nineteenth century a growing desire for the freedom already realised by sister centres of civilisation to the north, south, and west existed in the Greater Antilles. This dream of independence was closely followed by another more visionary ideal, also inspired by examples in North, South and Central America, for the formation of a Caribbean Confederation, and is closely connected with the struggle for the independence of the islands. It is the purpose of this article to deal only with the development of ideas concerning the Confederation.

Geografía de Puerto Rico

Picó, Rafael, Geografía de Puerto Rico, Parte II, Geografía Económica, Rio Piedras: Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, 1964.(firmado por el autor para el Dr. Mathews)

De la Portada:
El autor comienza analizando la geografía de Puerto Rico en sus once regiones principales para asi señalar la base para el desarrollo económico. Sigue la obra indicando la influencia de los factores históricos y políticos en el desenvolvimiento y en el crecimiento de la población de Puerto Rico. Con una densidad poblacional de 724 por milla cuadrada, Puerto Rico es uno de los países más poblados de nuestro hemisferio, factor que obliga a la producción intensiva. Geografía Económica analiza también los factores básicos de producción: tierra, capital, trabajo, técnica y gobierno como elementos indispensables en el desenvolvimiento de las industrias. Se analizan las cuentas sociales de Puerto Rico: balanza comercial, balanza de pagos, producto bruto y neto en el cuadro general de la economía de Puerto Rico.

The Virgin Islands Story

Harrigan, Norwell & Pearl Varlack, The Virgin Islands Story, Epping, Essex, England: Bowker Publishing Company, 1975.

Reviewed in The Review of Black Political Economy, Winter 1977, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 196-202 (photocopy within the book, along with review-notes by Dr. Thomas Mathews).

From the book sleeve :
In this … study, the authors have set out to tell the story of the islands from their discovery by Christopher Columbus, during his second voyage to the West Indies in 1493, up to the present. Their history reflects the special nature and traditions of the area, and brings together the past and present within the framework of a comprehensive analysis.

The Virgins: A Descriptive and Historical Profile

Varlack, Pearl & Norwell Harrigan, The Virgins: A Descriptive and Historical Profile, St. Thomas: Caribbean Research Institute, College of the Virgin Islands, 1977.

From the Preface:
This book makes no pretense at being another in a series of detailed writings on the islands. It is a compendium dealing only with geographical description and the statement of significant fact in chronological order for which we see a place as a “ready reference.” And we have departed from the traditional manner of writing about the islands in purely political terms; thinking of the archipelago as a unit, we have described them and highlighted their history as such. We hope this is merely the beginning of a recognition of the eco-system which the islands form.

The British Virgin Islands: A Chronology

Harrigan, Norwell & Pearl Varlack, The British Virgin Islands: A Chronology, Tortola BVI: Research and Consulting Services, Ltd., 1970.

From the Preface:
A request from the Supervisor of Primary Schools that the pageant material be made available for use in schools led us to the decision to release the ‘bare bones’ of the research we have completed. A friend who saw the manuscript suggested that our efforts could have a wider circulation. This booklet is intended to give interested persons a “bird’s-eye” view of the islands and a familiarization with the highlights of Virgin Islands history. Pending, however, our larger effort, the bibliography provides some sources for those who would find more detail.

Some Themes of Brazilian History (separata)

Morse, Richard M., Some Themes of Brazilian History, Reprinted from The South Atlantic Quarterly, Vol. LXI, No. 2, Spring, 1962.

From the description of the author:
Sometime Director of the Institute of Caribbean Studies at the University of Puerto Rico, Mr. Morse is Chairman of the History Department of the Long Island Center, State University of New York. Among his writings on Latin American history is a study of Sao Paulo, From Community to Metropolis.

L’insurrection de Cuba et les États-Unis

Schoelcher, Victor, L’insurrection de Cuba et les États-Unis, Liberté de Penser, Paris, Brière, 1851.(photocopy)

Victor Schoelcher (22 July 1804, Paris – 25 December 1893, Houilles) was a French abolitionist writer in the 19th century and the main spokesman for a group from Paris who worked for the abolition of slavery, and formed an abolition society in 1834. He worked especially hard for the abolition of slavery on the Caribbean islands, notably the French West Indies.

Google translation: Les rédacteurs de la revue La Liberté de penser [1847-1851] - 3 - N à Z
SCHOELCHER, VICTOR [1804-1893]. Studies at Louis-le-Grand college. Stays in America [Mexico, United States, Netherlands]. Back in France said positions more clearly anti-slavery. Under Secretary of State for the Navy in the Provisional Government of 1848, passed by Lamartine decree abolishing slavery [Decree of 27 April 1848]. Was forced into exile after the coup of December 2, 1851.

Article: five articles.
French Colonies: Situation in Reunion Island, Number 40. March 15, 1851. Pages 397-416.
The Conspiracy of Fire in Guadeloupe. Number 41. April 15, 1851. Pages 548-sq.
Act of 18 September 1850 of runaway slaves in the United States. First article. Number 44. July 15, 1851. Pages 174-sq.
Insurrection in Cuba and the United States. Number 46. September 15, 1851. Pages 441-463.
Slavery in the United States and the Fugitive Slave Law. Second article. Number 48. November 15, 1851. Pages 773-793.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Cultural Change in Brazil

Midwest Association for Latin American Studies, Cultural Change in Brazil, Muncie Indiana: Ball State University, 1969.

Papers from the Midwest Association for Latin American Studies October 30 & 31, 1969:
The Military and Change in Brazil, by Frank D. McCann.

Transformations in Brazilian Engineering Education: An Indicator of Modernity, by Richard L. Cummings.

Developing Democrats: Sociocultural Change among the Brazilian Mennonites, by Herbert Minnich.

The Agricultural Frontier in Modern Brazilian History: The State of Paraná, 1920 – 1965, by William H. Nicholls.

Small Farmer and Rural Worker Characteristics in the Emergence of Brazilian Peasant Pressure Groups, 1955 – 1968, by Neale J. Pearson.

The Kubitschek Years, 1951 – 61: A Massive Undertaking in a Big Rush, by Armin K. Ludwig.

A Brief Outline History of the Midwest Association for Latin American Studies.

Het patroon van de oude Curaçaose samenleving

Hoetink, Harmannus, Het patroon van de oude Curaçaose samenleving: een sociologische studie, Assen : Van Gorcum [etc.], 1958.

See Harmannus Hoetink, 1931-2005: A Bibliography.

Curaçao het hoofdeiland der Nederlandse Antillen, heeft in betrekkelijk korte tijd een merkwaardige ontwikkeling doorgemaakt. Een halve eeuw geleden nog een eenvoudige, enigszins patriarchale samenleving, groeide het binnen enkele tientallen jaren uit tot een bijzonder ingewikkelde, overwegend industriële maatschappij, democratisch geregeerd en autonoom. De "Olie" heeft het oude patroon uiterlijk grondig aangetast; het dagelijks leven draagt er nog slechts vage sporen van. Niettemin leeft het voort. Niet slechts in de herinnering, doch ook reëel onder de oppervlakte van het nieuwe. Nog steeds beïnvloeden het denken in de vormen van het oude patroon veel van wat thans geschiedt; wat verandert is steunt nog steeds - tendele als contradictie - op wat eenmaal was. Men kan de hedendaagse samenleving op dit eiland niet verstaan wanneer men niet de groundtrekken kent van de oude Curaçaose samenleving. De schrijver heeft niet slechts door studie van historisch materiaal doch ook door vele en diepgaande gesprekken met oude Curaçaoënaars het beeld dier oude samenleving gerecontrueerd en een treffendebeschrijving gegeven zowel van de groepen, waaruit de Curaçaose samenleving bestond: de blanken, de slaven en de vrijgelatenen, als van het sociale en culturele contact tussen deze groepen onderling. Zo werd dit de eerste studie die, met behulp van moderne sociologische begrippen, niet alleen de sociale geleding, maar ook het culturele samenspel - de acculturatie - in deze gesegmenteerde tropische maatschappij beschrijft en analyseert. dit boeiend geschreven en wetenschappelijk gefundeerd boek is een belangrijke bijdrage tot de kennis van het oude en het hedendaagse Curaçao - onmisbaar voor wie naar begrip ervan streeft.

Una Utopia Inconclusa: Espaillat y el Liberalismo Dominicano del Siglo XIX

Adriana Sang, Mu-kien, Una Utopia Inconclusa: Espaillat y el Liberalismo Dominicano del Siglo XIX, Santo Domingo: Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo 1997.

Reviewed in Hispanic American Historical Review 80.1.

Ulises Francisco Espaillat Quiñones (February 9, 1823 – 1878) was a Dominican author and politician. He served as president of the Dominican Republic from April 29, 1876 to October 5, 1876. Espaillat Province is named after him. Born in Santiago de los Caballeros, he served in many offices, including Senator, member of the House of Representatives, Customs Inspector of Puerto Plata, and member of the Provincial Deputation of Santiago.

Mu-Kien Adriana Sang Ben (n. Santiago de los Caballeros, 1955) es una historiadora, ensayista, analista, politóloga y educadora dominicana; hija de Miguel Sang, inmigrante chino cantonés, y de Ana Ben, dominicana de origen chino. Es licenciada en Educación Summa Cum Laude en la Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, donde ha laborado por más de dos décadas.

Historiadores españoles de América

Morales Padrón, Francisco, Historiadores españoles de América, Sevilla: Escuela de Estudios Hispano-Americanos, 1967

La importancia, reconocida internacionalmente en cuantos Congresos, Coloquios, Simposios y Reuniones se celebran, del Americanismo español, el auge de sus publicaciones, evidenciado tan solo con la consulta que se haga a las ediciones de la Escuela de Estudios Hispanoamericanos, Instituto Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo o Instituto de Cultura Hispánica, por citar unos ejemplos, el número de sus alumnos, nacionales y extranjeros, y ciertas necesidades que se dejan sentir, llevó a un grupo de americanistas, tras el último Congreso de Historia de América, celebrado en Buenos Aires bajo los auspicios de la Academia de la Historia Argentina, a celebrar una reunión en la Facultad de Letras de Sevilla los días 16, 17 y 18 de diciembre de 1966. Fruto de aquellas mesas redondas celebradas es esta publicación de “Quien es cada cual” en el Americanismo español actual, que esperamos volver a editar más completo, a base de una total colaboración de los interesados, y que deseamos sea útil a los estudiosos de otros países.

A Green Tree and a Dry Tree (Novel)

Wilson, Carter, A Green Tree and a Dry Tree, New York: The MacMillan Co., 1972.

Reviewed in The Harvard Crimson.

About the author:
Carter Wilson was interviewed on the afternoon of the 14th of March 2002, in his home in Aptos, California. He was a professor of community studies at UCSC from 1972 to 2002.

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The Moravian Mission to the African Slaves of the Danish West Indies, 1732-1828

Shaubah Murphy, Patricia, The Moravian Mission to the African Slaves of the Danish West Indies, 1732-1828, St. Thomas, USVI: Caribbean Research Institute, 1969.

About the author:
Patricia Shaubah Murphy received her A.B. degree in 1940 from Hunter College, New York, and her Ed.M. degree from Harvard University in 1961. She is currently working on her dissertation for the Ed.D. degree, a study in comparative education, at Harvard University. Mrs. Murphy was affiliated with the College of the Virgin Islands from 1963 to 1966, as Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Humanities during the academic years 1963-64 and 1965-66. In 1964-65, affiliated with the Caribbean Research Institute, she did the research for this publication under a grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, which included a five month period of research in the Danish archives in Copenhagen. Mrs. Murphy has taught modern languages and history in North and south America, including the Virgin Islands, since 1945.


Historical Sketch of the American Virgin Islands

Paquin, Lyonel, Historical Sketch of the American Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, USVI: Lionel Paquin, 1970. (Signed by the author for Dr. Mathews.)

Location and Characteristics.

The Population.

Biography of Three Women nicknamed “Virgins”:
The Girl of St. Thomas.
Madame de Saint Croix.
The Lady of St. John.

Historical Sketch of the American Virgin Islands:
St. Thomas.
St. Croix.
St. John.
The Overall Picture.
The Sale.
The Navy Administration.
The Civilian Administration.
The First Steps Toward Self-Government: The Organic Acts of 1936 and 1954.

Selected Reading

In Danish Times: Stories about Life in St. Croix and St. Thomas in the Last Century

Hørlyk, Lucie, In Danish Times: Stories about Life in St. Croix and St. Thomas in the Last Century, Stockholm: Tiden-Barnangen Trykerier, 1969.[2 copies; 1 damaged cover]

About the Author:
Lucie Hørlyk was born in a small town in Denmark in 1870. Her childhood was normal and happy up to the age of fifteen when she contracted pneumonia, which weakened her for the rest of her life and was probably responsible for her early death. During one of her convalescent periods, she met her future husband, Simon Hørlyk, who was studying law at that time. He was soon to graduate, but with only fair marks which limited his chances of a career in Denmark. This was no doubt what prompted him to apply for a job in what was then the Danish West Indies,… where he was appointed Assistant Chief-of-Police in Christiansted, St. Croix. Simon and Lucie had been engaged for some time, so now with an assured position they married and left for the West Indies. Lucie was twenty-two years old when she left her home and country for a life in a strange and distant part of the world.