A Life In Medicine and the Arts

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75.00 BBD

Henry Fraser's entertaining
autobiography starts with tales of a unique childhood growing up at the local
governance centre of a rural parish in Barbados, where most parishioners
visited the offices of his parents at the family home. This rich community
involvement had a profound influence on his life of service. Sir Henry describes
why he chose to study medicine at the University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica,
and so became a passionate West Indian. After specialization and PhD studies in
London, he returned to Barbados and helped to build better health care there. He
promoted rational therapeutics regionally and globally, working with PAHO and
WHO, and his research centre and wide-ranging research have greatly benefited the
Caribbean. His passion for teaching, patient care, mentoring and management
shows throughout the book.

Sir Henry has
been described as the Renaissance man of Barbados: in addition to his
remarkable medical career, he has been public orator for Barbados and for the
University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, and an independent senator in the
Barbados Senate (where he discovered the reasons for the syndrome he labelled
Government's Implementation Deficit Disorder or GIDD). His other lifelong
passions have been art, architectural history and heritage preservation, and
writing. His autobiography makes fascinating reading: he is a natural story
teller and, as he often says, "History is his story." The book is replete with
captivating anecdotes and is illustrated with some of his paintings.

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9789766530310
Publication Date: 
2021-11-24
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Adolphus A Tale & the Slave Son

Adolphus A Tale & the Slave Son
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65.65 BBD

The Caribbean Heritage Series is designed to publish historic re-publications of Trinidad Literary Roots and comprises four Trinidadian novels published between 1838 and 1907. This second volume in the series presents two novels, Adolphus, a Tale and The Slave Son. Adolphus was first published in 1853 and was probably written by a Trinidadian mulatto, thus making it the first Trinidadian, and possibly the first West Indian, novel written by a mulatto and the first novel written by someone born and reared in Trinidad. A dramatic nineteenth-century tale, originally published in the newspapers of the day, Adolphus, traces the adventures of a mulatto son of a black slave women raped by a white man. Raised by a kind Spanish-Trinidadian padre, Adolphus grows into a handsome, well-educated, noble character. Later falling in love with Antonia Romelia, he manages to rescue her from a villainous kidnaper and they flee to Venezuela where they are free to marry. The Slave Son was originally published in 1854 by Chapman and Hall, and according to the author's foreword, it was inspired by Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and was written to support the abolitionist movement in the Unit

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9766401330
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Being Me: A Memoir by Orlando Marville

Being Me: A Memoir by Orlando Marville
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62.50 BBD

This book recaps some of the exciting life experiences of a brilliant, courageous member of the human family. R. Orlando Marville, born in a simple, rural Barbadian village, grows into a world traveller and ambassador for his country. In this memoir he shares the highlights of his sojourn in many countries; the thrills and perils of being a diplomat from a Third World country; the triumphs of a trailblazer with new solutions to old problems; a lover of art and music and a lover of life.

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9781537683171
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Day-O!!! Irving Burgie: An Autobiography

Day-O!!! Irving Burgie: An Autobiography
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37.50 BBD

Irving Burgie's autobiography is set amid a wider social tapestry that depicts the plight, joys and foibles of one black family growing up in pre-war Brooklyn and the broader black struggle leading up to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1940s. This pre-war time was followed by his army experiences as a soldier in an all-black battalion in the China-Burma-India Theatre in World War II, where he first developed a serious interest in music, and studying in general. After the war, Burgie went to school under the GI Bill and a few years later he made a meteoric rise to the top echelons of the music business as the songwriter who composed the songs "Day-O," "Jamaica Farewell," "Island in the Sun," and "Mary's Boy Child" and some thirty-five songs for Harry Belafonte, and "The Seine" and "El Matador" for the Kingston Trio. 

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0978903803
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Day-O!!!: The Autobiography of Irving Burgie

Day-O!!!: The Autobiography of Irving Burgie
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48.95 BBD

Irving Burgie's autobiography is set amid a wider social tapestry that depicts the plight, joys and foibles of one black family growing up in pre-war Brooklyn and the broader black struggle leading up to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1940s. This pre-war time was followed by his army experiences as a soldier in an all-black battalion in the China-Burma-India Theatre in World War II, where he first developed a serious interest in music, and studying in general. After the war, Burgie went to school under the GI Bill and a few years later he made a meteoric rise to the top echelons of the music business as the songwriter who composed the songs "Day-O," "Jamaica Farewell," "Island in the Sun," and "Mary's Boy Child" and some thirty-five songs for Harry Belafonte, and "The Seine" and "El Matador" for the Kingston Trio. The story of his growing up in Brooklyn, his army career, and his involvement in the Civil Rights movement, his marriage and family and the black struggle to achieve equality is graphically depicted. Irving Burgie's memoir is an inspiring and novel account of one of the most significant eras in American history. It makes you feel proud to be an American.

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9781425725044
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Diary of a Prime Minister

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30.00 BBD
ISBN/SKU: 
9780982421512
Publication Date: 
2010-01-01
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Edward Seaga and the Challenges of Modern Jamaica/H/C

Edward Seaga and the Challenges of Modern Jamaica/H/C
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110.95 BBD
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9789766402228
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Edward Seaga: My Life and Leadership hard road to travel -1980-2008

Edward Seaga: My Life and Leadership hard road to travel -1980-2008
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91.30 BBD

Edward Phillip George Seaga is one of the most outstanding Jamaican politicians - with a reputation for creativity, controversy and courage. This autobiography offers a fresh insight into the emergence of modern Jamaica, a journey characterized by idealism and intrigue, conflict and triumph.

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9780230021648
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Eric Williams: The Myth and the Man

Eric Williams: The Myth and the Man
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158.50 BBD

Seeks to illuminate the political career of one of the Caribbean's most elusive figures, Eric Williams, the first prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago. This work uses an array of primary sources, and secondary sources to provide a sophisticated political analysis of Williams' role in Trinidadian and Caribbean politics.

ISBN/SKU: 
9789766402075
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George Price: A Life Revealed-The Authorized Biography

George Price: A Life Revealed-The Authorized Biography
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102.55 BBD

An ascetic and failed priest, a stoic, father of the nation, prime minister and first national hero of the Central American nation of Belize, George Price remains one of the most enigmatic leaders of the 20th century. Nothing in the early years of Price's life gave any indication that he would become the most uncompromising adversary of the British government in the struggle, first for self-government and later for Belizean independence, and in the process dominate Belizean politics for over 40 years. An indifferent scholastic career, failure to complete studies for the priesthood followed by a decade as the right-hand man for one of the colony's most astute businessmen, were less than impressive a track record for a future national leader and political firebrand. Yet for close to 50 years, the story of George Price was inseparable from the story of the modern political development of Belize, involving the birth of nationalistic politics; the formation of political parties; the struggle for independence and the national objective of maintaining the territorial integrity of Belize against claims by Guatemala. Here is the story of a man who never married or raised a family, who never had a romantic liaison with a woman and who up to the time of his death at the age of 92 had remained celibate all his life. Price's first and only lifelong love, his sweetheart, wife and family were Belize and its people. In this even-handed and revealing authorized biography, Godfrey Smith does not attempt to canonize Price nor denigrate his rivals and detractors. Rather, he exposes the contradictions that were a feature of Price's life and career. On the one hand the reader is shown Price as the ardent nationalist and a man of uncommon discipline and tenacity who pursued his vision of an independent Belize with clear-minded focus, courage and determination, yet who by his own admission had secret relations with Guatemala whom most Belizeans regarded as the enemy. On a personal level, Smith paints a picture of Price as one who beneath his pious exterior could often be found to be petty, secretive and vindictive and a man who did not suffer slights lightly. Few political leaders from the Caribbean have recorded their memoirs or, like Price, given access by way of interviews or opened their personal papers to researchers or biographers. As one whose political career spanned both the colonial and post independence eras, the information, experiences and insights George Price has freely given to his biographer will make this work an important contribution to the study of the political personality, the development of political parties and party politics in the Caribbean at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, the books sheds new light on Price's adversarial relationship with local British governors and officials of the Colonial Office in London, and on the central role that the Guatemalan claim on Belize and Price's controversial affiliations with Guatemala played in both the negotiation and timing of Belizean independence. George Price - A Life Revealed is at once the revealing story of an important and controversial political leader, and at the same time, a history of the anti-colonial struggle and the modern political development of Belize.

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9789766375928
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Getting it Write: Winning Caribbean Press Freedom

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60.45 BBD
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9768123974
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Hugh Shearer: A Voice for the People

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87.75 BBD

Hugh Shearer: A Voice for the People chronicles the life and multifaceted career of Hugh Lawson Shearer – Journalist, Trade Unionist, Politician – and his rise to become one of the first leaders of post-independent Jamaica. Shearer was part of the family dynasty which dominated Jamaican politics from 1944 and through the first 25 years of independence, following in the footsteps of Alexander Bustamante, Norman Manley and later to be succeeded by his cousin Michael Manley. But Hugh Shearer was his own man; described by the foreign press as 'handsome and athletic-looking' and as carrying 'the air and properties of a ... successful business executive', Shearer was known for his charm and humility which belied his toughness and skill as a negotiator but which served him well as a trade unionist and later as politician and prime minister. Gains in the areas of salaries, pension rights, shorter single-time working hours, maternity leave and numerous fringe benefits covering health and education for workers are part of the Shearer legacy as a trade unionist. Though presiding over the country during one of its most prosperous periods, Shearer's tenure as Jamaica's third prime minister was not without its challenges locally and internationally. His leadership coincided with the period of worldwide student protest and the aggressive Black Power Movement which he had to confront at home and which he did decisively and with toughness. But it was the same Hugh Shearer who got the United Nations to declare 1968 an International Year of Human Rights and used that forum and others to speak out for Jamaica on behalf of the oppressed peoples of South Africa.

ISBN/SKU: 
9766372071
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John Shepherd: The Loyal Cavalier

John Shepherd: The Loyal Cavalier
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51.70 BBD

 

John Shepherd was one of the leading allrounders in First Class cricket in England in the 1970s and 1980s and a loyal servant of Kent County Cricket Club for seventeen seasons and of Gloucestershire, as player and coach, for seven more. He scored more than 21,000 runs and took over 1800 wickets in "senior" cricket over his long career.

Shepherd, or "Shep" as he was affectionately known, was born in Barbados where his natural talent was spotted and nurtured by one of the "3Ws" - the great Sir Everton Weekes. On Weekes' advice he was brought to England by Kent in 1965 and his successful adaptation to County Cricket brought him not only awards as the leading allrounder in English First-Class cricket (1968) and as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year (1979) but also Test recognition by the West Indies in 1969 and 1970/1.

ISBN/SKU: 
978190138760
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Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey
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31.95 BBD

Marcus Mosiah Garvey...his name is legend from the America's to Zanzibar. One of the most influential figures of the 20th century, Garvey's powerful message of Black pride remains as relevant today as it was almost a hundred years ago. Across generations and continents, leaders like Malcolm X, Kwame Nkrumah, Jomo Kenyatta and musical icon Bob Marley readily acknowledge the influence of Garvey's philosophy on their lives, thoughts and actions. Now the story of Garvey's colourful life, his exploits and his compellign message are captured in text by Suzanne Francis-Brown and in brilliant colour illustrations by Jean Jacques Vaysierres for young readers.

ISBN/SKU: 
9789766373214
Publication Date: 
2007-01-01
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Mastering the Craft Ten Years of Weekes 1948 - 1958

Mastering the Craft Ten Years of Weekes 1948 - 1958
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49.95 BBD

The second youngest and most dimunitive of the famous 3 Ws- Worrel, Weekes and Walcott-Everton, Weekes was in his day the most punishing batsman in the world, earning him the sobriquet of the "butcher". Some, like the legendary batsman Sir Donald Bradman thought "he was the best batsman ever to come out of the West Indies". The record of his relatviely brief test career (1948-58) speaks for itself during which he created and still holds the West Indian record for scoring five consecutive centuries. But it was the manner in which he made his runs that was remarkable; what one contemporary describes as his "slaughterings" was matched only by his outstanding attribuites of determination, confidence and discipline best exemplified by the fact that he seldom hit the ball in the air

ISBN/SKU: 
9769520128
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My Political Journey: Jamaica's Sixth Prime Minister

My Political Journey: Jamaica's Sixth Prime Minister
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130.40 BBD

My Political Journey: Jamaica's Sixth Prime Minister is P.J. Patterson's account of his time as an active and successful participant in the political and social development of Jamaica and the Caribbean from the mid-1950s well into the early 2000s. He was widely regarded as a master political strategist and universally acknowledged as an astute negotiator.

Jamaica is an enigma: its global impact belies its population and geographical size. This story of one of its most exceptional citizens is an enlightening revelation of the island's political and cultural narrative. Patterson was born in 1935, the dawn of a new era in the development of Jamaica and the Caribbean. A previously disenfranchised population would gain a voice through universal adult suffrage and have a say in the direction of the nation's affairs. Within a few decades, an independent nation would emerge to make a significant impact on the global landscape. Patterson is both a product of this new Jamaica and one of its architects, and his is a compelling and intimate account of a dramatic era for the young nation.

P.J. Patterson led his country with distinction, implementing policies and programmes to foster social renewal and the development of a modern Jamaica that was prepared to face the challenges of the new millennium. Throughout his career in the People's National Party, he gained international respect through the pivotal roles he played in the advancement of the causes of the developing countries of the world. My Political Journey recounts his performance at the national, regional and global levels and is a fascinating record of a nation's postcolonial growth.

ISBN/SKU: 
9789766407025
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Pichón

Pichón
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76.90 BBD

Revolutionary black nationalist Carlos Moore breaks three decades of silence to challenge Castro's legacy in this controversial, behind-the-scenes memoir that explores the Revolution from a perspective of a "pichon," the racist Cuban term for a black of Haitian or West Indian descent. After more than thirty years in exile, continually under the threat of retribution from the Cuban regime, Moore steps forward to reveal the truth: Fidel's Revolution was a success for white Marxists. But for Cuban blacks, the Revolution was basically business as usual, a cover-up of their ongoing struggle for racial, political, and social enfranchisement. Fidel Castro and his men rose from the ranks of the patriarchal, white Spanish-Cuban elite, and the Revolution did not weaken those ties.

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9781556527678
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Riff: The Shake Keane Story

Riff: The Shake Keane Story
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40.00 BBD

Riff explores the turbulent life of the Caribbean musician and poet Shake Keane (1927-97). A wanderer, he absorbed many of the themes of the 20th century - colonialism, migration and masculinity. Each of them found expression in his work. Born in St Vincent, he migrated to London in the early 1950s where he became an important figure in the free form jazz scene. A return to his birthplace was blighted by politics, and his last decades were spent in New York City and Norway where he experienced a degree of emotional peace despite financial difficulties. This biography reveals the many features of the life of this trend-setting but troubled Caribbean icon.

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9781999776893
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Steven Gerrard, Michael Owen and .... Me

Steven Gerrard, Michael Owen and .... Me
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50.00 BBD

A football autobiography that tells the author's compelling real life story of what it is like to be one of the many thousands of young players who pass through the academy system, get very close to the first team and believe that they are about to make it, only to suddenly find themselves rejected.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781782801597
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Test Of Character

Test Of Character
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75.00 BBD
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9781785311772
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The Grooming of a Chancellor (Caribbean Biography Series)

The Grooming of a Chancellor (Caribbean Biography Series)
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146.10 BBD

The Grooming of a Chancellor is Sir George Alleyne's autobiography. He was born in 1932 in St Philip, Barbados, the first of the seven children of Eileen, a homemaker, and Clinton Alleyne, a schoolmaster. With his signature charm, Alleyne recounts his experiences from primary and secondary school in racially divided Barbados to gaining a Barbados Scholarship to study medicine at the fledgling University College of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica.

The Grooming of a Chancellor is Sir George Alleyne's autobiography. He was born in 1932 in St Philip, Barbados, the first of the seven children of Eileen, a homemaker, and Clinton Alleyne, a schoolmaster. With his signature charm, Alleyne recounts his experiences from primary and secondary school in racially divided Barbados to gaining a Barbados Scholarship to study medicine at the fledgling University College of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica. Here he met and married a Jamaican woman, Sylvan Chen, and was socialized permanently as a West Indian. The process of that socialization and the intellectual environment of those early days at Mona would influence the rest of his life. Alleyne enjoyed a stellar academic career with prolific research output, and he remained for many years at the University of the West Indies, where he became a professor of medicine and had an enduring impact on generations of students. He entered the field of international health through the Pan American Health Organization, of which he became director - the first Caribbean national and non-Latin to do so. Alleyne recounts highlights of his management approach and the commitment to equity which characterized his terms of office. The work of international bodies is often bound up in politics, but he navigated these and influenced the discourse at the highest levels. He had a strong commitment to and was active in Caribbean health, especially HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention and control.

In 2003, Alleyne returned to the University of the West Indies, his Capistrano in the Caribbean, as chancellor, and for fourteen years he executed the functions of that office in a manner that enhanced the public persona of his alma mater. His has been a remarkable journey, one he shares with readers through his memories and personal reflections.

ISBN/SKU: 
9789766406516
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The Informer

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25.00 BBD
ISBN/SKU: 
9768077336
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The Malcolm Marshall Story

The Malcolm Marshall Story
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57.00 BBD
ISBN/SKU: 
9769520101
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The Manley Memoirs

The Manley Memoirs
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49.00 BBD

"From stationmaster's daughter to wife of one of Jamaica's most charismatic prime ministers, Beverley Manley's life has been an odyssey. As a young girl, starved of her mother's love because she was darker than her siblings and forced to do housework while her sisters relaxed, Beverley was a modern-day Cinderella. Her adolescent years were painful, having to carry the burden of her self-loathing, the feeling of inferiority within her own family and the constant echo of her mother's voice telling her she was good for nothing. However, Beverley defied her mother's prophecy, and triumphed over her 'ordinary' beginnings first as a model in Jamaica and later becoming a household name on radio, television and the local stage. It was her path at the then Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation (JBC) that would lead her directly to Michael Manley and ultimately to Jamaica House. Marriage to Michael also led to her political awakening; not content to being the docile wife, Beverley assumed an activist role in the governing People's National Party (PNP), becoming embroiled in the ideological politics of the 1970s that would eventually lead to her estrangement from Michael and the painful self-assessment that came with his affairs and her own. The resulting termination of their marriage forced on her a self-imposed exile in the US where she took refuge from the ire of the Jamaican elite for daring to walk out on one of their own. But Beverley was to redeem herself and earn new respect as a broadcaster, commentator and incisive interviewer on the immensely popular and innovative Breakfast Club radio show. Now older and much wiser, Beverley tells it like it is in this intriguing and revealing memoir. It is a rags to riches story - almost; a story of triumph and loss; of rising again and finally of redemption. "

ISBN/SKU: 
9789766373139
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The Struggles of John Brown Russwurm

The Struggles of John Brown Russwurm
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64.05 BBD

"If I know my own heart, I can truly say, that I have not a selfish wish in placing myself under the patronage of the [American Colonization] Society; usefulness in my day and generation, is what I principally court."

"Sensible then, as all are of the disadvantages under which we at present labour, can any consider it a mark of folly, for us to cast our eyes upon some other portion of the globe where all these inconveniences are removed where the Man of Colour freed from the fetters and prejudice, and degradation, under which he labours in this land, may walk forth in all the majesty of his creation--a new born creature--a "Free Man"!"
--John Brown Russwurm, 1829.

John Brown Russwurm (1799-1851) is almost completely missing from the annals of the Pan-African movement, despite the pioneering role he played as an educator, abolitionist, editor, government official, emigrationist and colonizationist. Russwurm's life is one of "firsts": first African American graduate of Maine's Bowdoin College; co-founder of "Freedom's Journal," America's first newspaper to be owned, operated, and edited by African Americans; and, following his emigration to Africa, first black governor of the Maryland section of Liberia. Despite his accomplishments, Russwurm struggled internally with the perennial Pan-Africanist dilemma of whether to go to Africa or stay and fight in the United States, and his ordeal was the first of its kind to be experienced and resolved before the public eye.

With this slim, accessible biography of Russwurm, Winston James makes a major contribution to the history of black uplift and protest in the Early American Republic and the larger Pan-African world. James supplements the biography with a carefully edited and annotated selection of Russwurm's writings, which vividly demonstrate the trajectory of his political thinking and contribution to Pan-Africanist thought and highlight the challenges confronting the peoples of the African Diaspora. Though enormously rich and powerfully analytical, Russwurm's writings have never been previously anthologized.

The Struggles of John Brown Russwurm is a unique and unparalleled reflection on the Early American Republic, the African Diaspora and the wider history of the times. An unblinking observer of and commentator on the condition of African Americans as well as a courageous fighter against white supremacy and for black emancipation, Russwurm's life and writings provide a distinct and articulate voice on race that is as relevant to the present as it was to his own lifetime.

ISBN/SKU: 
9789766402495
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