Thursday, December 31, 2015

Introduction to the 2nd Edition of 'The Haitian People', by James G. Leyburn (separata)

Mintz, Sidney W., "Introduction to the 2nd Edition of The Haitian People, by James G. Leyburn", New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1966.

Sidney Wilfred Mintz (November 16, 1922 – December 26, 2015) was an anthropologist best known for his studies of the Caribbean, creolization, and the anthropology of food. Mintz received his PhD at Columbia University in 1951 and conducted his primary fieldwork among sugar-cane workers in Puerto Rico. Later expanding his ethnographic research to Haiti and Jamaica, he produced historical and ethnographic studies of slavery and global capitalism, cultural hybridity, Caribbean peasants, and the political economy of food commodities. He taught for two decades at Yale University before founding the Anthropology Department at Johns Hopkins University, where he remained for the duration of his career.

James G. Leyburn was a distinguished teacher, scholar, administrator, churchman, author, and mentor to generations of students at Washington and Lee University. A graduate of Trinity College (Duke), Princeton, and Yale Universities, Dr. Leyburn came to W&L from Yale in 1947 as Dean of the University.

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