Bonham C. Richardson

Professor Emeritus

Research Interests:

  • Human migration in the Commonwealth Caribbean
  • Cultural-ecological issues
  • Historical geography


  • 2004. Igniting the Caribbean’s Past: Fire in British West Indian History. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.
  • 2004 (with Joseph Scarpaci) "The Quality of Life in the Twentieth-Century Caribbean," in General History of the Caribbean, vol 4, edited by Bridget Brereton, pp. 627-669.
  • 1997. Economy and Environment in the Caribbean: Barbados and the Winwards in the Late 1800s. The Press University of the West Indies and University Press of Florida.
  • 1992. The Caribbean in the Wider World, 1492-1992. Cambridge University Press.

Grants and Awards:

  • 1992 Virginia Social Science Association Scholar Award in Geography
  • The Caribbean Studies Association "Gordon K. Lewis Book Award" for The Caribbean in the Wider World, 1492-1992