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Barry William Higman, BA (Sydney), PhD (Hist) (University of the West Indies), PhD (Geog) (Liverpool)

Currently (2012) at the Australian National University as Professor specialising in the social and economic history of Australia and the Americas, particularly the Caribbean. Current research projects include:

domestic service in Australia
history of occupations in Australia
tropical landscape representation.

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B. W. Higman (2002) Domestic Service in Australia. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.
B. W. Higman (2000) Writing West Indian Histories. London: Macmillan.
(1999) Methodology and Historiography of the Caribbean. Vol VI of the UNESCO General History of the Caribbean. London/Paris: Macmillan/Unesco Publishing.
B. W. Higman (1999) Montpelier, Jamaica: A Plantation Community in Slavery and Freedom, 1739-1912. Kingston, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press.
B. W. Higman (1988) Jamaica Surveyed: Plantation Maps and Plans of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Kingston: Institute of Jamaica.
B. W. Higman (1984) Slave Populations of the British Caribbean, 1807-1834. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
B. W. Higman (1976) Slave Population and Economy in Jamaica, 1807-1834. New York: Cambridge University Press.
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