Shell, Robert C(arl)-H(einz)

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SHELL, Robert C(arl)-H(einz)

SHELL, Robert C(arl)-H(einz). South African, b. 1949. Genres: History. Career: ICL (British computer firm), trainee computer programmer, 1968- 69; South African Cultural History Museum, acting assistant director, 1977- 78; University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, teacher of colonial American history, 1988-89; University of California, Santa Barbara, visiting lecturer in African history, 1986-87; State University of New York College at Oswego, visiting professor of African history, 1988; Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, assistant professor of African history, 1988-96, director of African studies, 1989-93, member of executive committee, Shelby Cullom Davis Center, 1989-90, executive secretary, 1991-92. Lecturer at colleges and universities; guest on radio programs. Translator from Afrikaans and Dutch. Publications: Children of Bondage: A Social History of Cape Slavery, 1652-1838, 1994. Contributor to books. Contributor of articles and reviews to history journals. Address: Department of History, Rhodes University, P.O. Box 7428, East London 6200, Republic of South Africa.