Publications

Books

Crime in Trinidad:  Conflict and Control in a Plantation Society, (University of Tennessee Press, 1987).

Letters from the Voyages of the Slave Ship Pearl, (Ian Randle Press, 2018) – with Audra A. Diptee.

Atlantic Childhoods, Global Contexts, (Routledge, 2016) – with Audra A. Diptee.

Remembering Africa:  Memory, Public History and Representations of the Past (Africa World Press, 2012) – with Audra A. Diptee.

Africa and Trans-Atlantic Memories: Literary and Aesthetic Manifestations of Diaspora and History, (Africa World Press, 2008) – with Naana Opoku-Agyemang and  Paul E.. Lovejoy.

Beyond Fragmentation:  New Directions in Pan-Caribbean History, (Markus Weiner Publishers, 2006) – with J. De Barros and A. Diptee.

Contesting Freedom: Control and Resistance in the Post-Emancipation Caribbean, (London: Macmillan Caribbean, 2005) – with Gad Heuman

Busha’s Mistress:  A Stirring Romance from the Days of Slavery in Jamaica, by Cyrus Francis Perkins, (Ian Randle Publishers, 2004) – with Paul E. Lovejoy and Verene A. Shepherd.

Transatlantic Dimensions of Ethnicity in the African Diaspora, (London:  Continuum, 2003) – with Paul E. Lovejoy

Articles & Book Chapters

‘Atlantic Childhood and Youth in Global Context: Reflections on the Global South,’ Atlantic Studies: Global Currents, Vol. 11 (4), 2014, 437-448. – with Audra A. Diptee.

‘Acts of Possession and Symbolic Decolonisation in Trinidad and Tobago,’ Caribbean Quarterly, Vol. 58, No. 1 (2012), 21-43.

‘Ways of Remembering:  Many Africas, Many Diasporas,’ Remembering Africa and Its Diasporas: Memory, Public History & Representations of the Past, (Africa World Press,  2012), 1-16. – with Audra A. Diptee.

“Rompiendo el silencio sobre la Revolucion Haitiana”, Cuadernos Americanos, No. 126 (2008), 97-115

“La Revolucion Haitiana” in Rina Caceres y Paul Lovejoy, Haiti:Revolucion y Emancipation (San Jose, CR: Editorial UCR,2008), 1-17.

‘Oh Africa! Why don’t they leave you alone: The Images of Africa in the Calypso’ in eds., Naana Opoku-Agyemang,  Paul E. Lovejoy, David V. Trotman,  Africa and Trans-Atlantic Memories: Literary and Aesthetic Manifestations of Diaspora and History, (Africa World Press, 2008), 201-231.

“Reflections on the Children of Shango: An Essay on a History of Orisa Worship in Trinidad,” Slavery & Abolition, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2007, 211-234.

“Performing the History: Contesting Historical Narratives in Trinidad and Tobago” Canadian Journal of  Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Vol.32, No. 3, 2007, 73-110.

“Public History, Landmarks and Decolonization in Trinidad”  Journal of Caribbean History, Vol. 40, No.1, 2006, 39-63.

“Transforming Caribbean and Canadian identity: Contesting claims for Toronto’s Caribana” Atlantic Studies, Vol. 2, No.2, 2005, 177-198

‘Introduction’ in Contesting Freedom: Control and Resistance in the Post-Emancipation Caribbean, (Macmillan Caribbean, 2005), xv-xxx  – with Gad Heuman.

‘Capping the Volcano: Riots and their Suppression in Post-Emancipation Trinidad’ in Contesting Freedom: Control and Resistance in the Post-Emancipation Caribbean, (Macmillan Caribbean, 2005), 118-141.

‘Community of Believers: Trinidad Muslims and the Return to Africa, 1810-1850,’ in Slavery on the Frontiers of Islam, (Markus Weiner Publishers, 2004), 219-232 – with Paul E. Lovejoy

 “Introduction:  Ethnicity and the African Diaspora,” in Paul E. Lovejoy and David V. Trotman (eds.), Trans-Atlantic Dimensions of Ethnicity in the African Diaspora, (Continuum, 2003), 1-8.  – with Paul E. Lovejoy

“Africanizing and Creolizing the Plantation Frontier of Trinidad, 1787-1834” in Paul E. Lovejoy and David V. Trotman (eds.), Transatlantic Dimensions of Ethnicity in the African Diaspora (Continuum, 2003), 218-239.

“Enslaved Africans and their Expectations of Slave Life in the Americas:  Towards a Reconsideration of Models of ‘Creolisation’” in Questioning Creole:  Creolisation Discourses in Caribbean Culture eds. Verene A. Shepherd and Glen L. Richards  (Oxford: James Currey Publishers, 2002), 67-91 – with Paul E. Lovejoy

“Experiencias de Vida y Expectativas: Nociones Africanas Sobre la Esclavitud y la Realidad en América” in Rina Cáceres (ed.) Rutas de la Esclavitud en África y América Latina (Editorial de la Universidad de Costa Rica, 2001),  379-404 – with Paul E. Lovejoy

“Introduction” in V.L. Thomas. Singing in Steel:  Poems on the Steelband, (Elvidge Printing Co. Ltd., 1983),  7-10.

“The Law and Labour Control in Nineteenth century Trinidad,” in A.R.M. Ritter (ed.) Latin America and the Caribbean: Geopolitics, Development and Culture (Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 1984), 328-344.

“Women and Crime in Late Nineteenth Century Trinidad,” Caribbean Quarterly, Volume 30, Nos. 3 &4, 1984, 60-72.  Reprinted in H. Beckles and V. Shepherd, Caribbean Freedom, (Ian Randle Publishers, 1993), 251-259.

“The Image of Indians in Calypso:  Trinidad 1946-1986” in  F. Birbalsingh (ed.) Indenture and Exile:  The Indo-Caribbean Experience, (TSAR Publications, 1988), 176-190.  Reprinted in S. Ryan, Social and Occupational Stratification in Contemporary Trinidad, (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of the West Indies, Trinidad, 1991).

“The Yoruba and Orisha Worship in Trinidad and British Guiana, 1838-1865” African Studies Review, Vol. 19, No. 2, 1976,  1-19.

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