Monday, January 18, 2016

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.

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