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’im bounce right back

by Nicholas Laughlin on December 2, 2010

Earlier this week, the CRB published F.S.J. Ledgister’s review of Edward Seaga’s two-volume political memoir, My Life and Leadership, plus historian Patrick E. Bryan’s monograph Edward Seaga and the Challenges of Modern Jamaica. Seaga, prime minister of Jamaica from 1980 to 1989 and leader of the opposition for a cumulative two decades, was the last [...]


Ciudad grande

by Nicholas Laughlin on September 18, 2010

Lithograph from Puck magazine (1898), advocating US intervention in Cuba. Image courtesy the New-York Historical Society In New York throughout the nineteenth century, new immigrant communities were formed. The numbers were still small — in the early 1860s, we learn, about 1,300 Spaniards and Latin Americans lived in New York — but they grew. Poets, [...]


From the CRB archive: Archibald Monteath

by Nicholas Laughlin on August 1, 2010

The Attack of the Rebels on Montpelier Old Works Estate (1833), by Adolphe Duperly. Image courtesy the Yale Centre for British Art 1 August is Emancipation Day, a public holiday in many Caribbean territories, the day when we recall the long struggle to overcome legal slavery in the Caribbean, and the rich, complex history of [...]


The truth about 1990

by Nicholas Laughlin on July 27, 2010

Jamaat al Muslimeen leader Yasin Abu Bakr (centre, in white) and journalist Jones P. Madeira (right) on live television during the 1990 insurrection. TTT image later reproduced in the Trinidad and Tobago newspapers “At 6.00 pm this afternoon the government of Trinidad and Tobago was overthrown.” On the evening of 27 July, 1990, these were [...]

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