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Book: Bibliography of Barbados Records

Rec'd in today's mail a flyer on a new book by Professor Jerome Handler: A Guide to Source Materials for the Study of Barbados History 1627-1834. The blurb reads as follows:

" This bibliography is the most comprehensive work to date on books, pamphlets, broadsheets, prints and manuscripts pertaining to the history of the British West Indian island of Barbados. This bibliographic guide focuses on the period from 1627 to 1834 and offers to the scholar-researcher an unparalleled resource of works on the social and cultural history of this Caribbean island.

Unlike earlier bibliographies on the West Indies, author, Jerome Handler, took special efforts to also include works that reflected the less well-known literature and social life of the island's African slaves and their descendants. As the first non-Amerindian settlement in the southeastern Caribbean, the island's literature is a rich source of information on the early plantation systems, the slave traffic, the sugar industry, and the creolization of that part of the New World. This work is a corrected reprint of the 1971 edition. Co-published with the John Carter Brown Library.

2002, hardcover, 6x9", 222 pages, illustrated, ISBN 1-58456-064-9 Order No. 70297-QQ2. Price $29.95 "

Order from: Oak Knoll Press, 310 Delaware Street, New Castle DE 19720, Shipping & Handling is $4.50. Phone: 1-800-996-2556

* I note that previously there was a (1991) supplement to the 1971 book. I assume that the new "corrected" reprint includes the list of 270 additional works from that supplement, and others that have been located since 1991. The John Carter Brown Library is located at Brown University, Providence RI. I believe one of Professor Handler's other books has been mentioned in a prior post to this board, Freedmen of Barbados.

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