Jamaica's rich history has been the subject of many books, articles and papers. This collection of 18 original essays considers aspects of Jamaican history not covered in more general histories of the island and illuminates developments in Jamaican and West Indian history. The collection emphasises the relevance of history to everyday life and the development of a national identity, culture and economy. The essays are organized in three sections: historiography and sources; society, culture and heritage; and economy, labour and politics.
Related books and articles
Understanding Jamaica Kincaid's Annie John: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents By Deborah Mistron Greenwood Press, 1999
Neither Led nor Driven: Contesting British Cultural Imperialism in Jamaica, 1865-1920 By Brian L. Moore; Michele A. Johnson University Press of the West Indies, 2004
The Language of Dress: Resistance and Accommodation in Jamaica, 1760-1890 By Steeve O. Buckridge University of the West Indies Press, 2004
History of the Catholic Church in Jamaica By McCoy, Floyd The Catholic Historical Review, Vol. 83, No. 4, October 1997
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Jamaica Talk: Three Hundred Years of the English Language in Jamaica By Walters, Kadian Nadeisha Caribbean Quarterly, Vol. 56, No. 3, September 2010
Contentious Liberties: American Abolitionists in Post-Emancipation Jamaica, 1834-1866 By Lantzer, Jason S. Anglican and Episcopal History, Vol. 81, No. 4, December 2012
Crossing Cultures: Jamaica's Arts, Heritage and History Transform the Traditional Caribbean Vacation By Whigham-Desir, Marjorie Black Enterprise, Vol. 26, No. 10, May 1996
Backcountry Jamaica: No Problem -- Steeped in History and a World Away from the Island's Famed Resorts, Jamaica's Rio Grande Valley Provides a Tantalizing Getaway for a Scandal-Weary Washingtonian By olsen, Eric p. The World and I, Vol. 14, No. 11, November 1999
GERONIMO! How Marathon Hero Alder Kept His Cool amid High Farce in Jamaica to Etch His Name in History -- and Emerge with a Story He'll Never Grow Tired of Telling By Daily Mail (London), April 19, 2014
In Search of the Creole Girl Who Gave Me Her Name; Petronella Wyatt Goes on a Very Personal Mission through the Torrid and Tortured History of Jamaica; an Island of Many Girls.Soquickly Forgotten By Wyatt, Petronella The Mail on Sunday (London, England), October 6, 2013
In Search of the Creole Girl Who Gave Me Her Name; Petronella Wyatt Goes on a Very Personal Mission through the Torrid and Tortured History of Jamaica; Homes of Amazing Opulence and Lurid Scandals By Wyatt, Petronella The Mail on Sunday (London, England), October 6, 2013