Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Crime Against Cuba


Lamont, Corliss, The Crime Against Cuba, New York: Basic Pamphlets, 1961.

Corliss Lamont (March 28, 1902 – April 26, 1995; aged 93) was an American socialist philosopher, and advocate of various left-wing and civil liberties causes. As a part of his political activities he was the Chairman of National Council of American-Soviet Friendship starting from the early 1940s.


Basic Pamphlet 14, The Crime Against Cuba, is of special interest even today due to the fact that Lee Harvey Oswald, suspected assassin of U.S. president John F. Kennedy, distributed copies of it on the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana, during the summer of 1963, and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) purchased 45 copies of the pamphlet in June 1961. The Crime Against Cuba was Exhibit No. 3120 in the Warren Commission Report.

Paul Bogle and the Morant Bay Rebellion


Youth Forces for National Liberation, Paul Bogle and the Morant Bay Rebellion,Jamaica: Youth Forces for National Liberation pamphlet, October, 1967.

Paul Bogle (1822 – 24 October 1865)[1] was a Jamaican Baptist deacon and is a National Hero of Jamaica. He was a leader of the 1865 Morant Bay Protesters, who agitated for justice and fair treatment for all the people in Jamaica. After leading the Morant Bay rebellion, Bogle was captured and hanged on 24 October 1865 in the Morant Bay Court House by the British authorities.

Panorama del Folklore Venezolano


Cardona, Miguel, Panorama del folklore venezolano, Caracas: Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1959.

De la portada del libro:
El incremento de los estudios folklóricos en Venezuela requería de una obra que ofreciese en una visión de conjunto, panorámica, la perspectiva de los aspectos mas característicos de nuestro folklore. Tal ha sido el origen de este volumen, concebido y realizado como fruto singular de un fraterno equipo de folkloristas.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Historia de la Trata de Negros


Mannix, Daniel P. & M Cowley, Historia de la trata de negros, (tr. por Eduardo Bolívar Rodríguez), Madrid: Alianza Editorial, 1968.

Reseñada en la Revista española de la opinión pública © 1968.

Reseñada en el Blog de reseñas de Esteban Mira Caballo.

Daniel Pratt Mannix IV (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 27, 1911 – Malvern, Pennsylvania, January 29, 1997) was an American author, journalist, photographer, sideshow performer, stage magician, animal trainer, and filmmaker. His best-known works are the 1958 book Those About to Die, which remained in continuous print for three decades, and the 1967 novel The Fox and the Hound which in 1981 was adapted into an animated film by Walt Disney Productions.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Martinus Nijhoff Standard Catalogue of Antiquarian Books and Serials 1984 - 1985


Martinus Nijhoff Standard Catalogue of Antiquarian Books and Serials 1984 - 1985, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1984-5.

Contents:
Reference works – Dictionaries – Bibliography – Typography – Booktrade – Books about Books – Paper – Press (nos 1-54)
Political and Social history – Diplomatic history (Nos 55-110)
Economic and Financial history (Nos 111-197)
Ancient Law – International Law (Nos 198-372)
History General – Voyages – Atlases – Classical Antiquity – Archaeology (Nos 373-418)
Africa (Nos 419-433)
The Americas (Nos 434-464)
Arctic (Nos 465-471)
Asia (Nos 472-515)
Australia – Pacific (Nos 516-524)
Belgium (Nos 525-552)
Eastern Europe and Russia (Nos 553-585)
France General (Nos 586-622)
France – Early History – Middle Ages – 16th Century (Nos 623-650)
France – Seventeenth Century (Nos 651-664)
France – Eighteenth Century (Nos 665-684)
France – Revolution – Empire (Nos 685-728)
France 1815-1900 (Nos 729-741)
Germany (Nos 742-763)
Great Britain (Nos 764-786)
Italy (Nos 787-804)
Netherlands (Nos 805-873)
Scandinavia (Nos 874-887)
Switzerland (Nos 888-894)
Dutch Literature and Linguistics (Nos 895-935)
French Literature and Linguistics (Nos 936-982)
Philosophy (Nos 983-1002)
Theology (Nos 1003-1022)
Ecclesiastical History (Nos 1023-1045)
Fine Arts (Nos 1046-1100)
Index.


My note:
In the Americas Section it lists: Acosta, Ioseph, The naturall and morall historie of the East and West Indies, translated into English by Edward Grimstone: One of the most celebrated early works on America by one of the earliest writers who has treated philosophically of the subject and its productions... It is especially important for its particulars concerning the state of South America at that time, and the early history of the Indians of Peru and Mexico. Ver además esto.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

M.R.: Cuba: Anatomy of a Revolution (Journal)


Huberman, Leo, & Paul M. Sweezy, Cuba: Anatomy of a Revolution; Monthly Review, Vol. 12, Nos. 3 & 4, July – August, 1960.

Reviewed by Harmannus Hoetink in Caribbean Studies, Vol. 1, No. 2 (July, 1961), pp. 16-21.

Reviewed in The Western Political Quarterly © 1961.

Reviewed in The Hispanic American Historical Review © 1961.

From the Preface:
In this work we have attempted to combine the methods of journalism and scholarship to produce a rounded analysis of one of the most original and important social transformations of our time. Since journalism implies speed and scholarship deliberation, the combination necessarily involves a compromise, and we must leave it to the reader to judge whether we have managed to achieve a fruitful one. We spent approximately three weeks in Cuba, in March 1960. We were received with warm hospitality and given every assistance we asked for. In the course of our inquiries we traveled from one end of Cuba to the other and talked with a large number of people from all walks of life. Some of these encounters and discussions are specifically cited in the text.


See also: Leo Huberman: Radical Agitator, Socialist Teacher.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Education, Inequality, and Development in the Commonwealth Caribbean


Layne, Anthony, Education, Inequality, and Development in the Commonwealth Caribbean, Frankfurt: German Institute for International Educational Research, 1982.

From the Foreword:
This booklet is the outcome of a talk between Anthony Layne and the editor, following the author’s presentation of his paper at the 25th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, held at Tallahassee (Florida) from March 18th to 21st, 1981.
(…)
The idea of this publication is rooted in the intention to provide information on facts, trends and issues of a Third World Region which seems to be underrepresented in the relevant literature, compared to African, Asian and Latin American countries.

The Caribbean Agenda and Self-reliance: Statement and Closing Remarks


Nicholls, Sir Neville, The Caribbean Agenda and Self-reliance: Statement and Closing Remarks, Guadeloupe: Caribbean Development Bank, 1996.

Statement and closing remarks by the President of the Caribbean Development Bank at the Twenty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors, May 9 & 10, 1996, at Plantation Ste. Marthe Hotel, Saint-François, Guadeloupe.


Available online (PDF)

Monday, January 18, 2016

Boletín de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe, Número 39


Boletín de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe, Numero 39, Diciembre de 1985.

Contents:
El desarrollo agroindustrial y el nuevo movimiento campesino en Venezuela, por Claudia von Werlhof.

Petty commodity production and social relations of production. The case of Ciudad Juárez, México, by Wil Pansters.

The Guyana-Suriname boundary dispute: an historical appraisal, c. 1683 – 1816, by Alvin O. Thompson.

The slave-drivers’ war: Bussa and the 1816 Barbados slave rebellion, by Hilary McD Beckles.

Book Reviews.

Caribbean Studies in the Netherlands.

Ideas and Illustrations in Economic History


Hall, Douglas, Ideas and Illustrations in Economic History, New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1964.

Reviewed in Caribbean Quarterly © 1964.

Reviewed in Caribbean Studies © 1966.

Professor Hall joined the staff of the then University College of the West Indies in 1954 as Extra-Mural Tutor for the Leeward Islands. In 1957 he returned to Jamaica as Resident Tutor, taught economic history in the Department of Economics between 1959 and 1961 and in the later year he joined the Department of History as Lecturer. At the relatively young age of 43 he was appointed Professor of History and Head of the Department. He retired from the UWI in 1981, but maintained his links with the institution. Since its inception in 1997, he has been Series Editor of the UWI Press Biography Series four of which have been published to date. These are his biography of M. G. Smith A Man Divided; Law, Justice and Empire: The Colonial Career of John Gorrie 1829 - 1892 by Bridget Brereton; White Rebel: The Life and Times of T. T. Lewis by Gary Lewis and Bechu: 'Bound Coolie' Radical in British Guiana 1894 - 1901 by Clem Seecharan.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Bulletin de la Société d’Histoire de la Guadeloupe (Nos. 8, 9 - 10, 25 & 31) - journals


Bulletin de la Société d’Histoire de la Guadeloupe, Société d'histoire de la Guadeloupe, Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, France.

No. 8, deuxième semestre 1967:
Vie de la Société…

Christian Schnakenbourg: L'industrie sucrière dans la partie française de Saint-Martin au xviiie siècle.

Jacques Adélaïde: La colonisation française aux Antilles à la fin du xviie siècle, d’après les “Voyages aux îles d'Amérique” du Père Labat (troisième partie)

Jean Claude Maillard: Eléments pour une histoire de l'industrie bananière en Guadeloupe et aux Antilles françaises.

Georges Villacèque: Trinidad et la Révolution française.

Raphaël Bogat: Dominique, terre de refuge.

Jean-Paul Hervieu: Le canal de Saint-Louis, sur le territoire du Baillif (Publication de deux documents de 1778)


Nos. 9-10, Année 1968:
Vie de la Société…

Gabriel Debien et Jean Joguet: Les Papiers d'un gouverneur général des îles d'Amérique: le comte de Vaugiraud, 1814-1818.

Père Camille Fabre: Vieux-Habitants – Fondation et fondateurs.

Jean Claude Maillard: Eléments pour une histoire de l'industrie bananière en Guadeloupe (suite).

Dr. André Nègre La constitution paranoïaque de l’Amiral de la Crosse.

Père Maurice Barbotin: Le nom des comunes de Marie-Galante et la formation de ses bourgs.

Jean-Paul Hervieu: Les Archives de la Guadeloupe.


No. 25, 3e trimestre 1975:
Vie de la Société…

Josette Fallope: Le problème sucrier en Guadeloupe dans le première moitié du XIXe siècle (1815-1860).

Jean Claude Maillard: Eléments pour une histoire de l'industrie bananière en Guadeloupe.

Jean Barreau: La campagne de 1703.


No. 31, 1er trimestre 1977:
Christian Schnakenbourg: Statistiques pour l'histoire de l'économie de plantation en Guadeloupe et en Martinique (1635-1835)
Revue française d'histoire d'outre-mer.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Aborigines of Trinidad


Bullbrook, J.A., The Aborigines of Trinidad, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad: Royal Victoria Institute Museum, 1960.

See also: The Aboriginal Remains of Trinidad and the West Indies—ONE, and TWO.

John Albert Bullbrook (1882–1967; born in the Medway area in what was then Kent in South-East England) was an author, archaeologist and archaeological historian, who went to Trinidad in 1913 as a petroleum geologist. He began his archaeological career in 1919, pioneering the search on the indigenous population of Trinidad. By the early 1930s, he already provides evidence of the prominence of reflections on the indigenous history of Trinidad, and on the figure of the Carib, in some of the élites’ writings of local history.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Capitals of Jamaica: Spanish Town, Kingston, Port Royal


Adolphe Roberts, Walter, Ed., The Capitals of Jamaica: Spanish Town, Kingston, Port Royal, Kingston: Pioneer Press, 1955.

Walter Adolphe Roberts, historian, poet novelist, journalist and patriot was born 1886 in Kingston, Jamaica . He was the son of Adolphus Roberts a clergyman Curate of the Kingston Parish Church, Chaplain at Port Royal and Rector at Luidas Vale. His mother Josephine Fannie (nee Napier), was of French ancestry. Walter Adolphe spent his early years at his home near Mandeville, Manchester where he received his early education.

From as far back as the 1950s Walter Adolphe became president of many organizations in Jamaica including the Jamaica Historical Society (1955-57), Jamaica Library Association (1958), The Poetry League of Jamaica and the Natural History Society of Jamaica. He was also chairman of the Board of Governors to the Institute of Jamaica at the time of his death, September 14, 1962 at the age of 76.


Contents:
Preface: Our Unique City, by W. Adolphe Roberts

Spanish Town, by Sybil Williams.

Port Royal, by S.A.G. Taylor.

The Founding of Kingston, by J.G. Young.

Kingston in the 18th Century, by Clinton V. Black.

Kingston in the 19th Century, by F.L. Casserly.

From 1901 to the Earthquake, by E.V. Clarke.

From the Earthquake to 1944, by H.P. Jacobs.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Crisis of the West Indian Family: A Sample Study


Matthews, Dom Basil, Crisis of the West Indian family: a sample study, Trinidad: Extra Mural Department of the University College of the West Indies, 1953.

Available online.

From the Editorial Preface:
Dom Basil in the present work scrutinises the growth of the Trinidad family under slavery, through the free rural community up to the present stage of rapid change under urban conditions. In doing so he makes use of historical documentary sources and contemporary data collected by means of quantitative and descriptive surveys. In addition he is able to draw heavily on many tongued oral tradition which has surrounded him since his early years when he was growing up in the house of his father, a school-master, in a remote village in Trinidad, his native land. His own experience not only adds to the richness of the picture drawn, but gives to the readers a sense that the writer is identifying himself with the life of the folk, so that he has thus been able to see the creative aspect of the struggle by the folk for a self-respecting way of life, in circumstances which could hardly have been more challenging.

Problems of the Caribbean Air Transport Industry


De Castro, S., Problems of the Caribbean Air Transport Industry, Jamaica: UWI-ISER, 1967.

From the Preface:
Although this paper is not one of the research studies commissioned originally by the Governments participating in the Economic Integration project, the problem area and the general conclusion reached by the research were considered so important and relevant to the analysis of the other studies that it was decided to include the paper in the series.

Intra-Caribbean Agricultural Trade


Beckford, George, & M.H. Guscott, Intra-Caribbean Agricultural Trade, Jamaica: UWI-ISER, 1967.

From the Preface:
The present studies on Regional Economic Integration were undertaken on the joint initiative of the members of the Staff of the University of the West Indies and the Governments of the English speaking Caribbean.

The West Indian Banana Industry


Beckford, George, The West Indian Banana Industry, Jamaica: UWI-ISER, 1967.

From the Preface:
The present studies on Regional Economic Integration were undertaken on the joint initiative of the members of the Staff of the University of the West Indies and the Governments of the English speaking Caribbean.

The Caribbean Bauxite Industry


Girvan, Norman, The Caribbean Bauxite Industry, Jamaica: UWI-ISER, 1967.

Available online.

From the Preface:
The present studies on Regional Economic Integration were undertaken on the joint initiative of the members of the Staff of the University of the West Indies and the Governments of the English speaking Caribbean.

Import Substitution in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago


Armstrong, Eric, Import Substitution in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago: Part A: Incentive Legislation in Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica: UWI-ISER, 1967.

From the Preface:
The present studies on Regional Economic Integration were undertaken on the joint initiative of the members of the Staff of the University of the West Indies and the Governments of the English speaking Caribbean.

From CARIFTA to Caribbean Community


Commonwealth Caribbean Regional Secretariat, From CARIFTA to Caribbean Community, Georgetown:Commonwealth Caribbean Regional Secretariat, 1972.

Caribbean Community Secretariat:
In 1972, Commonwealth Caribbean leaders at the Seventh Heads of Government Conference decided to transform the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) into a Common Market and establish the Caribbean Community, of which the Common Market would be an integral part. The signing of the Treaty establishing the Caribbean Community, Chaguaramas, 4th July 1973, was a defining moment in the history of the Commonwealth Caribbean. Although a free-trade area had been established, CARIFTA did not provide for the free movement of labour and capital, or the coordination of agricultural, industrial and foreign policies.