Social Sciences

Author: Lawrence Boudon,Katherine D. McCann

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292705357

Category: Social Science

Page: 944

View: 3603

"The one source that sets reference collections on Latin American studies apart from all other geographic areas of the world.... The Handbook has provided scholars interested in Latin America with a bibliographical source of a quality unavailable to scholars in most other branches of area studies." —Latin American Research Review Beginning with volume 41 (1979), the University of Texas Press became the publisher of the Handbook of Latin American Studies, the most comprehensive annual bibliography in the field. Compiled by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress and annotated by a corps of more than 130 specialists in various disciplines, the Handbook alternates from year to year between social sciences and humanities. The Handbook annotates works on Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and the Guianas, Spanish South America, and Brazil, as well as materials covering Latin America as a whole. Most of the subsections are preceded by introductory essays that serve as biannual evaluations of the literature and research under way in specialized areas. The Handbook of Latin American Studies is the oldest continuing reference work in the field. Lawrence Boudon, of the Library of Congress Hispanic Division, has been the editor since 2001, and Katherine D. McCann has been assistant editor since 2000. The subject categories for Volume 59 are as follows: Anthropology Economics Geography Government and Politics International Relations Sociology Electronic Resources for the Social Sciences
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Reimagining the Caribbean

Conversations among the Creole, English, French, and Spanish Caribbean

Author: Valérie K. Orlando,Sandra Cypess

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739194208

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

View: 5426

This volume brings together scholars working in different languages—Creole, French, English, Spanish—and modes of cultural production—literature, art, film, music—to suggest how best to model courses that impart the rich, vibrant, and multivalent aspects of the Caribbean in the classroom.
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Handbook of Latin American Studies

Humanities

Author: Dolores Moyano Martin

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292752313

Category: History

Page: 951

View: 1207

Beginning with volume 41 (1979), the University of Texas Press became the publisher of the Handbook of Latin American Studies, the most comprehensive annual bibliography in the field. Compiled by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress and annotated by a corps of more than 130 specialists in various disciplines, the Handbook alternates from year to year between social sciences and humanities. The Handbook annotates works on Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and the Guianas, Spanish South America, and Brazil, as well as materials covering Latin America as a whole. Most of the subsections are preceded by introductory essays that serve as biannual evaluations of the literature and research under way in specialized areas. The Handbook of Latin American Studies is the oldest continuing reference work in the field. Dolores Moyano Martin, of the Library of Congress Hispanic Division, has been the editor since 1977, and P. Sue Mundell was assistant editor from 1994 to 1998. The subject categories for Volume 56 are as follows: ∑ Electronic Resources for the Humanities ∑ Art ∑ History (including ethnohistory) ∑ Literature (including translations from the Spanish and Portuguese) ∑ Philosophy: Latin American Thought ∑ Music
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The Caribbean

A Brief History

Author: Gad Heuman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1780936966

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 3046

Gad Heuman provides a comprehensive introduction the history of the Caribbean, from its earliest inhabitants to contemporary political and cultural developments. Topics covered include: - The Amerindians - Sugary and Slavery - Race, Racism and Equality - The Aftermath of Emancipation - The Revolutionary Caribbean - Cultures of the Caribbean This new edition is fully revised and updated, with new material on the pre-Columbian era and the Hispanic Caribbean. It takes account not only of the political and social struggles that have shaped the Caribbean, but also provides a sense of the development of the region's culture. The Caribbean: A Brief History is ideal for students and those seeking a clear and readable introduction to Caribbean history.
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In Miserable Slavery

Thomas Thistlewood in Jamaica, 1750-86

Author: Douglas Hall

Publisher: University of West Indies Press

ISBN: 9789766400668

Category: History

Page: 321

View: 9374

Douglas Hall documents the life of Thomas Thistlewood who came to Jamaica from Lincolnshire, England, in 1750 and lived as an estate overseer and small landowner in western Jamaica until his death in 1786. Throughout his life he kept a record of his activities, which reflect a rich and exiting chronicle of plantation life - its people, social life, agricultural techniques, medicinal remedies, and relations between slaves and owners. Historians and students interested in the social history of mid-eighteenth-century Jamaica, the Tacky Rebellion, and the tenuous relations between planters and the Maroons should read this book.
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The Peoples of the Caribbean

An Encyclopedia of Archeology and Traditional Culture

Author: Nicholas J. Saunders

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576077012

Category: Social Science

Page: 399

View: 8536

Offers a comprehensive guide to the archaeology and traditional culture of the Caribbean.
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Migration, Mining, and the African Diaspora

Guyana in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Author: B. Josiah

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230338011

Category: History

Page: 274

View: 5924

From the late 1800s, African workers migrated to the mineral-rich hinterland areas of Guyana, mined gold, diamonds, and bauxite; diversified the country's economy; and contributed to national development. Utilizing real estate, financial, and death records, as well as oral accounts of the labor migrants along with colonial officials and mining companies' information stored in National Archives in Guyana, Great Britain, and the U.S. Library of Congress, the study situates miners into the historical structure of the country's economic development. It analyzes the workers attraction to mining from agriculture, their concepts of "order and progress," and how they shaped their lives in positive ways rather than becoming mere victims of colonialism. In this contentious plantation society plagued by adversarial relations between the economic elites and the laboring class, in addition to producing the strategically important bauxite for the aviation era of World Wars I & II, for almost a century the workers braved the ecologically hostile and sometimes deadly environments of the gold and diamond fields in the quest for El Dorado in Guyana.
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Mission Or Submission?

Moravian and Catholic Missionaries in the Dutch Caribbean During the 19th Century

Author: Armando Lampe

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783525559635

Category: Caribbean Area

Page: 244

View: 1162

Posted in Caribbean Area

Indigenous Resurgence in the Contemporary Caribbean

Amerindian Survival and Revival

Author: Maximilian Christian Forte

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820474885

Category: History

Page: 298

View: 4323

Vincent, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Puerto Rican diaspora. Writing from a range of contemporary perspectives on indigenous presence, identities, the struggle for rights, relations with the nation-state, and globalization, fourteen scholars, including four indigenous representatives, contribute to this unique testament to cultural survival. This book will be indispensable to students of Caribbean history and anthropology, indigenous studies, ethnicity, and globalization."--BOOK JACKET.
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Learning from the Ground Up

Global Perspectives on Social Movements and Knowledge Production

Author: D. Kapoor,A. Choudry

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023011265X

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 5730

The dynamics, politics, and richness of knowledge production in social movements and social activist contexts are often overlooked. This book contends that some of the most radical critiques and understandings about dominant ideologies and power structures, and visions of social change, have emerged from those spaces.
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Slave Revolution in the Caribbean, 1789-1804

A Brief History with Documents

Author: Laurent Dubois,John D. Garrigus

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319049982

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 8062

Slave Revolution in the Caribbean tells the story of the slave revolutions that reconfigured the political geography of the Americas between 1789 and 1804 with a selection of primary sources across Atlantic, U.S., and Caribbean history. The collection explores the complexities of this era, now recognized as a crucial turning point in the history of slavery, racism, and the broader meaning of democracy and human rights. New documents include material from a 1757 poisoning case, a 1793 illustration depicting recently emancipated black fighters, and contemporary Vodou songs. These documents help students get closer to the experience of black revolutionaries. Additional support comes from document headnotes as well as a revised Chronology, Bibliography, and Questions for Consideration.
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Dutch authors on West Indian history

a historiographical selection

Author: Marie Antoinette Petronella Meilink-Roelofsz

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 5349

For review see: Richard Price, in Nieuwe West-Indische Gids, jrg. 50, 1984, p. 95-96. - P.C. Emmer, in The journal of Caribbean history, vol. 19, 1 (May 1984); p. 119-121. - Michiel Baud, in Slavery and Abolition, vol. 7, no. 3 (1986); p. 313-314.
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Social Studies for the Caribbean

CXC Core Units and Options

Author: B.A. Rohlehr

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435984076

Category: Caribbean Area

Page: 222

View: 1584

Fully meets the requirements of the latest CSEC® syllabus - Complete coverage of the core options, plus the options in communications, tourism and consumer affairs, including co-operatives - Practical guidance on how to approach the School-Based Assessment and on the alternative to the School-Based Assessment - Activities develop Social Studies skills and exam practice questions help students prepare for their exam
Posted in Caribbean Area

Radical Moves

Caribbean Migrants and the Politics of Race in the Jazz Age

Author: Lara Putnam

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807838136

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 8493

In the generations after emancipation, hundreds of thousands of African-descended working-class men and women left their homes in the British Caribbean to seek opportunity abroad: in the goldfields of Venezuela and the cane fields of Cuba, the canal construction in Panama, and the bustling city streets of Brooklyn. But in the 1920s and 1930s, racist nativism and a brutal cascade of antiblack immigration laws swept the hemisphere. Facing borders and barriers as never before, Afro-Caribbean migrants rethought allegiances of race, class, and empire. In Radical Moves, Lara Putnam takes readers from tin-roof tropical dancehalls to the elegant black-owned ballrooms of Jazz Age Harlem to trace the roots of the black-internationalist and anticolonial movements that would remake the twentieth century. From Trinidad to 136th Street, these were years of great dreams and righteous demands. Praying or "jazzing," writing letters to the editor or letters home, Caribbean men and women tried on new ideas about the collective. The popular culture of black internationalism they created--from Marcus Garvey's UNIA to "regge" dances, Rastafarianism, and Joe Louis's worldwide fandom--still echoes in the present.
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Caribbean Slave Society and Economy

A Student Reader

Author: Hilary Beckles,Verene Shepherd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781565840850

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 9377

Because the institution of slavery has exerted such momentous force in shaping the socioeconomic and political history of the Caribbean, much of the region's historical writing has focused on slavery. Caribbean Slave Society and Economy brings together into one volume the main themes of the recent research on slavery, and explores the patterns and forms of socioeconomic life and activity that molded the region's heterogeneous slave societies.
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