Category - Caribbean History

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Haiti: The Decline after 1861

Haiti: The Decline after 1861 Franklin W. Knight, PhD (Editor’s Note: This is Part IV of IV of a four-part series recognizing Haiti and honoring this Caribbean country’s history-changing role in the hemisphere and the world. This series is written by noted historian Dr. Franklin W. Knight for The Ward Post) (22 June 2021) — Four inter-related factors explain the dramatic political and economic decline of Haiti during the later nineteenth century, a decline from which it never...

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Haiti: The Period of Strife, 1790-1860

  Haiti: The Period of Strife, 1790-1860 Franklin W. Knight, PhD (Editor’s Note: This is Part III of IV of a four-part series recognizing Haiti and honoring this Caribbean country’s history-changing role in the hemisphere and the world. This series is written by noted historian Dr. Franklin W. Knight for The Ward Post) (14 June 2021) — War in Saint-Domingue began in 1790 when the petits-blancs who controlled the Assembly of West Province independently wrote a constitution for the...

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Haiti: The Glory Years, 1760-1794

Haiti: The Glory Years, 1760-1794 Franklin W. Knight, PhD (Editor’s Note: This is Part II of IV of a four-part series recognizing Haiti and honoring this Caribbean country’s history-changing role in the hemisphere and the world. This series is written by noted historian Dr. Franklin W. Knight for The Ward Post) (12 June 2021) — Between 1760 and 1861, Haiti experienced a most remarkable history. This history can be divided into three distinct phases. The first phase was the French...

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Remembering Haiti during Caribbean History Month

Remembering Haiti during Caribbean History Month Franklin W. Knight, PhD (Editor’s Note: This is Part I of IV of a four-part series recognizing Haiti and honoring this Caribbean country’s history-changing role in the hemisphere and the world. This series is written by noted historian Dr. Franklin W. Knight for The Ward Post) (05 June 2021) — In many parts of the USA the Caribbean is especially remembered during the month of June. Aspects of the intrinsic Caribbean contributions to...

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From Emancipation to Caribbean Independence

From Emancipation to Caribbean Independence Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (03 August 2019) — Some 100 members of the Caribbean Community of the DMV area (Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia),  who attended the Lecture “From Emancipation to Caribbean Independence” in Silver Spring, Maryland on the evening of Aug. 1st were taken on an awesome journey through  the history of Caribbean peoples by widely recognized historian and an expert on Caribbean and African diaspora history Dr...

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P.J. Patterson Links the Impact of the Labour Movement to the Social, Economic, and Political History of Jamaica

P.J. Patterson Links the Impact of the Labour Movement to the Social, Economic, and Political History of Jamaica Ambassador Curtis A. Ward In a presentation inaugurating the Hugh Lawson Shearer Trade Union Education Institute’s distinguished lecture series at the University of the West Indies (Mona, Jamaica), May 22, 2018, former Jamaica Prime Minister P. J. Patterson, ON, provided a comprehensive treatise on “The History and Development of the Modern Labour Movement: Lessons from the...

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Who Cries for Venezuela?

Who Cries for Venezuela?  Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (02 Aug. 2017) — I have been pressed by my own inner thoughts and by several individuals to express my views on the situation in Venezuela, including on the responses of Caribbean governments to this crisis. I am compelled to respond. There is limited media attention given to Venezuela, and the dangers facing that country are being drowned out by the turmoil surrounding President Donald Trump’s administration. Yet we saw the U.S...

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Dame Mary Eugenia Charles Biography Launched as E-Book

Dame Mary Eugenia Charles Biography Launched as E-Book by  Gabriel J. Christian, Esq. and Ambassador Curtis A. Ward The publication, Mamo! The Life & Times of Dame Mary Eugenia Charles, is authored by Dominican-American attorney Gabriel J. Christian, one of the founders of Pont Casse Press, and who is proving to be a prolific writer and publisher of important works on the Caribbean. The e-book version of this publication will be available on Amazon, Google books, and 15 other e-book...