The Journal of Caribbean History

Articles from Vol. 49, No. 1, 2015

Beyond the Great Depression: Business Practices and the Barbados Revolt of 1937
In July 1937, the working people of Barbados launched a revolt in which they attacked the police and merchants stores in the island's port-town, Bridgetown. In the rural areas, they extended this attack to shops and plantations, forcing the governor...
Black Voters and Jewish Politicians: Electoral Politics in Three Jamaican Parishes, Kingston, Portland and St Mary, in the Post-Slavery Period
Scholars maintain that by the late nineteenth century in Jamaica the Jews were "fully accepted" into the "highest echelons" of Jamaican society, at the end of a gradual process of assimilation which accelerated after the Morant Bay Rebellion in 1865,...
Freedom's Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution
Ferrer, Ada. Freedom's Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014, 384 pp.More than ten years in the making, Ada Ferrer's Freedom's Mirror examines the interplay between the Haitian Revolution and Cuba...
Historiography of Indians in the Caribbean
IntroductionBetween 1838 and 1920, more than 550,000 Indians (South Asians) came to the Caribbean as Indian indentured labourers.1 Of this number, 238,909 immigrants went to British Guiana and 143, 939 went to Trinidad.2 When the system of Indian indenture...
Jamaica Planter Women and the Challenges of Plantation Management
IntroductionCaribbean Women's History began developing some four decades ago. Since then there has been a growing discourse on the reason for and the approaches necessary to write women into the history texts of the Caribbean. These approaches were part...
Tropical Whites: The Rise of the Tourist South in the Americas
Catherine Cocks, Tropical Whites: The Rise of the Tourist South in the Americas, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013, 284 pp.In this work on the emergence of tourism in the early twentieth century, historian Catherine Cocks examines...
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