History index

Articles are arranged chronologically, with most recent pieces first. Return to main subject index here.

Caribbean and diaspora

Best of British?, by Dylan Kerrigan (review of Bonds of Empire: West Indians and Britishness from Victoria to Decolonisation, by Anne Spry Rush), November 2011

The imperial African, by Daniel Whittal (review of Origins of Pan-Africanism: Henry Sylvester Williams, Africa, and the African Diaspora, by Marika Sherwood), September 2011

Freedom’s shadows, by Brendan de Caires (review of Empire of Liberty: Power, Desire, and Freedom, by Anthony Bogues), September 2011

Head of the class, by Kelly Baker Josephs (review of You Don’t Play With Revolution: The Montreal Lectures of C.L.R. James, ed. David Austin), July 2010

His own man, by John T. Gilmore (review of Equiano the African: Biography of a Self-Made Man, by Vincent Carretta), February 2006

Cuba

Merry monarchs, by F.S.J. Ledgister (review of Cuban Fiestas, by Roberto González Echevarría), September 2011

Shades of history, by F.S.J. Ledgister (review of A Black Soldier’s Story: The Narrative of Ricardo Batrell and the Cuban War of Independence, ed. and trans. Mark A. Sanders), January 2011


Dominican Republic

Taíno revisited, by Nicholas Laughlin (review of The Earliest Inhabitants: The Dynamics of the Jamaican Taíno, ed. Lesley-Gail Atkinson, and Taíno Indian Myth and Practice: The Arrival of the Stranger King, by William F. Keegan), August 2007

Guyana

As it was in the beginning, by Nicholas Laughlin (review of Prehistoric Guiana , by Denis Williams), August 2005

Haiti

Colour wars, by J. Michael Dash (review of Red and Black in Haiti: Radicalism, Conflict, and Political Change, 1934–1957, by Matthew J. Smith), September 2010

History’s garden, by Nicolette Bethel (review of Three Ancient Colonies: Caribbean Themes and Variations, by Sidney W. Mintz), July 2010

Fact and fury, by Gavin O’Toole (review of An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, from Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President, by Randall Robinson), November 2008

Great black hope, by Jeremy Taylor (review of Toussaint Louverture: A Biography, by Madison Smartt Bell), November 2007


Jamaica

History’s garden, by Nicolette Bethel (review of Three Ancient Colonies: Caribbean Themes and Variations, by Sidney W. Mintz), July 2010

Death’s other kingdom, by Brendan de Caires (review of The Reaper’s Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery, by Vincent Brown), November 2008

Consider the camel, by Anu Lakhan (review of Jamaican Food: History, Biology, Culture, by B.W. Higman), November 2008

What’s in a name, by Bridget Brereton (review of Archibald Monteath: Igbo, Jamaican, Moravian, by Maureen Warner-Lewis), May 2008

Taíno revisited, by Nicholas Laughlin (review of The Earliest Inhabitants: The Dynamics of the Jamaican Taíno, ed. Lesley-Gail Atkinson, and Taíno Indian Myth and Practice: The Arrival of the Stranger King, by William F. Keegan), August 2007


Puerto Rico

History’s garden, by Nicolette Bethel (review of Three Ancient Colonies: Caribbean Themes and Variations, by Sidney W. Mintz), July 2010


Trinidad and Tobago

Under the gun, by Mark Lyndersay (review of Days of Wrath: the 1990 Coup in Trinidad and Tobago, by Raoul A. Pantin), May 2008

Doctor, doctor, by Judy Raymond (review of Eric Williams and the Making of the Modern Caribbean, by Colin A. Palmer), November 2007