The Eric Williams Collection

Documentary heritage submitted by Trinidad and Tobago and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 1999.

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Translations of Dr. Eric Williams' Capitalism and Slavery Displayed in the Eric Williams' Museum

The Eric Williams Heritage is of worldwide significance since it documents the life and times of Dr. Eric Williams, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago international statesman and esteemed scholar, during the period 1956-1981. The material depicts various aspects of Dr. Williams’ life and his contribution to Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean region and the world. His scholarship comprises a number of significant writings. His seminal work, Capitalism and Slavery, has made an indelible contribution to the historiography of slavery and has defined the study of Caribbean history.

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