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April 4, 2012 | History

Edward L. Cox

1943 -

Edward Locksley Cox (1943-)

Edward Cox was born in the beautiful Caribbean isle of spice known as Grenada in 1943.
As of 1989 he has held the position of in Houston, Texas where he lived with his family for over two decades, as Associate Professor of History at Rice University.

By the time he was 20 he had become a teacher of history at Grenada Boys' Secondary School and spent six years in this role and began working for his Bachelor of Arts with the University of the West Indies (1970).

After getting a Gilman Scholarship into The Johns Hopkins University, and a brief Internship at Maryland Hall of Records he continued at JHU as Research Assistant and finished his Masters of Art (1973), whilst there he received awards from Ford Foundation, Rockefeller and became the proud father of his son Daudi Andre.

After another brief stint as visiting Instructor of History at Towson State University, Baltimore he joined the history department at University of South Carolina to became Instructor of History (1975-1977) and began his Doctorate of Philosophy. After which he was made Assistant Professor of History (1977-1983), and finally Associate Professor when in 1984 also took over, for six years, as Assistant Chairman of the department. This is when he expanded his articles from 1981-1982 exploring society and economy in Grenada and St. Vincent between 1833 to 1935 and published his first book "The Free Coloreds in the Slave Societies of St. Kitts and Grenada 1763-1833".

Reviews of Edwards research are numerous and his second work, though smaller, followed on from five more articles to become a pamphlet published by University of West Indies the "Rekindling the Ancestral Memory: King Ja Ja of Opobo in St. Vincent & Barbados, 1888-1891" (1998). Since 1998 Edward has worked on a number of articles related to the history of Grenada and the Grenadines like:

  • "Emancipation and Apprenticeship in Grenada and St. Vincent 1834-38" (1999)

  • "The British Caribbean" with Delores M. Martin (1999, revised 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009)

  • "Race Men: The Pan African Aspects of William Galwey Donovan's and T. Albert Maryshow's Campaign for Political change on Grenada" (2002)

  • “Indian Migration to Grenada and St. Vincent 1857-83" with Brinsley Samaroo (2002)

  • "The Debate Over Secondary Education in Grenada and the Development of the Grenada Boys' Secondary School 1885-1930" (2002)

  • "Indentured African Laborers to Grenada and St. Vincent 1836-1863" collaborative (2001)

  • "Grenada Newspaper Editors and their Vision for Economic and Social Change in Grenada at the end of the Nineteenth Century" (2004)

  • "A History of the Grenada Boys' Secondary School: The Grammar School Years 1885-1911" (2004)

  • "Éruption du volcan de la Soufriere a Saint-Vincent le 7 mai 1902" (2004)

  • "Slave Emancipation Celebrations in Grenada 1888-1938" (Sep 2005)

  • "William Galwey Donovan and the Struggle for Political Change in Grenada 1883-1920" (Feb 2007)

  • "Ralph B. Cleghorn of St. Kitts" in Slavery and Abolition (Apr 2007)

  • The Grenada Revolution" in International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (2007)

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