Here’s an interesting book about the history of St. John that I’m planning on reading this summer.
Below you’ll find the Amazon review with a link to the book.
Three Centuries of Afro-Caribbean Life
The author employs archival records as well as field data, arguing that most anthropologists have shied away from supporting their interpretation with historical research.
Her treatment of the impact of tourism is outstanding, demonstrating that the establishment of a National Park on the island has been a mixed blessing. . . . A significant contribution to ethnology.”–Choice
“Olwig presents two refreshing perspectives on life in a Caribbean community: the development of an Afro-American way of life and an appreciation of the dignified ways in which St. Johnians use an ideology of exchange to help them shape a distinctive sense of themselves.
This is a well-balanced, rich, and very solid contribution to Caribbean studies, creatively combining history and ethnography.”–Richard Price, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Olwig teaches anthropology at the University of Copenhagen.
To check the availability of her book visit this Amazon page.
Let me know your impressions of it.
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