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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 22–37.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., and the very project of Caribbean sovereignty is at stake in the critical apprehension of the history of banking in the Caribbean. This essay examines the history and historiography of banking in the Caribbean. The first section suggests some reasons for the underdevelopment of this historiography...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 55–71.
Published: 01 March 2014
.... 2014 The historians of these territories have not hesitated to generalise and have sometimes generalised extremely rashly from principles by no means based upon the findings of historical empiricism. —Elsa Goveia, A Study on the Historiography of the British West Indies Haiti is not weird...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 80–94.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Anne Eller Historiography of the nineteenth-century Caribbean often holds Santo Domingo (later, the Dominican Republic) to be something of an anomaly. This essay reconsiders that scholarship in a Pan-Caribbean frame, demonstrating how such a characterization can lead to a number of distortions...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 120–131.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of representations. Schomburg devoted himself to reconstructing the lives of actively silenced and marginalized black populations, yet posthumously his memory as an icon of black diasporic and more specifically Afro-Antillean historiography became either silenced or flattened. To this day, there is no statue...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 164–180.
Published: 01 November 2020
..., in April 2018. 7 Ibid., 5. © 2020 Small Axe, Inc. 2020 Jamaican 1950s Caribbean literary historiography University College of theWest Indies (UCWI) Focus magazine Windrush The centrality of Windrush to the study of the 1950s turns on the idea of orientations. “To be oriented...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 14–31.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Nick Nesbitt This article explores the conceptual problem of popular insurgency in Haitian revolutionary historiography. Framed by fundamental questions of legitimate versus illegitimate insurgency, of the relationship between the elites and the people, and of the process of democratization...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (1): 156–163.
Published: 01 February 2007
... in Contemporary Historiography Ron Sookram Historical writings on Grenada have so far concentrated mainly on the 1979–1983 revolution. Other areas of research and writing include: Grenada’s constitutional history, emigration and migration, religion and culture (though with an Afrocentric slant...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 72–86.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Anne S. Macpherson This essay makes a case for comparative Caribbean historiography rooted in research that crosses linguistic, national, and imperial lines, through a discussion of Puerto Rican and Belizean working women from abolition to the 1930s. In illustrating the commensurability...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Melanie J. Newton This essay, an introduction to the special section on Caribbean historiography in this issue, reflects on Caribbean historiography's role in the pursuit of redress for historic injustices by exploring what three recent landmark legal developments reveal about Haiti's place...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 103–113.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Rose Réjouis This article argues that the concept of bricolage in the work of Claude Lévi-Strauss is part of a greater poetics, an underdog or “dark horse” poetics that advocates for “the culture of the weak” and embodies an activist historiography. This reexamination of Lévi-Strauss's work...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 43–47.
Published: 01 November 2017
...David Scott This essay introduces the project of rethinking the cultural-political historiography of Jamaica of which “The Jamaican 1960s” is a contribution. It sets out the question in relation to the idea of a Jamaican intellectual tradition. Specifically, it inquires into the way the idea...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 72–84.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Elizabeth S. Manley In the historiography of gender in the Dominican Republic, the stories of female martyrs loom large, substituting maternalist sacrifice for a more substantial treatment of women in the national narrative. This is particularly true for the twentieth century, in which the female...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 25–36.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Bonnie Thomas “Memory” has become one of the buzzwords of contemporary historiography. Sparked by the atrocities of the Holocaust and intimately bound up with the concept of trauma, memory studies has gained increasing prominence in many intellectual circles and is particularly useful when...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 7–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
... into the picture and historiography of Haitian radicalism. © 2013 by Small Axe, Inc. 2013 My mother repeated too frequently for me to forget: “I will never align myself with any group. I abhor all indoctrination and all dictatorship.” —Erma Saint-Grégoire, daughter of Marie Vieux Chauvet I propose...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 193–202.
Published: 01 November 2013
... standards of presumably universal human relevance. Trouillot's important intervention in Western conceptions of history and historiography in Silencing the Past notwithstanding, the essay argues that the distinction he draws between “historicity 1” and “historicity 2” betrays his struggle with the continued...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 227–243.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Wendy Asquith As has recently been observed by Matthew J. Smith, “It is a peculiar feature of Haitian historiography that increased production of new literature often follows national crisis.” A parallel pattern has been evident in Haitian visual arts, yet this has not always been at the impulse...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 1–17.
Published: 01 July 2014
.... L. R. James's varied coteries throughout Italy, the author argues that James's methodological innovations in the field of slave historiography were central to the formulation of strategies of refusal and flight eventually popularized in Hardt and Negri's Empire . These methodological homologies...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 38–54.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Madhavi Kale Approaching the themes of the historiography on the Caribbean obliquely—from sites both within and beyond its geographical and methodological boundaries—this essay meditates on the purchase of disciplinarity and related modalities (such as the nation despite its fragments) in what...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 95–107.
Published: 01 July 2014
... circulated and adopted by Caribbean communities but also integral to the development of the novel, incorporative Atlantic healing culture that appeared in the seventeenth century, the author also proposes a model to reconcile the seemingly unrelated historiographies and epistemologies of medical history...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 244–253.
Published: 01 July 2018
... and Indo-Caribbean storytelling and claims the twin tropes of the violence of archive and the fictions of the archive, already elaborated in the historiography of slavery, for the context of indenture. I was, however, able to spend a few hours on Long Island talking with an elderly woman who had been...