Censorship of Historical Thought: A World Guide, 1945-2000

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BAHAMAS
British Bahamas
1940s–50sAfter 1945 the assembly commissioned an official history, but the chosen historian, Hilary St. George Saunders (1898–1951), died after two years' research. Novelist Henry Ernest Bates (1905– 74) completed the work, but the manuscript, comparing a group of influential white merchants, known as the Bay Street Boys, to the pirate Blackbeard (?1680–1718), was considered offensive and was never published.

SOURCES

Craton, M., "Historiography of the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands, Cayman Islands and Belize", in: B.W. Higman ed., General History of the Caribbean, vol. 6 (London/Oxford 1999) 671.


BAHRAIN
1976–Among the books banned were Bahrain: Social and Political Change since the First World War (London 1976), by M.G. Rumaihi;Tribe and State in Bahrain: The Transformation of Social and Political Authority in an Arab State (Chicago/London 1980), by Fuad Khuri (1935–), professor of social anthropology at the American University of Beirut; and Bahrain 1920–1945: Britain, the Shaikh and the Administration (London 1987), by Mahdi Abdalla al-Tajir (1940–).

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