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.

Eighteenth-Century Florida and the Caribbean

Proctor, Samuel, Ed., Eighteenth-Century Florida and the Caribbean, Gainesville: University Presses of Florida, 1976.

Papers read at the Second Annual Bicentennial Symposium sponsored by the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission of Florida, held at Florida International University, June 1 – 2, 1973.

Table of Contents :
The British Sugar Planters and the Atlantic World, 1763 – 1775, by Richard B. Sheridan.

Entrepreneurs in the British and Spanish Floridas, 1775 – 1821, by William S. Coker.

Commentary by Jack P. Greene.

The West Indian Experience, by Sir Philip Sherlock.

From Endo-deme to Matri-deme: An Interpretation of the Development of Kinship and Social Organization among the Slaves of Jamaica, 1655 – 1830, by Orlando Patterson.

The Slave Population of the British Caribbean: Some Nineteenth Century Variations, by Barry W. Higman.

Commentary by Thomas Mathews.

Archaeological Analysis of Material Culture as a Reflection of Subcultural Differentiation in Eighteenth Century Jamaica, by R. Duncan Mathewson.

From Missionary to Mestizo: Changing Culture of Eighteenth Century St. Augustine, by Charles Fairbanks.

Commentary by John W. Griffin.

Monday, February 10, 2014

The Future in the Present

James, C. L. R., The Future in the Present, (Selected Writings), London: Allison and Busby, 1977.

Table of Contents:
Biographical Introduction.


The Case For West Indian Self Government.

Stalin Ruins the Chinese Revolution.

Revolts in Africa.

British Barbarism in Jamaica: Support the Negro Workers’ Struggle.

Down With Starvation Wages in South – East Missouri.

Laski, St. Paul and Stalin

The British Vote for Socialism

The Revolutionary Answer to the Negro Problem in the U.S.A.

The Class Struggle.

Fiction and Reality.

Every Cook Can Govern: A Study of Democracy in Ancient Greece.

The Workers’ Councils in Hungary.

The Artist in the Caribbean.

The Mighty Sparrow.

W.E.B. Dubois.

Garfield Sobers.

The Olympia Statues, Picasso’s Guernica and the Frescoes of Michelangelo in the Capella Paolina.

The Atlantic Slave Trade.

George Jackson.