Verene Shepherd on history and resistance, particularly resistance of Caribbean women (Nanny of the Maroons, Mary Seacole, and others). Video below: "On July 11, 2013, the National Library of Jamaica hosted an Open Day inviting members of the public to tour the library. Before the tours began, Prof. Verene Shephard gave a brief presentation on … Continue reading VIDEO: Shepherd on History and Resistance at the National Library of Jamaica
Shepherd Interview on the Morant Bay Rebellion in The Voice
Verene Shepherd, professor of social history at the University of the West Indies, reflects on the 150th anniversary of Morant Bay and the execution of Paul Bogle... What was, in your view, the main trigger for the rebellion? VS: First of all, it was a war, not a rebellion. Both sides were armed and the … Continue reading Shepherd Interview on the Morant Bay Rebellion in The Voice
BOOK: Bush on Slave Women in Caribbean Society
African Diaspora, Ph.D. is revisiting scholarship that has shaped the study of people of African descent across time and place. Barbara Bush. Slave Women in Caribbean Society, 1650-1838. Heinemann, 1990. In a 1991 review of the volume, Verene A. Shepherd wrote: "Female slaves have generally been ignored in scholarly research and discourse on the Caribbean. Since … Continue reading BOOK: Bush on Slave Women in Caribbean Society
Shepherd on Livestock, Sugar and Slavery
Shepherd, Verene. Livestock, Sugar and Slavery: Contested Terrain in Colonial Jamaica. First Edition. Ian Randle Publishers, Jamaica, 2009. Description: "Livestock, Sugar and Slavery examines the evolution and expansion of the pen-keeping industry, the role and status of the pen-keepers and the experiences of the enslaved labourers on pens, a virtually unexplored area of Caribbean history. … Continue reading Shepherd on Livestock, Sugar and Slavery
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