Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sarah Barber: "Rewriting the British Caribbean"

Dr. Sarah Barber
Senior Lecturer
Department of History
Lancaster University

Disputation: rewriting the history of the British Caribbean in the 17th century


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I read this with keen interest, and liked it. I think the limitations of the archive, which Dr Barber illustrates here, may well explain why many chose to concentrate on the politic and/or business history of the Atlantic.

This is a shame, since one would imagine that a people-oriented history of the Caribbean is not only important work, but a story that needs to be told.

The Haiti disaster hasn't helped I should think to assist historical reconstructions, given that its main repositories have been threatened, physically by natural disaster or the inability to afford rescue in its aftermath.