Campbell, Mavis C.

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PERSONAL: Born in Jamaica; became a U.S. citizen. Education: London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, Ph.D., 1971.

ADDRESSES: Office—Department of History, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002.

CAREER: Hunter College of the City University of New York, New York, NY, faculty member, 1971-77; Amherst College, Amherst, MA, professor of history, 1977—. University of Sierra Leone, visiting research scholar at Fourah Bay College, 1973; University of Guyana, visiting professor and director of Caribbean studies, 1979-80; University of Edinburgh, visiting fellow, 1985-86; University of Cambridge, England, visiting scholar at Wolfson College, summer, 2000.

AWARDS, HONORS: Carter G. Woodson Award from the black community at Amherst College, 1983.


The Dynamics of Change in a Slave Society, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (East Brunswick, NJ), 1976.

Nova Scotia and the Fighting Maroons: A Documentary History, College of William and Mary Press (Williamsburg, VA), 1988.

The Maroons of Jamaica, 1655-1796: A History of Resistance, Collaboration, and Betrayal, 1988.

Back to Africa: George Ross and the Maroons from Nova Scotia to Sierra Leone, Africa World Press (Trenton, NJ), 1993.

Black Women of Amherst College, Amherst College Press (Amherst, MA), 1999.

Contributor to books, including People and Empires in African History, edited by J. F. Ajai and J. D. Y. Peel, Longman, 1992. Contributor of articles and book reviews to journals in America and abroad.

WORK IN PROGRESS: A comprehensive history of Belize; research on blacks and indigenous peoples in colonial armies in the Americas.

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