NEWS AND INFORMATION FROM THE SOCIETY OF VIRGIN ISLANDS HISTORIANS

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WILLIAM CLEVELAND HAS CREATED A CHANNEL ON  UTUBE FOR THE SOCIETY OF VIRGIN ISLANDS HISTORIANS

 

This YouTube channel for the Society of Virgin Islands Historians will feature presentations, portions of meetings, and other resources relevant to the history of the United States Virgin Islands. The Society of Virgin Islands Historians is an association of professional historians and associate members located on the island of St. Croix but serving all of the Virgin Islands, other Caribbean islands, the United States, Denmark, and other European countries. The Society promotes the study and advancement of local history through a number of activities, the most prominent among them being the publication of articles and documents, the publication of a bulletin, the holding of an annual meeting and conference and the promotion of issues vital to local history and preservation.

St. Croix Sugar Industry Traced Through Variations of The Map Initially Created by J. M. Beck

 


    

The Digital Library of the Caribbean has historical documents and videos on the Virgin Islands. Enjoy.

 


 

Many full text books, including some on the Virgin Islands history, are availble on archive.org. When the web site comes up, in the Search area, type in “St. Croix USVI” and select the type of search you want (I used text). You will get a screen of articles and books that pertain to St. Croix.

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Below is a link to Susan Beach’s Castle Coakley Project. This is a presentation created for Chant.

Estate Castle Coakley

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These are two links to a Danish project that maps Danish colonial history to people and places in St. Croix:

Mapping a Colony Aims to:

1. Create an interactive map of Denmark and the US Virgin Islands, which highlights and investigates the colonial heritage, with a specific focus on the Danish West Indies, as it manifests itself historically and/or presently in these areas. and much more. go to

https://blogit.itu.dk/mappingacolonyen/about/

2. Mapping a Colony

This project engages with digital cultural heritage on a prototype website that tests the interactive potential of what we might call digital colonial fragments. It is also a project that maps places, people and photographic material relating to Danish colonial heritage in two geographic areas: Denmark and the former Danish West Indies (now the US Virgin Islands, USVI).

 

Full details available at https://blogit.itu.dk/mappingacolonyen/

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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