Saunders, Gail

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SAUNDERS, Gail. Bahamian, b. 1944. Genres: Local history/Rural topics. Career: History teacher at a government high school in Nassau, Bahamas, 1967-68; Ministry of Education, Nassau, public records officer, 1970-71, archivist, 1971-80; Department of Archives, Nassau, chief archivist, 1980-83, director of archives, 1983-. International Council on Archives, member of executive committee, 1978-82; Bahamas National Trust, executive member, 1976-81; National Commission for the 500th Anniversary of the Discovery of the New World, deputy chairperson, 1982-92; UNESCO consultant to St. Kitts-Nevis, 1979, Antigua, 1982, and Dominica, 1994; Government of Dominica, consultant on preservation of Dominican record and national archives, 2001. Publications: (with E.A. Carson) Guide to the Records of the Bahamas, 1973; (with D. Cartwright) Historic Nassau, 1979; Bahamian Loyalists and Their Slaves, 1983; Slavery in the Bahamas, 1648-1838, 1985; The Bahamas: A Family of Islands, 1988, 2nd ed., 1993; (with P. Cash and S. Gordon) Sources of Bahamian History, 1991; (with M. Craton) Islanders in the Stream: A History of the Bahamian People, Vol. 1, 1992, Vol. 2, 1998; Bahamian Society after Emancipation, 1994; Social Life in the Bahamas 1880s-1920s, 1996; Nassau's Historic Landmarks, 2001. Address: Dept of Archives, PO Box SS-6341, Mackey St, Nassau, Bahamas. Online address: [email protected]

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