Roaming Through the West Indies

Old human tread-mills may still be found among them, and slave-house villages that in some cases are inhabited by the laborers of to-day. Rusted sugar-kettles, such as are strewn through the West Indies from eastern Haiti to southern ...

Roaming Through the West Indies

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The Chinese in the West Indies 1806 1995

Taken from Harry Franck , Roaming through the West Indies ( New York 1920 ) [ 12 ] A Cuban Chinese exile seeks employment in Trinidad in 1866 In the course of this season a respectable look- ing Chinese applied to me for employment .

The Chinese in the West Indies  1806 1995

The Chinese in West Indies starts with an excellent introductory essay to place nineteenth-century Chinese immigration in its wider context: the worldwide Chinese migrations, the post-slavery Caribbean background, the contract labour schemes developed after emancipation . . . All the documents are well chosen, and together they deal with virtually every important aspect of the migration of Chinese people to the West Indies and their subsequent experiences. Foreword In the first seven chapters, nearly all the documents are 'official', generated by government agencies or officers. Colonial Office correspondence and papers, reports of Immigrations Department officials and British agents in South China, reports and papers of the Colonial Land and Emigration Commission in London, Parliamentary Papers these are the main sources from which Look Lai chooses his extracts . . . But in chapters 8 and 9, which deal with the post-indenture Chinese after 1870, and the free immigration starting around 1890, the type of documentation changes. The Chinese were no longer the responsibility of any governmental agency and their arrival and subsequent activities generated little official documentation. In these chapters, Look Lai relies on non-official sources . . . Although the documentary extracts do not go beyond 1950, the family biographies have been updated to the early 1990s. They are based on personal interviews with, or written accounts by, elderly family members.

Commercial Travelers Guide to Latin America

Pocket Guide to the West Indies , by Algernon Aspinall . West India Committee , London , 1927 . The Present Situation in the Caribbean , by Samuel Guy Inman . Doran , New York , 1920 . Roaming Through the West Indies , by Harry A.

Commercial Travelers  Guide to Latin America


Claude McKay

The Caribbean planters and their allies, most notably Thomas Carlyle and James Froude, frequently railed against Exeter Hall, a symbol of philanthropic ... Harry A. Franck, Roaming Through the West Indies (New York: Blue Ribbon, 1920), ...

Claude McKay

One of the foremost Black writers and intellectuals of his era, Claude McKay (1889–1948) was a central figure in Caribbean literature, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Black radical tradition. McKay’s life and writing were defined by his class consciousness and anticolonialism, shaped by his experiences growing up in colonial Jamaica as well as his early career as a writer in Harlem and then London. Dedicated to confronting both racism and capitalist exploitation, he was a critical observer of the Black condition throughout the African diaspora and became a committed Bolshevik. Winston James offers a revelatory account of McKay’s political and intellectual trajectory from his upbringing in Jamaica through the early years of his literary career and radical activism. In 1912, McKay left Jamaica to study in the United States, never to return. James follows McKay’s time at the Tuskegee Institute and Kansas State University, as he discovered the harshness of American racism, and his move to Harlem, where he encountered the ferment of Black cultural and political movements and figures such as Hubert Harrison and Marcus Garvey. McKay left New York for London, where his commitment to revolutionary socialism deepened, culminating in his transformation from Fabian socialist to Bolshevik. Drawing on a wide variety of sources, James offers a rich and detailed chronicle of McKay’s life, political evolution, and the historical, political, and intellectual contexts that shaped him.

Trade Promotion Series

Pocket Guide to the West Indies , by Algernon Aspinall . West India Committee , London , 1927 . The Present Situation in the Caribbean , by Samuel Guy Inman . Doran , New York , 1920 . Roaming Through the West Indies , by Harry A.

Trade Promotion Series


Social Life in the Caribbean 1838 1938

Bibliography BEGINNING BOOKS Augier , F. R. and Gordon , S. C. , Sources of West Indian History ( London : Longman Caribbean , 1974 ) . ... Franck , H. , Roaming through the West Indies ( New York : Century , 1920 ) .

Social Life in the Caribbean  1838 1938

Provides a clear and readable account ofa formative period in the history of the region. The text is divided into two halves: the first half looks at the structure of society and covers issues of race, class and wealth, while the second half looks at four particular aspects of community life - religion, the family, education and festivals...

The Statesman s Year Book

Dodsworth (F.), The Book of the West Indies. London, 1904. Fiske (A. K.), History of the West Indies. New York, 1899. Franck (H. A.), Roaming through the West Indies. [...ondon, 1921. Froude (J. A.), The English in the West Indies.

The Statesman s Year Book

The classic reference work that provides annually updated information on the countries of the world.

From Indians in Trinidad to Indo Trinidadians

Roaming through the West Indies. The Century Co. Available at https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044044496206&view=1up&seq=15&skin=2021. Accessed January 22, 2022. Giddings, F. H. (1896). The principles of sociology.

From Indians in Trinidad to Indo Trinidadians

This book explores the dynamics of the socio-cultural baggage that Indian indentured migrants took with them to the Caribbean island of Trinidad and how they have since become a vibrant diaspora community, namely the Indo-Trinidadians. It combines social history with first-hand fieldwork data to portray human ingenuity in terms of social reconstitution and community building in a hostile socio-cultural environment. Furthermore, it addresses key social institutionsreligion, caste, and familyand cultural elementslanguage, foodways, and ethnicity. Its analytical framework is guided by the concept of metamorphosis; it steers clear of the persistence versus change hypotheses. Given its focus, it will be of interest to students and scholars of sociology, social anthropology, history, and migration and diaspora studies.

The Michigan Alumnus

The Prince of Vagabonds " -Michigan 1903 ROAMING THROUGH THE WEST INDIES H By HARRY A. FRANCK ERE are the West Indies . Mr. Franck has been vagabonding through the West Indies , seeing and feeling and recording the islands in his own ...

The Michigan Alumnus

In v.1-8 the final number consists of the Commencement annual.

The West Indian Seal Monachus Tropicalis Gray

One was noticed , which , when under considerable excitement , evidently forgot how to run ; but lay on its belly trying to ... Its time on shipboard was spent in aimlessly roaming to 1887. ] No. 1. ] 33 Allen on the West Indian Seal .

The West Indian Seal  Monachus Tropicalis Gray


Political Life in the Wake of the Plantation

Franck's Roaming through the West Indies (1920) is an account of a more than six months' journey throughout the Caribbean, in which he included Cuba and Puerto Rico as “our” West Indies, as well as the southern United States, ...

Political Life in the Wake of the Plantation

In 2010, Jamaican police and military forces entered the West Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens to apprehend Christopher “Dudus” Coke, who had been ordered for extradition to the United States on gun and drug-running charges. By the time Coke was detained, somewhere between seventy-five and two hundred civilians had been killed. In Political Life in the Wake of the Plantation, Deborah A. Thomas uses the incursion as a point of departure for theorizing the roots of contemporary state violence in Jamaica and in post-plantation societies in general. Drawing on visual, oral historical, and colonial archives, Thomas traces the long-term legacies of the plantation system and how its governing logics continue to shape and replicate forms of violence. She places affect at the center of sovereignty to destabilize disembodied narratives of liberalism and progress and to raise questions about recognition, repair, and accountability. In tying theories of politics, colonialism, race, and affect together with Jamaica's history, Thomas presents a robust framework for understanding what it means to be human in the plantation's wake.

East Indians in a West Indian Town

Perspectives on East Indians in the Caribbean. 2(3). Caribbean Quarterly 1956. Trinidad carnival issue. 4, 173–318. Carmichael, G. 1961. The history of the West Indian islands of Trinidad and Tobago. ... Roaming through the West Indies.

East Indians in a West Indian Town

First published in 1986, East Indians in a West Indian Town explores the complex geographical, sociological and anthropological dimensions of Trinidad society before and after its political independence, by employing three sets of materials – census data, questionnaires and participant-observation records. Cartographic, humanistic and statistical approaches are combined in a historical perspective to deal with the significance of race, cultural distinctions and class in San Fernando. A major concern of the book is to examine the social complexity that lies behind geographical patterns, and to compare aggregate data with group behaviour. This book will be of interest to students of geography, sociology and anthropology.

Caribbean Literature in Transition 1970 2020 Volume 3

Columbus is only the first in a long line of intrepid explorers who have journeyed to the Caribbean and then journalled about it. From Harry Alverson Franckʼs caustic Roaming Through the West Indies (1920) to Patrick Leigh Fermorʼs The ...

Caribbean Literature in Transition  1970   2020  Volume 3

The period from the 1970s to the present day has produced an extraordinarily rich and diverse body of Caribbean writing that has been widely acclaimed. Caribbean Literature in Transition, 1970-2020 traces the region's contemporary writings across the established genres of prose, poetry, fiction and drama into emerging areas of creative non-fiction, memoir and speculative fiction with a particular attention on challenging the narrow canon of Anglophone male writers. It maps shifts and continuities between late twentieth century and early twenty-first century Caribbean literature in terms of innovations in literary form and style, the changing role and place of the writer, and shifts in our understandings of what constitutes the political terrain of the literary and its sites of struggle. Whilst reaching across language divides and multiple diasporas, it shows how contemporary Caribbean Literature has focused its attentions on social complexity and ongoing marginalizations in its continued preoccupations with identity, belonging and freedoms.

The Parish Behind God s Back

Barbados: National Cultural Foundation, 1988. Franck, H. A. Roaming through the West Indies. New York: Century, 1920. Fraser, H., et a1. A—Z of Barbadian Heritage. Kingston: Heinemann Publishers (Caribbean), 1990.

The Parish Behind God s Back

For this latest edition, the authors returned to Barbados to update the changing face of life in St. Lucy, the parish behind Gods backthe islands most rural district. After discussing Barbadoss colonial history as a plantation society based on slavery and the economys recent conversion from sugar to tourism, they turn to everyday life in St. Lucy: patterns of work, gender relations, religion, and the meaning of community. The book concludes by examining the global forces and mediatelevision, tourism, travel, and the Internetthat connect villagers to the outside and most directly affect their lives. Written with students in mind, this highly readable, illustrated, and thought-provoking account is ideal for courses in cultural anthropology and Caribbean studies. An appendix describes the changes North American students experienced as a result of participating in the anthropology field schools the authors ran in Barbados over a twenty-year period.

Black Behind the Ears

Dominican Racial Identity from Museums to Beauty Shops Ginetta E. B. Candelario. 65 Stimson , " The Influence of Travel Books on ... 99 Franck , Roaming through the West Indies , 17. 84 Ibid . , 189 85 Boyce , United States Colonies and ...

Black Behind the Ears

An innovative historical and ethnographic examination of Dominican identity formation in the Dominican Republic and the United States.

Tropical Whites

WestIndies, South America, Panama Canal. ... Harry A. Franck, Roaming Through the West Indies (New York: Blue Ribbon Books, 1920): 21; William Thomas Corlett, The American Tropics: Notesfrom the Log of a Midwinter Cruise (Cleveland: ...

Tropical Whites

As late as 1900, most whites regarded the tropics as "the white man's grave," a realm of steamy fertility, moral dissolution, and disease. So how did the tropical beach resort—white sand, blue waters, and towering palms—become the iconic vacation landscape? Tropical Whites explores the dramatic shift in attitudes toward and popularization of the tropical tourist "Southland" in the Americas: Florida, Southern California, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Drawing on a wide range of sources, Catherine Cocks examines the history and development of tropical tourism from the late nineteenth century through the early 1940s, when the tropics constituted ideal winter resorts for vacationers from the temperate zones. Combining history, geography, and anthropology, this provocative book explains not only the transformation of widely held ideas about the relationship between the environment and human bodies but also how this shift in thinking underscored emerging concepts of modern identity and popular attitudes toward race, sexuality, nature, and their interconnections. Cocks argues that tourism, far from simply perverting pristine local cultures and selling superficial misunderstandings of them, served as one of the central means of popularizing the anthropological understanding of culture, new at the time. Together with the rise of germ theory, the emergence of the tropical horticulture industry, changes in passport laws, travel writing, and the circulation of promotional materials, national governments and the tourist industry changed public perception of the tropics from a region of decay and degradation, filled with dangerous health risks, to one where the modern traveler could encounter exotic cultures and a rejuvenating environment.

Augustown

... to read—was giving him palpitations. The insolence of nearly all the British West Indies reaches its fenith in Kingston . ... but even our deserv“Yes, sir.” *Harry Franck, Roaming Through the West Indies &5 THE FLY IN G. P. REAC HERMAN.

Augustown

11 April 1982: a smell is coming down John Golding Road right alongside the boy-child, something attached to him, like a spirit but not quite. Ma Taffy is growing worried. She knows that something is going to happen. Something terrible is going to pour out into the world. But if she can hold it off for just a little bit longer, she will. So she asks a question that surprises herself even as she asks it, "Kaia, I ever tell you bout the flying preacherman?" Set in the backlands of Jamaica, Augustown is a magical and haunting novel of one woman’s struggle to rise above the brutal vicissitudes of history, race, class, collective memory, violence, and myth.

Gender Negotiations among Indians in Trinidad 1917 1947

Franck, H.A. (1923) Roaming Through the West Indies. New York: The Century Co. Freilich, M. (1961) “Cultural Diversity Among Trinidadian Peasants', unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: University Microfilm ...

Gender Negotiations among Indians in Trinidad 1917   1947

This book is about the struggles of female and male descendants of Indian indentured migrants in Trinidad in the first half of the twentieth century, each desiring to preserve some aspects of the gender system brought from India between 1845 and 1917, which were important to their continued definition of ethnic identity and community in Trinidad. At the same time the situation of migration allows for challenges to the caste system of Hinduism and, for women and some men, new opportunities to confront the more restricting aspect of Indian patriarchy which followed them across the seas from India.

Sacred Possessions

Vodou, Santería, Obeah, and the Caribbean Margarite Fernández Olmos, Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert. lines ) arranges for her daughter - in ... Harry A. Franck , Roaming through the West Indies , ( New York : Century , 1920 ) , 164 . 12.

Sacred Possessions

For review see: Joseph M. Murphy, in HAHR : The Hispanic American Historical Review, 78, 3 (August 1998); p. 495-496.