CSEC Resource Guides - National Library of Jamaica

CSEC History Resource Guide

This guide is meant to assist students studying CXC History. The CSEC History Resource Guide provides access to online copies of books, photographs, newspapers and other resources , as well as a list of these materials available in print at the National Library. The aim is to ultimately give access to more online resources, therefore, we will continuously add more content.  Evaluating Primary and Secondary Sources provides a guide on how to use and gather information from different sources. While the Student Guide for Completing SBA gives a step by step process on how to gather information for and write your SBA.

CSEC History Resource Guide (Key primary and secondary resources – books, photographs, manuscripts, newspapers)
Evaluating Primary and Secondary Sources
Student Guide for Completing CSEC History SBA
Historic Photographs

CAPE History Resource Guide

This guide contains key resources from the CAPE History Syllabus available at the National Library of Jamaica. The guide provides references for locating West Indian history resources available for consultation at the National Library of Jamaica. In addition to the items listed are other items in the National Library’s collection which may also serve to be helpful to CAPE students. Unit 1: The Caribbean in the Atlantic World

Unit 2: The Atlantic World and Global Transformations

Additional Bibliography

UNIT 1
 – The Caribbean in the Atlantic World

 

MODULE 1 – Indigenous Societies

  • Andrews, K. The Spanish Caribbean: Trade and Plunder 1530 – 1630. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1978.
    972.902 And
  • Steward, J.H. Handbook of the South American Indians. Washington D.C.: The Smithsonian Institute,
    1946 – 1959. (6 vols)
    970.3 Smi
  • Shepherd, V. and Beckles, H. (eds.). Caribbean Slavery in the Atlantic World. Kingston: Ian Randle Publishers, 2000.
    305.56709729 Ja She
  • Van Sertima, I. They Came Before Columbus. London: Random House, 1977.
    970.019 Van

MODULE 2 – Slave Systems: Character and Disarmament

  • Fick, C. The Making of Haiti: The Saint Domingue Revolution From Below. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1993.
    972.9403 WI Fic
  • James, C.L.R. The Black Jabcobins, Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution. New York: Random House, 1963.
    972.9403 Jam
  • Shepherd, V. and Beckles, H. (eds.). Caribbean Slavery in the Atlantic World. Kingston: Ian Randle Publishers, 2000.
    305.56709729 Ja She
  • Williams, E. Capitalism and Slavery. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1944. Reprinted 1995 with an introduction by Colin Palmer. 330.9129 Wil

MODULE 3 – Freedom in Action

  • Beckles, H. and Shepherd, V. (eds). Caribbean Freedom. Kingston: Ian Randle Publishers, 1994.
    972.9 Ja Car
  • Heuman, G. ‘The Killing Time’: The Morant Bay Rebellion in Jamaica. London: MacMillan, 1995.
    972.9204 Ja Heu
  • Laurence, K. O. A Question of Labour: Indentured Immigration into Trinidad and British Guiana
    1875 – 1917. St. Martin’s Press, 1994
  • 331.62540729 Ja LauRodney, W. A History of the Guyanese Working People 1881-1903. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981. 331.11 WI Rod (C3459)

 

 UNIT 2 – The Atlantic World and Global Transformations

 

MODULE 1 – Atlantic World: Interactions

  • Rodney, W.A. How Europe Underdeveloped Africa. London: Bogle-L’Ouverture,1972.
    960 Rod

MODULE 2 – Atlantic Development: Identity and Industry

  • Williams, E. Capitalism and Slavery. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1944. Reprinted 1995 with an introduction by Colin Palmer.
    330.9129 Wil

ADDITIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Craton, M. Testing the Chains – Resistance to Slavery in British West Indies. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1982.326 Cra
  • Dabydeen, D. and Samaria, B. (eds.). India in the Caribbean. London: Hansib, 1987.
    972.900491411 Ind
  • Drescher, S. Capitalism and Anti-Slavery: British Mobalization in Comparative Perspective. New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987. 322.440941 Dre
  • Ferguson, J. The Story of the Caribbean People. Kingston: Ian Randle Publishers, 1999.
    972.7 Ja Fer
  • Hulme, P. Colonial Encounters: Europe and the Native Caribbean 1492 – 1797. New York: Routledge, 1992.972.902 Hul
  • Knight, F. The Caribbean: the Genesis of a Fragmented Nationalism. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.972.9 Ja Kni
  • Knight, F. (ed.) General History of the Caribbean: The Slave Societies of the Caribbean. Vol. 111. Paris: UNESCOPublishing, 1997. 972.9 Ja. Gen
  • Lane, A. (ed.) The Debate Over Slavery: Stanley Elkins and his Critics. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1971.325 Elk
  • Look Lai, W. Indentured Labour, Caribbean Sugar: Chinese and Indian Migrants to the British West Indies, 1838 – 1918. Baltimore and London: The John Hopkins University Press, 1993. 306.363 W.I. Loo
  • Moore, B. & Wilmot, S (eds.)Before and After 1865. Kingston: Ian Randle Publishers, 1998.
    972.9 Ja Bef
  • Rubin, V. and Tuden A (eds.). Perspectives on slavery in the New World Plantation Societies. The New York Academy of Sciences, 1971.305.567097 Com
  • Sheller, M. Democracy after Slavery: Black Publics and Peasant Radicalism in Haiti and Jamaica. London: MacMillan, 2000.972.904 Ja She
  • Sheridan, R. Sugar and Slavery. Kingston, Jamaica:Canoe Press,1994.
    330.972903 Ja She
  • Shepherd, V.A. (ed.) Women in Caribbean History. Kingston: Ian Randle Publishers, 1999.
    305.409729 Ja Wom
  • Shepherd, V.A. Transients to Settlers: The Experience of Indians in Jamaica. Leeds: Peepal Tree/Warwick University, 1994. 306.363 Ja She
  • Shepherd, V.A. Maharani’s Misery: Narratives of passage from India to the Caribbean. Kingston: The Press, UWI, 2002. 988.102 Ja She
  • Shepherd, V.A. Brereton, B. & Bailey (eds.). Engendering History: Caribbean Women in Historical Perspectives. Kingston: Ian Randle Publishers, 1995.
    305.4 Ja Eng