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Sandiford, Keith A.P. 1936- (Keith Sandiford, Keith Arlington Patrick Sandiford)

Sandiford, Keith A.P. 1936- (Keith Sandiford, Keith Arlington Patrick Sandiford)

PERSONAL:

Born March 2, 1936, in Barbados; son of Goulburn McDonald and Myra Elizabeth Sandiford; married Lorraine Small, 1963; children: Gary, Shelley. Ethnicity: "Black." Education: University of the West Indies, B.A. (with honors), 1960; University of Toronto, M.A., 1961, Ph.D., 1966.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

CAREER:

York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, lecturer in history, 1964-65; University of Toronto, Toronto, lecturer in history, 1965-66; University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, assistant professor, 1966-70, associate professor, 1970-82, professor of history, 1982-98, senior scholar, 1998-2001; professor emeritus, 2002—.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Gold Crown of Merit, Government of Barbados, 2004.

WRITINGS:

Great Britain and the Schleswig-Holstein Question, 1848-64: A Study in Diplomacy, Politics, and Public Opinion, University of Toronto Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1975.

(Editor, with Ronald G. Hughes and Sir Carlisle Burton) 100 Years of Organised Cricket in Barbados, 1892-1992, Barbados Cricket Association (Bridgetown, Barbados), 1992.

Cricket and the Victorians, Ashgate Publishing (Brookfield, VT), 1994.

(With Earle H. Newton) Combermere School and the Barbadian Society, Press of the University of the West Indies (Kingston, Jamaica), 1995.

Everton DeCourcey Weekes: His Record Innings-by-Innings, Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians (Nottingham, England), 1995.

Clyde Leopold Walcott: His Record Innings-by-Innings, Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians (Nottingham, England), 1996.

Frank Worrell: His Record Innings-by-Innings, Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians (Nottingham, England), 1997.

Gary Sobers: His Record Innings-by-Innings, Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians (Nottingham, England), 1998.

Cricket Nurseries of Colonial Barbados: The Elite Schools, 1865-1966, Press of the University of the West Indies (Kingston, Jamaica), 1998.

(Editor, with Brian Stoddart) The Imperial Game: Cricket, Culture, and Society, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1998.

Wes Hall: His Record Innings-by-Innings, Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians (Nottingham, England), 2001.

Cassius: From Wharf Boy to Role Model—The Life and Times of an Extraordinary Barbarian, Carlisle Yearwood (Bridgetown, Barbados), 2001.

At the Crease with Gary Sobers: His Partnerships in Test Cricket, Richard Hill (London, England), 2001.

(With Arjun Tan) The Three Ws of West Indian Cricket: A Comparative Batting Analysis, AuthorHouse (Bloomington, IN), 2002.

John Goddard: His Record Innings-by-Innings, Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians (Nottingham, England), 2002.

25 Years of Pride and Industry: The Barbados Association of Winnipeg, Inc., 1977-2002, Barbados Association of Winnipeg (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada), 2002.

Caribbean Millennium Project: Impact of Caribbean Immigration on the Development of Manitoba 1950-2002, Council of Caribbean Organizations in Manitoba (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada), 2002.

Sonny Ramadhin: His Record Innings-by-Innings, Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians (Nottingham, England), 2003.

(With Ray Goble) 75 Years of West Indies Cricket 1928-2003, Hansib Publishers (London, England), 2004.

Roy Edwin Marshall: His Record Innings-by-Innings, Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians (Nottingham, England), 2005.

Alfred Lewis Valentine: His Record Innings-by-Innings, Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians (Nottingham, England), 2006.

(Under name Keith Sandiford; with Carlisle Burton) Cricket at Kensington 1895-2005, Carlisle Burton (Bridgetown, Barbados), 2006.

Heroism & Slavery, Caribbean Seniors of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada), 2007.

Contributor of over 100 articles, essays, and reviews to journals, including Albion, Canadian Journal of History, Culture, Sport, Society: An Interdisciplinary Journal, History, International Journal of the History of Sport, Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, Journal of Caribbean Studies, Journal of Social History, Journal of Sport History, and Sports Historian.

SIDELIGHTS:

A historian by profession and a cricket buff by inclination, Keith A.P. Sandiford successfully combined these interests in his book Cricket and the Victorians. Described by Sports Historian contributor Richard Cashman as an "authoritative, impressive and broad-ranging study," Sandiford's book makes the point that cricket, perhaps the most important Victorian sport, is a mirror of Victorian England's social and religious conservatism. The book captures "the massive nature of the topic," Mark D. Noe pointed out in Aethlon: Journal of Sport Literature, but also focuses on individual players and their struggles to succeed in the sport, players like W.G. Grace, the Babe Ruth of cricket in the late nineteenth century. Noe further observed that Sandiford "illustrates conservative cricket—and England—through glimpses of the sport, thereby creating an historical reference work of value for its look at the period as well as the sport." John Lowerson observed in his Canadian Journal of History review: "This book deserves to be read widely: by cricket enthusiasts who need a dose of a more critical perspective than mere performance lists and saintly myths can offer, by many ‘sports historians’ who need to locate their enthusiasms in a more rigorous framework, and by many ‘social historians’ who will find some current emphases well complemented here. Sandiford has given us a useful piece." In his extensive examination of race and sport literature for the Journal of Sport History, Jeffrey T. Sammons noted, "Keith A.P. Sandiford deserves recognition as one of the leading scholars of African ancestry writing on the subject of cricket."

Sandiford once told CA: "Having given up all pretence about being a serious academic in the field of Victorian studies, I am now free to write copious nonsense about international cricket—which it has always been my great desire to do. Having visited several parts of the Commonwealth in the twentieth century, I remain convinced that Bradman, Grace, and Sobers are immeasurably more important in the overall scheme of things than Disraeli, Gladstone, and Palmerston."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Aethlon: Journal of Sport Literature, fall, 1998, Mark D. Noe, review of Cricket and the Victorians, pp. 210-211.

Canadian Journal of History, August, 1995, John Lowerson, review of Cricket and the Victorians, pp. 362-363.

Journal of Sport History, fall, 1994, Jeffrey T. Sammons, "‘Lace’ and Sport: A Critical, Historical Examination," pp. 203-278, commentary on Sandiford, p. 232.

Sports Historian, May, 1997, Richard Cashman, review of Cricket and the Victorians.

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