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message 1: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited May 13, 2020 11:40PM) (new)

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This is a thread dedicated to the history, well known people and events associated with the the territory of the US Virgin Islands and its minor islands of Saint Croix, Saint John and Saint Thomas. This is a US territory.

You may add books that take place in this territory, are about this territory, have a scene that takes place in this territory or have events where this territory is mentioned.

This thread focuses on the following:

US Virgin Islands - Region II (Virgin Islands)

1. (Minor islands of the US Virgin Islands)
2. Saint Croix
3. Saint John
4. Saint Thomas

There is no self promotion on the History Book Club.


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History of the Virgin Islands

History of the Virgin Islands of the United States A by Isaac Dookhan by Isaac Dookhan (no photo)

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message 3: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited May 19, 2020 07:43PM) (new)

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Time Longa' Dan Twine: Notes on the Culture, History, and People of the U.S. Virgin Islands

(no image) Time Longa' Dan Twine: Notes on the Culture, History, and People of the U.S. Virgin Islands by Arnold R. Highfield (no photo)

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Recently, it became apparent to Virgin Islands historian Professor Arnold R. Highfield that his research databases contained thousands of records that would never be available to the general public. He, therefore, decided to organize those materials into a single volume that might be useful to anyone working within the scope of Virgin Islands studies.

Highfield’s new book, The Cultural History of the American Virgin Islands and the Danish West Indies: A Companion Guide (available June 1, 2018), offers insights into why a group of small islands in the Caribbean—visited in 1493 and named the Virgin Islands by Christopher Columbus under the auspices of Spain, then claimed by several different countries over the past five centuries—has evolved into the present day Virgin Islands of the United States. It is an enchanted history that involves many diverse people and varying circumstances.

Over the years, Highfield’s labors have resulted in extensive research and in numerous other publications. His new volume is in effect the 40-year compendium of a Virgin Islands historian who has dedicated his career at the University of the Virgin Islands to the study of the history and culture of the Danish West Indies (1671–1917) and the Virgin Islands of the United States (1917–present).

The Cultural History of the American Virgin Islands and the Danish West Indies: A Companion Guide is aimed at general readers, students, teachers, researchers, scholars, librarians, archivists, and others. To that end, the materials have been arranged around the concept of central topics, connected to satellite articles by means of detailed cross-referencing and the interlocking of relevant sources. The 900-odd articles cover a broad variety of subjects, including the islands’ diverse population, groups, events, history, and key documents.

By way of illustration, the article “Slavery” is a central topic with vectors extending outward to other subjects such as the Slave Trade, Slave Traders, Amelioration, Abolition of the Slave Trade, Resistance, Revolts, Emancipation, and more. The reader can therefore simply read the central topic of interest and then pursue the subject in greater detail in the satellite articles. Arnold R. Highfield, a retired Scholar-in-Residence and Emeritus Professor at the University of the Virgin Islands, has published some 20-plus books on the Virgin Islands, including St. Croix: 1493, An Encounter of Two Worlds; Time Longa’ Dan Twine; St. Croix 1650–1733: A Plantation Society in the French Antilles; Sea Grapes and Kennips; and Crucian Recollections, to mention only a few of his more recent volumes.

The Cultural History of the American Virgin Islands and the Danish West Indies: A Companion Guide will be available at Undercover Books in Gallows Bay, St. Croix.

More:
https://www.stjohntradewinds.com/virg...


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St. Croix 1493: An Encounter of Two Worlds

St. Croix 1493 An encounter of two worlds by Arnold R. Highfield by Arnold R. Highfield (no photo)

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