O. Nigel (Nigel) Bolland

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O. Nigel (Nigel) Bolland

Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology and Caribbean Studies, Emeritus

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Sociology and Anthropology


BA (1966), PhD (1976), University of Hull; MA, McMaster University, 1968

University of the West Indies, Jamaica, 1968-71

Caribbean social and cultural organizations, colonialism and development, slavery and emancipation in the Americas

Labor movements in the West Indies, slavery, colonialism and development, labor and class systems / United Kingdom, Thailand, Jamaica, Belize, Trinidad, Cuba, Mexico, Sweden, Middle East, Barbados, Guyana, Martinique, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Bahamas, and Curacao

  • The Politics of Labour in the British Caribbean: The Social Origins of Authoritarianism and Democracy in the Labour Movement (Kingston, Ian Randle Publishers, 2001)
  • Struggles for Freedom: Essays on Slavery, Colonialism and Culture in the Caribbean and Central America (Angelus Press, 1997)
  • On the March: Labour Rebellions in the British Caribbean, 1934-39 (Ian Randle, 1995)
  • Colonialism and Resistance in Belize: Essays in Historical Sociology (Cubola, 1988)
  • Belize: A New Nation in Central America (Westview Press, 1986)
  • The Formation of a Colonial Society: Belize, From Conquest to Crown Colony (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1977)
  • Co-author, Land in Belize, 1765-1871: The Origins of Land Tenure, Use and Distribution in a Dependent Economy (Institute of Social and Economic Research, 1977)
  • Numerous articles in professional journals such as America Indigena, Slavery and Abolition, Ethnohistory, Comparative Studies in Society and History, and International Journal of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies

NEH Summer Fellowship 1982, 1993; member, Executive Committee of the Society for Caribbean Studies; NEH Fellowship 1994