Almost inevitably, edited collections are criticized for their uneven quality and reviewers often remark that the pieces don’t gel into a whole. This might be doubly true in the case of a festschrift when the selected pieces have little in common except that the authors are all linked to the person being honored. The Colonial Caribbean in Transition is an exception to this rule. The geographical concentration on the Anglophone Caribbean (and one side-trip to the French Caribbean) and the focus on the postemancipation era as well as the general quality of the papers make this book one of the best edited volumes on Caribbean history of recent years. The eleven essays give a nice overview of theoretical and topical developments in the social and cultural history of the British Caribbean, which often set the trend for the historical profession in the rest of the Caribbean. The excellent introduction by...
The Colonial Caribbean in Transition: Essays on Postemancipation Social and Cultural History
Rosemarijn Hoefte; The Colonial Caribbean in Transition: Essays on Postemancipation Social and Cultural History. Hispanic American Historical Review 1 February 2002; 82 (1): 156–157. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-82-1-156
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