June has been designated as Caribbean American Heritage Month since 2006. CAH Month celebrates the culture and history of Caribbean American people while acknowledging their contributions. You can explore a variety of archival information related to Caribbean American history from the National Archives here. In addition, check out a list of Fletcher library resources related to Caribbean American Heritage Month below.
CQ concerns itself with all aspects of Caribbean culture, in all its interdisciplinary ramifications. It is an outlet for the publication of results of research into, considered views on, and creative expressions of matters Caribbean. CQ publishes scholarly articles, personal and critical essays, public lectures, poetry, short fiction and book reviews – a lively diversity of types of writing reflecting the diversity of Caribbean culture.
Contains articles within the fields of the social sciences (anthropology, archaeology, demography, ecology, etc.) specifically pertaining to Latin America that reflect substantial empirical research and/or are theoretically innovative.
Emerging from a professional conversation in which a dream was shared and later explored and nurtured, this book provides a forum through which a group of emerging researchers from the Sam Sharpe Teachers' College in St. James, Jamaica, display research as their way of impacting and transforming practice. The teacher researchers are between the ages of 18 and 50 years old and graduated with degrees in different specializations. The emerging researchers are graduates of the Sam Sharpe Teachers' College who readily consented to sharing their research papers with 'the world'. We, the editors, interpret their consent as acknowledgement that pre-service teacher research is not confined to being a coursework grade but rather, is a significant step in their journey as teacher practitioners.
Caribbean Crossing documents the rise and fall of the campaign for black emigration to Haiti, drawing on a variety of archival sources to share the rich voices of the emigrants themselves. Using letters, diary accounts, travelers' reports, newspaper articles, and American, British, and French consulate records, Sara Fanning profiles the emigrants and analyzes the diverse motivations that fueled this unique early moment in both American and Haitian history.
The Caribbean has long been a key area for empires warring over influence spheres, and where migration waves from Africa, Europe, and Asia accompanied every political transformation. In this volume, an interdisciplinary group of scholars studies the Caribbean's "unincorporated subjects," and explores how against all odds, Caribbean artists, filmmakers, and writers have been resourceful at showcasing migration as the hallmark of our modern age.
This comprehensive history of urban slavery locates Louisiana's capital on a spectrum of slave societies that stretched across the Americas and provides a magisterial overview of racial discourses and practices during the formative years of North America's most intriguing city.
Colouring the Caribbean offers the first comprehensive study of Agostino Brunias's intriguing pictures of colonial West Indians of colour - so called 'Red' and 'Black' Caribs, dark-skinned Africans and Afro-Creoles, and people of mixed race - made for colonial officials and plantocratic elites during the late-eighteenth century. Although Brunias's paintings have often been understood as straightforward documents of visual ethnography that functioned as field guides for reading race, this book investigates how the images both reflected and refracted ideas about race commonly held by eighteenth-century Britons, helping to construct racial categories while simultaneously exposing their constructedness and underscoring their contradictions.
In Cultural Entanglements, Shane Graham examines Hughes's associations with a number of black writers from the Caribbean and Africa, exploring the implications of recognizing these multiple facets of the African American literary icon and of taking a truly transnational approach to his life, work, and influence.
During the second half of the 20th century, the Caribbean island of Barbados emerged as a key player in the creation and nurturing of Caribbean popular music. And, yet, despite its vital role in the popularization of tuk music, the rise of spouge, and the Barbadian contribution to and transformation of other Carribean music traditions, there is still relatively little sustained critical literature that discusses the various strands of the island's music culture. Curwen Best's The Popular Music and Entertainment Culture of Barbados provides this long overdue survey of the development of Barbadian popular music and entertainment culture by focusing on pivotal phenomena, artists, and movements in the evolution of Barbadian popular music and culture.