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Religion Bridge: Translating Secular into Sacred Music:: A Study of World Christianity Focusing on the U.S. Virgin Islands

Patricia Harkins-Pierre

in The Changing Face of Christianity: Africa, the West, and the World

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195177282
eISBN:
9780199835812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177282.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines new Christian literary and musical styles arising in the U.S. Virgin Islands and the eastern Caribbean more generally. The islands’ struggles with colonialism, slavery, freedom, ... More


Youth Responses to Discriminatory Practices: The Free Beach Movement, 1970–1975

Derick Hendricks

in Black Power in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049090
eISBN:
9780813046693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049090.003.0011
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the Free Beach Movement which emerged in the context of dramatic economic and demographic changes in the U. S. Virgin Islands in the 1960s. Strongly influenced by the civil ... More


The New Queen: Pageantry and Policy, 1930–1950

M. Cynthia Oliver

in Queen of the Virgins: Pageantry and Black Womanhood in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732429
eISBN:
9781604733488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732429.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the larger issues subsumed by the beauty pageant industry in the Virgin Islands, focusing on its relationship with economics, entrepreneurship, and political emergence for the ... More


Civilian Government and Politics (the 1930s)

Mark Clague

in The Memoirs of Alton Augustus Adams, Sr.: First Black Bandmaster of the United States Navy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251311
eISBN:
9780520933811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251311.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

Three tragedies assailed Adams in the early 1930s. Economic stagnation gripped the islands in the wake of the navy's departure, proving one positive contribution of the naval administration. While an ... More


Contexts: The History and Archaeology of the British Virgin Islands and Their Meeting

John M. Chenoweth

in Simplicity, Equality, and Slavery: An Archaeology of Quakerism in the British Virgin Islands, 1740-1780

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781683400110
eISBN:
9781683400288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400110.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 2 provides a history of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) themselves and how their unusual place in the colonial process produced a more isolated, poorer set of white colonists than many other ... More


The Memoirs of Alton Augustus Adams, Sr.: First Black Bandmaster of the United States Navy

Alton Augustus Adams, Sr.

Mark Clague (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251311
eISBN:
9780520933811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251311.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Alton Augustus Adams, Sr., was a musician, writer, hotelier, and the first black bandmaster of the United States Navy. Born in the Virgin Islands in 1889, Adams joined the U.S. military in 1917. ... More


The United States Navy Band of the Virgin Islands (1917–1923)

Mark Clague

in The Memoirs of Alton Augustus Adams, Sr.: First Black Bandmaster of the United States Navy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251311
eISBN:
9780520933811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251311.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter offers an account of the desperate economic and social situation on the Virgin Islands prior to their transfer from Denmark to the United States, setting the stage for the argument about ... More


Introduction: Situating the Virgin Islands—A Caribbean Nation, a U.S. Colony

M. Cynthia Oliver

in Queen of the Virgins: Pageantry and Black Womanhood in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732429
eISBN:
9781604733488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732429.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses why beauty pageants are the popular mode of entertainment in the Virgin Islands. It explains that pageants are popular because they have the ability to change over time to fit ... More


Promotional Presentations and the Selling of the Native: The Queen Represents

M. Cynthia Oliver

in Queen of the Virgins: Pageantry and Black Womanhood in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732429
eISBN:
9781604733488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732429.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter argues that pageants aim to incorporate the Virgin Islands’ tourism project of identifying all things Caribbean in general and all things that are native to the Virgin Islands. The ... More


Introduction: The Soul of Alton Adams

Mark Clague

in The Memoirs of Alton Augustus Adams, Sr.: First Black Bandmaster of the United States Navy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251311
eISBN:
9780520933811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251311.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Alton Augustus Adams's activities focused on the local: the economic base of political power and educational institutions and the vitality of a cosmopolitan Virgin Islands identity. As the memoirs in ... More


The Big Business of Queenship: A Competitive Edge?

M. Cynthia Oliver

in Queen of the Virgins: Pageantry and Black Womanhood in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732429
eISBN:
9781604733488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732429.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses whether beauty pageants are good for the Virgin Islands. It argues that beauty pageants provide women with the benefits of visibility, by providing them with opportunities that ... More


Progress Makes a Model Queen: The Birth of Tourism, 1950–1960s

M. Cynthia Oliver

in Queen of the Virgins: Pageantry and Black Womanhood in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732429
eISBN:
9781604733488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732429.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the change in how beauty pageants were held in the Virgin Islands, in light of the country’s economic progress. During the late 1940s, pageants in the Virgin Islands adapted ... More


The Main Event: Miss U.S. Virgin Islands 1999, “The Essence of the Caribbean”

M. Cynthia Oliver

in Queen of the Virgins: Pageantry and Black Womanhood in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732429
eISBN:
9781604733488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732429.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter reflects upon a portion of events of the Miss U.S. Virgin Islands 1999, and explores the ways in which the pageant shows its borrowing of African American performance, as well as ... More


Audience, Appetites, and Drama: The Mystery of Pageantry

M. Cynthia Oliver

in Queen of the Virgins: Pageantry and Black Womanhood in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732429
eISBN:
9781604733488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732429.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores why young women join beauty pageants, why locals watch these events, and what role drama and scandal play in these contests. It points out that to the women of the Virgin ... More


Conclusion: Re-Situating the Caribbean with Womanhood Front and Center

M. Cynthia Oliver

in Queen of the Virgins: Pageantry and Black Womanhood in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732429
eISBN:
9781604733488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732429.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explains that in order to survive, the women of the Virgin Islands needed dualism. In the Virgin Islands, slave women who became black beauty queens have successfully maintained a form ... More


Uncovering the French on St. Croix: Stories of Seventeenth-Century Settlement and Abandonment on the Caribbean Frontier

Meredith D. Hardy

in Archaeological Perspectives on the French in the New World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054391
eISBN:
9780813053127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054391.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This discusses presents and explores a seventeenth century colonial landscape of the island of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. It identifies the potential for the presence of an archaeological record ... More


Simplicity, Equality, and Slavery: An Archaeology of Quakerism in the British Virgin Islands, 1740-1780

John M. Chenoweth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781683400110
eISBN:
9781683400288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400110.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

How do both a religious community and a religion change when their members must face contradictions between their ideals and the society in which they live? This question is answered here by using ... More


Discipline, Community, and Conformity

John M. Chenoweth

in Simplicity, Equality, and Slavery: An Archaeology of Quakerism in the British Virgin Islands, 1740-1780

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781683400110
eISBN:
9781683400288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400110.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Every group has standards of action which are enforced through various social mechanisms. Quakerism’s greatest punishment was “disownment” or the expelling of a member from the group, but this was ... More


Equality, Race, and Slavery in BVI Communities

John M. Chenoweth

in Simplicity, Equality, and Slavery: An Archaeology of Quakerism in the British Virgin Islands, 1740-1780

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781683400110
eISBN:
9781683400288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400110.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 7 examines the question of equality in British Virgin Islands (BVI) Quakerism in two distinct but intertwined ways. The fact that members of the Tortola meeting held Africans enslaved is a ... More


Peace and Weaponry on BVI Quaker Sites

John M. Chenoweth

in Simplicity, Equality, and Slavery: An Archaeology of Quakerism in the British Virgin Islands, 1740-1780

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781683400110
eISBN:
9781683400288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400110.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Pacifism is a defining feature of Quakerism which has led the group into recognition by—and conflict with—society at large. However, it takes on a very different cast when pacifism is understood by ... More


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