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The Cult of the Will

This Study Deals With the Complex Issues of Race, History and Politics in Caribbean Society. By Gerard A. Besson In its first part, “François Besson”, it examines the fortunes of […]

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The Voice in the Govi

A Magical Visit to the Realms of Imagination of Those Who Lived in the 19th Century Caribbean. By Gerard A. Besson           The Voice in the Govi […]

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Works by Fr. Anthony de Verteuil C.S.Sp.

Fr. Anthony de Verteuil C.S.Sp. is the former principal of St. Mary’s College, a historian, and a renowned academic who has produced several books on the history of Trinidad and […]

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The History of Trinidad under the Spanish Government

This two volume history was presented in English in 1982,  over 100 years after it first appeared. The present translation of the first volume is the work of James Alva […]

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Some Famous Women in Hindu Religious Literature

In Hindu religious literature there are many heroines. This booklet gives an insight of some of those who have shown their devotion to truth, honesty, loyalty, fidelity, sincerity and fortitude, […]

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The Angostura Historical Digest

The stories of these islands have come down to us via the impressions of strangers, transients, travellers, and apologists, analysing, often for the purpose of the creation of polemic. The […]

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Book of Trinidad

The Book of Trinidad, a perennial favourite with Trinidadians all over the world, is an eclectic mix of travelogues, recipes, newspaper reports, official records, the seminal work of historians and, […]

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Public Relations: A 40-Year Journey by Roy Mitchell

This work opens up new, challenging and daunting perspectives for the practice of the profession in ways never before documented in Trinidad and Tobago. Ernest Roy Mitchell is one of […]

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Trinidad’s Doctor’s Office by Vincent Tothill

An amusing diary by a young Scottish physician in Trinidad in the 1920s. Picture this: San Fernando, Trinidad, 1920. Longing for the tropics, the young medicus Dr. Vincent Tothill signs […]

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First in Trinidad by Michael Anthony

Michael Anthony’s classic “First in Trinidad”, republished as the first title in our Paria Classics series, is now available online! This charming, fully illustrated book contains entertaining and informative short […]

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Folklore & Legends

Folklore stories that make your hair stand on end — now available internationally online Folklore stories that make your hair stand on end! The folklore of Trinidad and Tobago has pan-Caribbean […]

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Port of Spain in a World at War by Michael Anthony

This book, the second volume of the History of Port-of-Spain, deals with events in the city during the years of the Second World War. It tells of the anxieties, the […]

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The Making of Port of Spain by Michael Anthony

In this book, Michael Anthony journeys through the early settlement days of Port-of-Spain to the era of the Second World War in 1939. His topics include the Spanish invasion of […]

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Caribbean Fables by Dorothy St. Aubyn

Do you know how the dog got its cold nose? Or why the crab has a flat back? How the wild animals came to the earth, and how the Caribbean […]