Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Windward, Leeward, and Main: Caribbean Studies and Library Resources

Merubia, Sonia; Laurence Hallewell, Suzanne Hodgman, Windward, Leeward, and Main: Caribbean studies and library resources, Madison, Wisconsin: SALALM Secretariat, 1980.

Available online.

Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM): Final report and working papers of the Twenty-fourth Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials.

Guide to the Sources in the Netherlands for the History of Latin America

Roessingh, M.P.H., Guide to the Sources in the Netherlands for the History of Latin America, The Hague: Govt. Pub. Office, 1968.

From the Introduction:
The guide provides a survey of the sources (documents, manuscripts, maps and topographical reproductions) in the Netherlands for the history of Latin America. The area dealt with covers all of Central and South America together with the islands belonging to the relative countries, the southern states of the United States up to the time they joined the Union, and the Philippines. The period dealt with is from the discovery of America up to 1914, or, as regards the Philippines and Puerto Rico, to 1898. In certain cases the terminus ante quem has been shifted nearer the present day, for example if an archive or collection contains important documents from both before and after 1914 or a consecutive series of correspondence, etc, continues beyond 1914 and 1898 respectively.

Guía de Fuentes para la Historia de Ibero-América, Escandinavia

Mörner, Magnus, Guía de fuentes para la historia de Ibero-América. Escandinavia, Estocolmo: Riksarkivet, 1968.

Magnus Mörner.

"Obra publicada bajo los auspicios de la Unesco del Consejo Internacional de Archivos y del Consejo de Investigaciones Humanísticas (Suecia)."

Sunday, November 15, 2015

The Decline and Abolition of Negro Slavery in Venezuela, 1820-1854

Lombardi, John V., The Decline and Abolition of Negro Slavery in Venezuela, 1820-1854, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Pub. Corp., 1971.

Reviewed at The Americas © 1972.

Reviewed at The Journal of Economic History © 1976.

Reviewed at The Hispanic American Historical Review © 1973.

Reviewed at Caribbean Quarterly © 1972.

From the Inner Sleeve:
”Professor Lombardi’s work is both extremely well researched and refreshingly original. It not only extends the available knowledge… but also offers important qualifications to the glib generalizations concerning slavery in Latin America. There is no doubt that [this] study is of superlative value and outstanding importance both for the history of Venezuela as well as for the history of Latin American slave societies in the nineteenth century. It is precisely on such micro-studies that comparative history must depend to make itself more meaningful.” – Franklin W. Knight

John Vincent Paul Maher Lombardi (born August 19, 1942) is an American professor and former university administrator. He is a native of California, and earned his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees before becoming a professor of Latin American history. Lombardi has served as the president of the University of Florida, the chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and the president of the Louisiana State University System.
Lombardi is a specialist in Latin American history, and has a particular interest in Venezuela.[2] He has written numerous academic journal articles and several books on Venezuela and Latin American history and affairs, as well as on many university administration-related subjects.[4] He is a nationally recognized authority on American higher education, and has been the co-editor of the annual editions of The Top American Research Universities from 2000 to the present.[10] In addition to Latin American history classes, he has taught courses on intercollegiate sports, international business and university management.[4]

Readings in Government and Politics of the West Indies

Singham, Archie W., E. S. Jones, D. Gordon, Catherine Levy, T. G. Munroe, Eds., Readings in Government and Politics of the West Indies, Kingston 5: University of the West Indies, N.D.

From the Introduction:
This reader is intended primarily for students in Government at the University of the West Indies (Mona, St. Augustine and Cave Hill) and the University of Guyana, and for the students enrolled in the short term courses for civil servants in the Eastern Caribbean Training Programme. The Department of Government at Mona has taught a third year paper on Government and Politics in the West Indies from 1960, but the focus of this paper has gradually shifted from a federal emphasis to a more comparative one. This paper was taught on an experimental basis in 1964 – 65 and during the academic year 1965 – 66 the paper was considerably revised and a more integrated approach adopted. The absence of a single text and the dearth of written materials on West Indian politics has been responsible for the preparation of this Reader. It will be noticed that the readings are drawn not only from the literature in political science, but also from related disciplines.

Conceptualization, by David Apter.
B.W.I. Society and Government in Transition 1920 – 1962, by J.H. Proctor.
Structure and Crisis in Grenada, by M.G. Smith.
Decisions of Nationhood, by W. Bell and I. Oxaal.
Further Readings.

Conceptualization, by S.A. deSmith.
The Jamaica Independence Constitution, by J.B. Kelly.
Decolonization in a Multi-Racial Society: A Case Study of Trinidad and Tobago, by Selwyn Ryan.
Fundamental Rights – Need for a New Jurisprudence, by S.S. Ramphal.
Problems of Administration in an Emergent Nation, by B. St. J. Hamilton.
The Civil Service in British Guiana in the General Strike of 1963, by B.A.N. Collins.
Rural Local Government in Guyana, by C.H. Grant.
The Senate of Trinidad and Tobago, by Anne Spackman.
Further Readings.

Conceptualization, by Almond and Verba.
The Negro Family in British Guiana, by R.T. Smith.
Political Partisanship and Political Socialization, by K. Langston.
Social Stratification in Trinidad, by L. Braithwaite.
Further Readings.

Race and Colour in the West Indies, by D. Lowenthal.
Nationalist Politics and Cultural Theory, by L. Despres.
Communication and Politics in Jamaica, by M. Alleyne.
Decolonization in a Multi-Racial Society: A Case Study of Trinidad and Tobago, by Selwyn Ryan.
Personality and Conflict in Jamaica, by M. Kerr.
Further Readings.

Problems of Public Administration in the British Caribbean, by G.E. Mills.
The Role and Status of Civil Service in the Age of Independence – Reference to Trinidad and Tobago – Report of the Committee – Chairman, O’Neill Lewis.
Report of the British Guiana Commission of Inquiry – Racial Problems in the Public Service – ICJ 1965.
Bureaucratic Power and Political Control, by A.W. Singham.
Further Readings.

Conceptualization, by J. LaPalombara.
Mass Parties in Jamaica, by C.P. Bradley.
The P.N.P. 1938 – 1944: A View of the Early Nationalist Movement in Jamaica, by Trevor G. Munroe.
Party Systems in British Guiana and the 1961 General Elections, by C.P. Bradley.
Trinidad and Tobago General Elections of 1961, by Gordon Lewis.
Some Notes on the Characteristics of B.W.I. Parties, by M. Ayearst.
Party Systems in the West Indies, by Kenneth John.
A Swing Analysis of Jamaica Elections, by M. Faber.
Ras Tafari: Cult of Outcast, by H.O. Patterson.
Further Readings.

Labour Unions in Tropical Countries of the Commonwealth, by B.C. Roberts.
The Rise of the Labour Movement (Jamaica), by O.W. Phelps.
History of the Barbados Workers’ Union, by Francis Mark.
The Rise and Fall of the Barefooted Man, by S.D. Ryan.
Social Democracy in Antigua, by N.H, Richards.
Trade Unions in the British West Indies, by W.H. Knowles.
Further Readings.

Conceptualization, by T.B. Bottomore.
Jamaica Leaders: Attitudes in a New Nation, by W. Bell.
The P.N.P. 1938 – 1944: A View of the Early Nationalist Movement in Jamaica, by Trevor G. Munroe.
Decolonization in a Multi-Racial Society: A Case Study of Trinidad and Tobago, by Selwyn Ryan.
Social Change and Belief in Progress: A Study of Images of the Future in Jamaica, by J.A. Mau.
The Colonial Political System, by A.W. Singham.
A Start in Freedom, by Sir Hugh Foot.
A Report of the British Guiana Constitutional Commission 1954 Great Britain.
Further Readings.

Political Unification: A Comparative Study of Leaders and Forces, by Amitar Etzioni.
Integration, Domination and the Small-State System, by A.W Singham & V. Lewis.
The Integration of Developing Countries: Some Thoughts on East Africa and Central America, by Aaron Segal.
Short-range Prospects in the British Caribbean, by M.G. Smith.
Further Readings.

A. Polemics
From Chaguaramas to Slavery, by Lloyd Best.
Party Politics in the West Indies, by C.L.R. James.
The Agony of the Eight, by W.A. Lewis.

B. Party Manifestoes
People’s National Party – Plan for Today 1940.
People’s National Movement – The People’s Charter 1956.
People’s Progressive Party – Manifesto 1961.
The B.L.P. – Manifesto 1966.

C. Extracts from Independence Constitutions
Comparative Executives – Jamaica: Trinidad: West Indies Act.
Comparative Parliaments – Trinidad: Jamaica: Barbados.
Comparative Fundamental Rights – Jamaica: Trinidad Ombudsman – Guyana.

Bibliography on government and Politics of the West Indies, prepared by C. Levy and A.W. Singham.

Color and Race

Franklin, John Hope, Ed., Color and Race, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1968.

Available at Daedalus © 1967 American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

John Hope Franklin (January 2, 1915 – March 25, 2009) was an American historian of the United States and former president of Phi Beta Kappa, the Organization of American Historians, the American Historical Association, and the Southern Historical Association. Franklin is best known for his work From Slavery to Freedom, first published in 1947, and continually updated. More than three million copies have been sold. In 1995, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Government and Politics in Latin America: A Reader

Snow, Peter G., Government and Politics in Latin America: A Reader, U.S.A.: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1967.


List of Contributors

1. The State of Research on Latin America: Political Science, by Merle King.

Part 1 – The Cultural Background
2. Latin American Culture: To Be or Not To Be, by H. A. Murena.
3. Social Classes in Latin America, by William Stokes.
4. A Typology of Latin American Subcultures, by Charles W. Wagley and Marvin Harris.
5. The Educational Situation and Requirements in Latin America, by Oscar Vera.
6. Religion in Latin America, by Frank Tannenbaum.
7. Essay of a Socio-economic Typology of the Latin American Countries, by Roger Vekemans and J.L. Segundo.

Part 2 – The Governmental System
8. Latin American Constitutions: Nominal and Real, by J. Lloyd Mecham.
9. The Centralized Federal Republics of Latin America, by William S. Stokes.
10. Latin American Executives: Essence and Variation, by Rosendo A. Gomez.
11. The Legislative Assemblies of Latin America, by William W. Pierson and Federico G. Gil.
12. Latin American Judicial Systems, by Helen Clagett.

Part 3 – The Political System
13. Toward a Theory of Latin American Politics, by Charles W. Anderson.
14. Toward the Comparative Study of Politicization in Latin America, by Daniel Goldrich.
15. Measurement of Latin American Political Change, by Russel H. Fitzgibbon and Kenneth F. Johnson.
16. Civil-Military Relations in Latin America, by L.N. McAlister.
17. The Military: A Revolutionary Force, by Edwin Lieuwen.
18. Politics, Social Structure, and Military Intervention, by Gino Germani and Kalman Silvert.
19. The Church-State Relationship, by Frederick B. Pike.
20. The Force of the Church, by John J. Kennedy.
21. Labor in Latin America, by Victor Alba.
22. Latin America’s Secular Labor Movement, by Robert J. Alexander.
23. The University Students, by Kalman Silvert.
24. The Emergence of Modern Political Parties in Latin America, by Robert J. Alexander.
25. Dilemmas in the Study of Latin American Political Parties, by John D. Martz.

Part 4 – Major Political Issues
26. The Land Reform Issue in Latin America, by Thomas F. Carroll.
27. Nationalism in Latin America, by Kalman Silvert.
28. The New Latin American Nationalism, by John J. Johnson.
29. The Alliance for Progress: Aims, Distortions and Obstacles, by Alberto Lleras Camargo.
30. The Alliance and Political Goals, by José Figueres.
31. Who Are the Communists, by Rollie E. Poppino.
32. Conditions favoring the rise of Communism in Latin America, by Robert J. Alexander.
33. The Thinking of the Military on Major National Issues, by John J. Johnson.

The Historiography of the British Empire-Commonwealth: Trends, Interpretations, and Resources

Winks, Robin W., Ed., The Historiography of the British Empire-Commonwealth: Trends, Interpretations, and Resources, Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1966.

Reviewed at Pacific Affairs © 1966.

From the Inner Sleeve:
These twenty-one historiographical essays comprehensively survey the changing trends in scholarship on the British Empire and the Commonwealth of Nations. Written by acknowledged authorities in the regional areas, they provide critical assessments of the literature now available. Factors which affect the character of scholarship are considered: the size of libraries, governmental censorship, archives and their organization, language barriers, preservation of historical sites, and national attitudes toward education and history. Emphasis has been placed on studies of the period since the beginning of World War II. George Bennett writes on British East Africa, Robert O. Collins on Egypt and the Sudan, Robert I. Crane on India, Edith Dobie on Gibraltar, Malta and Cyprus, John S. Galbraith on the Empire since 1783, K.W. Goonewardena on Ceylon, Joseph Jones on Commonwealth literature, William Roger Louis on the mandates system, Kenneth A. MacKirdy on Autralia, Robert L. Middlekauff on the American colonies, Helen F. Mulvey on Ireland’s Commonwealth years, George Shepperson on British Central Africa, Keith Sinclair on New Zealand, Damodar P. Singhal on Pakistan, Leonard M. Thompson on South Africa, Hugh Tinker on Burma. C. Mary Turnbull on Malaysia, D.A.G. Waddell on the British West Indies, John M. Ward on the British territories in the Pacific, Robin W. Winks on Canada, and Harrison M. Wright on British West Africa.


Matthews, Herbert L., Cuba, with an introduction by Frank Tannenbaum, New York: Macmillan, 1964.

See also The Cuban Story.

The Island.
The People.
The Way of Life.
The Economy.
The Republic.
The Revolution.
Past, Present and Future.
For Further Reading.

Carlos Manuel de Céspedes; análisis caracterológico

Griñán Peralta, Leonardo, Carlos Manuel de Céspedes; análisis caracterológico, Santiago de Cuba: Departamento de Extensión y Relaciones Culturales, Universidad de Oriente, 1954.


Carlos Manuel de Céspedes del Castillo (April 18, 1819, Bayamo, Spanish Cuba – February 27, 1874, San Lorenzo, Spanish Cuba) was a Cuban planter who freed his slaves and made the declaration of Cuban independence in 1868 which started the Ten Years' War.