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British & Commonwealth History - Collections
Caribbean History


Online Resources

Databases & Websites

Caribbean Online — Routes to Roots (Institute of Commonwealth Studies). This online exhibition showcases some of the Caribbean-related materials from the Institute of Commonwealth Studies' collection. The exhibition examines a number of themes in Caribbean history in a broadly chronological sequence, including slavery and abolition, agriculture and trade, the experience of soldiers from the Caribbean in World War One, independence and the development of trade unions and political parties.
Caribbean Views (British Library). Over 1000 images, maps and texts from the 18th and 19th centuries reveal contrasting experiences of life in the former British colonies.
The Constitution of Antigua and Barbuda, 1981 (Political Database of the Americas, Georgetown University).
A Country Study: Commonwealth of Caribbean Islands (Library of Congress)
Handbook of Latin American Studies Online (Library of Congress). An important bibliographical source for books and articles concerning the Caribbean. Produced by over 130 contributing editors under the editorship of the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress.
The Making of the Modern World: The Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature, 1450-1850. A rich source of information on commerce and the Caribbean, this collection includes more than 61,000 books from the period 1460-1850, and 466 pre-1906 serials, covering economic theory, trade and commerce, and public finance, as well as agriculture, mining, crafts and manufacturing. Also included are materials on topics such as slavery, public utilities, demography and urban development, piracy, smuggling, tithes, counterfeiting and numismatics, poverty and welfare, penology, emigration, dietary conditions, colonies, and every aspect of transportation.

A Narrative of Events, Since the First of August, 1834, by James Williams, and Apprenticed Labourer in Jamaica: Electronic Edition (Documenting the American South, UNC)
Statistical Institute of Jamaica

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Periodicals & Newspapers

Contemporary Caribbean Newspapers Online
Slavery & Abolition (also availble in print in Green Library)

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Maps

Caribmap: A Cartographic Map of the West Indies

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Print Resources

Encyclopedias, Handbooks & Historiographies

African Caribbeans: A Reference Guide, by Alan West-Durán.
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003.
Location: Green Library, Stacks (F1629 .B55 B53 2003)
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Latin America and the Caribbean, by Simon Collier, Harold Blakemore, Thomas E. Skidmore.
Cambridge, England; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Location: Green Library, Information Center: Non-circulating (F1406 .C36 1992)
Historical Dictionary of the British Caribbean
Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1975.
Location: Green Library, Information Center: Non-circulating (F2131 .L88)
Writing West Indian Histories, by B.W. Higman.
London: Macmillan Education, 1999.
Location: Green Library, Stacks (F1620.3 .H54 1999)

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Bibliographies & Research Guides

A Bibliography of the Caribbean, by Marian Goslinga.
Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1996.
Location: Stanford Auxiliary Library (SAL3, Z1595 .G68 1996)
A Check-List of House of Lords Sessional Papers Relating to the British West Indies and to the West Indian Slave Trade and Slavery, 1763-1834, by Lowell Joseph Ragatz
London: The Bryan Edwards Press, 1932
Contents: pt. I. Bills printed by order of the House of Lords.--pt. II. Reports.--pt. III. Accounts and papers.
Location: Green Library, Stacks (Z1502.B5 R21 1932)
The Complete Caribbeana, 1900-1975: A Bibliographic Guide to the Scholarly Literature, by Lambros Comitas, under the auspices of the Research Institute for the Study of Man.
Millwood, NY: KTO Press, c1977.
Location: Green Library, HASRC (Lane Room): non-circulating (Z1595 .C63)
A Guide for the Study of British Caribbean History, 1763-1834, Including the Abolition and Emancipation Movements, compiled by Lowell Joseph Ragatz.
Washington, DC: U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1932.
Location: Green Library, Stacks (E172 .A58 1930 V.3; IC, Z1502 .B5 R3)
Latin America and the Caribbean: A Critical Guide to Research Sources, by Paula H. Covington.
New York, NY: Greenwood Press, c1992.
Location: Green Library, Information Center: Non-circulating (Z1601 .L3225 1992)
Manuscript Sources for the History of the West Indies (with special reference to Jamaica in the National Library of Jamaica and supplementary sources in the West Indies, North America, and United Kingdom and elsewhere), by K. E. Ingram.
Barbados: University of the West Indies Press, c2000.
Location: Green Library, Stacks (Z1501 .I54 2000)
Manuscripts Relating to Commonwealth Caribbean Countries in United States and Canadian Repositories, by K. E. Ingram.
St. Lawrence, Barbados: Caribbean Universities Press, 1975.
Location: Green Library, Stacks (CD3002 .I53)
Research Guide to Central America and the Caribbean, by Kenneth J. Grieb.
Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1985.
Location: SAL3 and Green Library, Stacks (Z1595 .R47 1985)
Theses on Caribbean Topics, 1778-1968, compiled by Enid M. Baa.
San Juan: Institute of Caribbean Studies, University of Puerto Rico, 1970.
Location: Hoover Institution Library, Stacks (Z1595 .P978 V.1)

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Journals

The Journal of Caribbean History
St. Lawrence, Barbados: Caribbean Universities Press
Location: Green Library, Stacks (F2175 .J63 V.1- 1970-)
Journal of Caribbean Studies
Coral Gables, FL: Association of Caribbean Studies
Location: Green Library, Stacks (F2155 .J72 V.1- 1981-present; latest year available in Current Periodicals). Online table of contents from PCI available to Stanford-affiliated users
Slavery & Abolition
London: Taylor and Francis Ltd
Location: Green Library, Stacks (HT851 .S5 V.1- 1980-present; latest year in Current Periodicals). Also available online to Stanford-affiliated users at INGENTA

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Maps & Atlases

Atlas of British Overseas Expansion, edited by A.N. Porter.
New York: Simon & Schuster, c1991.
Location: Green Library, Information Center: Non-circulating (G1805 .A8 1991)
Caribbean History in Maps, by Peter Ashdown.
Trinidad: Longman Caribbean, 1979.
Location: Green Library, Stacks (G1535 .A84)

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Microform Resources

Documents

Abstracts of Jamaica Wills, 1625-1792: In the British Library.
Wakefield, Eng.: EP Microform, 1972. 1 reel; 35 mm.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection (MFILM N.S. 2315)
America and West Indies: Original Correspondence, etc., 1606-1807
Nendeln, Lichtenstein: Kraus-Thomson Organization, 1973. 167 microfilm reels; 4 in., 35 mm.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection (MFILM N.S. 3873)
Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature.
A rich source of information on commerce and the Caribbean, this collection includes approximately 59,000 titles, covering economic theory, trade and commerce, and public finance, as well as agriculture, mining, crafts and manufacturing. Also included are materials on topics such as slavery, public utilities, demography and urban development, piracy, smuggling, tithes, counterfeiting and numismatics, poverty and welfare, penology, emigration, dietary conditions, colonies, and every aspect of transportation. Items in this collection are cataloged separately and can be found under their individual authors and titles.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection (MFILM N.S. 1350)
Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature Catalog.
Allows user to access complete bibliographic citations to more than 60,000 economics and business primary source titles from the last half of the fifteenth century to the end of the nineteenth century.
Location: Green Library, Information Center: CD-ROMS (Z7164 .E2 G65 1997)
Online Guide to the Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature. Choose the Goldsmiths'-Kress collection as the collection to search, and then conduct a search by keyword, author, title, and other categories. Or simply browse the catalog.
Friendly Advice to the Gentlemen-Planters of the East and West Indies: In Three Parts, by Philotheos Physiologus
New Haven, CT: Research Publications, [1981]. 1 microfilm reel; 35 mm.
Contents: From t.p.: I. A brief treatise of the most principal fruits and herbs that grow in the East and West Indies, giving an account of their respective vertues both for food and physick, and what planet and sign they are under, together with some directions for the preservation of health and life in those hot climates -- II. The complaints of the negro-slaves against the hard usages and barbarous cruelties inflicted upon them -- III. A discourse in way of dialogue, between an Ethiopean or negro-slave, and a Christian that was his master in America.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection (MFILM N.S. 1350 SUPPL. REEL 105 NO. 2560)
Naval Office Shipping Lists for Jamaica, 1683-1818.
London: Public Record Office, 1976. 7 microfilm reels; 4 in., 35 mm.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection (MFILM N.S. 2407)
Plantation Life in the Caribbean
Marlborough, Wiltshire, England : Adam Matthew Pub., 2005-
Contents: Pt.1. Jamaica c1765-1848: the Taylor and Vanneck-Arcedeckne papers from Cambridge University Library and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection (MFILM N.S. 16477)

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