Academic journal article The Journal of Caribbean History

Richard B. Sheridan

Academic journal article The Journal of Caribbean History

Richard B. Sheridan

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The distinguished Caribbeanist Richard B. Sheridan died on April 30, 2002, at his home in Lawrence, Kansas. He was born on February 10, 1918 in Emporia, and married Audrey Porter there on October 18, 1952. He served for four years as a communications officer on the USS Kretchmer in World War II. He then completed a master's degree at the University of Kansas and a doctoral degree at the London School of Economics. Dick taught in the Economics Department at the University of Kansas from 1952 to 1988, was actively involved with the History Department there as well, and was a Visiting Professor at the University of the West Indies, and the University of the Virgin Islands. He dedicated his academic career to the study of slavery in the Caribbean and is acknowledged as one of the preeminent historians of the British West Indies, best known for his pioneering works, Sugar and Slavery: An Economic History of the British West Indies, 1623-1775 (1974), and Doctors and Slaves: A Medical and Demographic History of Slavery in the British West Indies, 1680-1834 (1985), as well as numerous journal articles. …

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