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2017 LACS Call for Papers

The Latin American and Caribbean Section (LACS) of the Southern Historical Association welcomes individual paper and panel proposals for the 2017 SHA meeting in Dallas, Texas, November 9-12, 2017.
LACS accepts papers and panels on all aspects of Latin American and Caribbean history, including the fields of the borderlands and the Atlantic World. Panels and papers that highlight the connections between people, cultures, and regions are especially welcome. 

Scholar in the Park Opportunities at Minute Man NHP

The Friends of Minute Man National Park and the Lincoln Minute Men, organizations dedicated to advancing and preserving our historic heritage, will sponsor two Scholar in the Park positions this summer to research and write about the following:

  • People of Color along the Battle Road in 1775 (Concord, Lincoln, and Lexington, MA)


  • Lives of Women along the Battle Road in 1775 

The research and written papers will be used to support interpretation and education presented at the park.


Re: White Women in British Caribbean Plantation Societies (Topical Guide)

Hello, Dr. Phillip. Thanks, and good question. Barbara Bush addressed some of these questions in her work (1981, 1990) but in the relative absence of comparative histories it isn't possible to offer a definitive response. Junaita de Barros (1915) might offer some insights but that work discusses the the post-slavery era. Much more comparative research is needed.
best wishes

Re: White Women in British Caribbean Plantation Societies (Topical Guide)

Very good to have this topical guide. Is it possible to discuss the role of white women on enslaved women's cultural practices- family life, birthing practices, lactation etc. Is it different in Barbados or North America where there is a stronger presence of white women than in Jamaica or elsewhere?