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Faculty of Humanities and Education

Department of History and Philosophy


Dr. Henderson Carter

Dr. Henderson Carter

Senior Lecturer in History and Head of Department

Head of Department

Department: History


Dr Carter is an experienced lecturer who specialises in Business history, Caribbean history and Barbadian history. He has delivered public lectures on various themes in Caribbean history to audiences in Barbados and the USA. He is an accomplished author who has produced books and articles on business history, social history and labour history. Dr Carter is a trained tour guide who has organised and conducted walking and bus tours in Barbados. He has considerable expertise in syllabus development and has worked with the Caribbean Examinations Council and the Ministry of Education to assist with the development of syllabi in history and Caribbean Studies.


B.A. UWI. 1987
MPHIL. UWI. 1993.
CUTL. UWI. 2010
PHD. UWI. 2000 

Research Areas

Dictionary of Barbadian Biography – Barbados Government funded
UNESCO World Heritage project- The Industrial Heritage of Barbados- Story of Sugar and Rum

Teaching Areas

HIST 2003 History of the West Indies from 1700 -1848 (Undergraduate)
HIST 2004 History of the West Indies 1848 to the Present (Undergraduate)
HIST 3202 Slavery, Civil War and Reconstruction - US History from 1820 to 1877 (Undergraduate)
HIST 3011 Barbadian Business History from 1900 to the present (Undergraduate)
HIST 6803 Landscape History of the Caribbean (Graduate)
HIST 6799 Politics in Barbados from 1834 to 1938 (Graduate)

Select Publications

From Invitation to Deportation:70 years of the Windrush Generation - Selected Essays (2020) Edited by Henderson Carter
Shaping A Nation: Principals of Barbadian Schools, 1900-1980 (2004)
Business in Bim: A Business History of Barbados (2008)
Moulding Communities, Shaping Lives: A history of the Church of the Nazarene in Barbados, 1926-2008 (2008)
Labour Pains: Resistance and Protest in Barbados (2012)
Powering Our Nation’s Progress: The Story of Electricity in Barbados (2011)

Additional Info

Dr Carter has presented conference papers at the Association of Caribbean Historians’ Conference and the Business History Conference. He has published articles on blacks in business, labour revolts and the electricity service in Barbados.


Labour, business, resistance, slavery