Prof Emeritus Alvin Thompson


Prof Emeritus Alvin Thompson
Title: Retired
Department: History
Discipline: History
Qualifications: BA (UWI), MPhil (London), PhD (UWI)
Contact: Tel.: (246) 417-4403 Fax: (246) 424-0634 E-mail:
Teaching Areas:
Biography: Prof. Thompson taught African and Caribbean History for over forty years, first at the University of Guyana and then at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. He was Editor of the Journal of Caribbean History from 1998 to 2011.
  • Slavery
  • Colonialism
  • Guyanese History
  • The Haunting Past: Politics, Economics and Race in Caribbean Life (1997).
  • Unprofitable Servants: Crown Slaves in Berbice (2002).
  • Economic Parasitism: European Rule in West Africa 1880-1960 (2006).
  • Flight to Freedom: African Runaways and Maroons in the Americas (2006).
  • Confronting Slavery: Breaking through the Corridors of Silence (2010).
Additional Information:
Prof Thompson currently supervises graduate students.


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