ERIC Number: ED266055
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Clear de Road. A Virgin Islands History Textbook.
This fourth grade Virgin Islands history textbook written for young Virgin Islanders depicts the struggle of their West African ancestors as they moved from slavery to emancipation and beyond. The title of the text is the name of a freedom song used by Danish West Indian slaves in the fight for emancipation. Written from an Afro-West Indian perspective, 13 chapters focus on the early Virgin Islanders; Christopher Columbus' visit; economic reasons motivating Europeans to setle in the islands of the Caribbean; Denmark and the West African slave trade; Africa before the Europeans; the West African slave in the Danish West Indies; early struggles for freedom; the road to freedom; the Proclamation of 1847; after emancipation; the new struggle; readiness for change; and the St. Croix labor Rebellion of 1878. Each chapter contains discussion questions and supporting illustrations. A glossary and topical index conclude the textbook. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Program.
Authoring Institution: Virgin Islands Bureau of Libraries, Museums and Archaeological Services, St. Thomas.; Virgin Islands Government Dept. of Education, Charlotte Amalie.
Identifiers - Location: Virgin Islands