Beyond Tradition: Reinterpreting the Caribbean Historical Experience
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Beyond Tradition: Reinterpreting the Caribbean Historical Experience
By Heather Cateau; Rita Pemberton
US$ 9.99
Book Description

In Beyond Tradition some of the Caribbean’s younger generation of historians reflect new directions in the historiography off the region by extending the focus beyond the plantation and the dominant sugar culture to expose a vast range of dynamic economic, social and political activities previously ignored or considered insignificant. Thus, they introduce more actors, discuss non-agricultural forms of employment and examine the roles of non-elite males and females and those of Asians, Africans and Europeans. Together, these new writings represent a conscious effort to adjust the direction of Caribbean historiography by refining the analytical model to incorporate the full range of historical experiences.

Table of Contents
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • RECONSTRUCTING THE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY CARIBBEAN
    • BEYOND PLANTERS AND PLANTERSHIP
    • AFRICAN SECRET SOCIETIES: THEIR MANIFESTATIONS AND FUNCTIONS IN WEST ATLANTIC PLANTATION CULTURES
    • BEAUTIFUL AND DANGEROUS: WOMEN’S DEPICTION OF THE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY CARIBBEAN
  • MOVEMENT WITHINTHE CARIBBEAN
    • COMMUNICATION AND TRADE IN THE COLONIAL CARIBBEAN: BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS, 1714–1834
    • PORTS AROUND THECARIBBEAN AND THEIR LINKS DURING THE SPANISH AMERICAN WARS OF INDEPENDENCE
    • A CENTRE IN THE PERIPHERY: HIS MAJESTY’S BOTANIC GARDEN –ST. VINCENT, 1765–1815
    • POWER AND THE BODY: MEDICINAL PRACTICES ON BOARD THE ‘COOLIE’ SHIP
  • FORGING A SPACE OF THEIR OWN: PROBLEMS AND POSSIBILITIES
    • GEORGE NUMA DESSOURCES,THE NUMANCIANS, AND THE ATTEMPT TO FORM A COLONY IN EASTERN VENEZUELA,CIRCA 1850–1854
    • E-CONSCIOUSNESS: ECONOMIC BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS IN NINETEENTH- ANDTWENTIETH-CENTURY TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
    • THE ROLE OF IDENTITY INTHE MOVEMENT FOR AUTONOMY IN TOBAGO
  • CONTRIBUTORS
  • INDEX
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