Grenada National Museum To Host The First Major History Of The French In GrenadaSunday, July 7th, 2013 Categories: Book launch, Updates
The Dr. James D. Pitt Voices of Grenada Lecture Series at the Grenada National Museum (GNM) will host the launch and book signing of Island Caribs and French Settlers in Grenada, 1498-1763 by John Angus Martin, on Wednesday 17 July from 5:15 PM.
A history of the Island Caribs in Grenada, the British settlement attempt in 1609, and 113 years of French colonization are analyzed and discussed in great detail, based on new research. Island Caribs and French Settlers is the first in-depth history of the French in Grenada, as well as the first detailed look at the early modern history of Grenada and the Grenadines. Martin is the Director of the GNM, and is responsible for establishing The Grenada National Museum Press (GNMP), part of the educational program experience the GNM has set out to foster an understanding and interest in the heritage of the people of Grenada. Island Caribs and French Settlers will be Martin’s first book published by The GNMP. His previous book A-Z of Grenada Heritage was published in 2007 by Macmillan Caribbean.
John Angus Martin is the Director of the Grenada National Museum in St. George’s, Grenada. He holds a BSc in Biological Sciences from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, and master’s degrees in History, and Agricultural and Applied Economics from Clemson University, South Carolina. He spent three years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Sierra Leone, West Africa, teaching at an agricultural institute and as an agricultural extension agent to subsistence farmers in rural villages. He has worked as a Reference Archivist at the Cushing Memorial Library, Texas A&M University, and Country Desk Officer in the Africa Region of the US Peace Corps.