28 minutes | May 4, 2019

History and Its Impact on the Caribbean Present

In this episode, you will hear Bridget Brereton who is Professor Emerita of the University of the West Indies in Trinidad as she is being interviewed by Professor David Trotman of York University. The two discuss a number of themes including the politics of history, reparations for slavery, Caribbean regionalism, and the link between public history and collective memory. Podcast notes: Historical References * Woodford Square named after Sir Ralph James Woodford (Governor of Trinidad, 1813-1828), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_James_Woodford * Sir Thomas Picton, Governor of Trinidad, 1797-1803, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Picton * Destruction of Grey Friars Church in Trinidad, https://www.joshualuecheekong.com/greyfriars-grief Organizations Mentioned Alma Jordan Library https://libraries.sta.uwi.edu/ajl/ Caricom Reparations Commission http://ncr.org.tt/about-us/caricom-regional-commission Citizens for Conservation (Rudylynn Roberts) https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/City/Citizens-for-Conservation-Trinidad-and-Tobago-462499293822720/ Cross Rhodes Project (Shabaka Kambon) crossrhodestt.com/ Heritage Library https://www.nalis.gov.tt/Libraries/Heritage-Library National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago http://nationaltrust.tt/ Paria Publishing - Gerard ‘Jerry’ Besson. — Caribbean History Archives http://caribbeanhistoryarchives.blogspot.com/ Trinidad and Tobago Heritage Library https://www.nalis.gov.tt/Libraries/Heritage-Library Trinidad & Tobago National Committee on Reparations (Chairman, Mr. Aiyegoro Ome) http://ncr.org.tt/about-us Trinidad and Tobago National Archives https://www.natt.gov.tt/ Trinidad and Tobago National Library https://www.nalis.gov.tt/About-Us/National-Library-of-Trinidad-and-Tobago Academics Mentioned Sir Roy Augier https://www.mona.uwi.edu/history/staff/our-staff-0 Sir Hilary Beckles https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilary_Beckles Dr. Susan Craig-James The Changing Society of Tobago, 1838-1938 (Cornerstone, 2008) Dr. Elsa Goveia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elsa_Goveia Sir Arthur Lewis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._Arthur_Lewis Dr. Rita Pemberton: https://sta.uwi.edu/fhe/history/RitaPemberton.asp Dr. Verene Shepherd Radio program mentioned: “Talking History”, Jamaica’s first weekly radio history education programme https://nationwideradiojm.com/personalities/talking-history/ Dr. David V. Trotman, http://www.davidvtrotman.com/ Article mentioned: ‘Acts of Possession and Symbolic Decolonisation in Trinidad and Tobago,’ Caribbean Quarterly, Vol. 58, No. 1 (2012), 21-43. Dr. Maureen Warner-Lewis: https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/2094635407_Maureen_Warner-Lewis
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