Caribbean Genealogy Library to host Virtual Author Event with Ann Nørregaard, author of “Dollar fo ‘Dollar, The Coal Women of St. Thomas 1870-1917”

The Caribbean Genealogy Library is excited to host a virtual author event with Ann Nørregaard, author and historian. Ann will discuss her recent book “Dollar fo’ Dollar Kulkvinderne på St. Thomas 1870-1917” (The Coal Women of St. Thomas 1870-1917).

Date: Sunday September 27th, 2020 at 1pm (Time in USVI, AST)
Held on: Zoom. 
Registration is required. 
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Allow 24 hours for arrival of confirmation email.

About “Dollar fo ‘Dollar, The Coal Women of St. Thomas 1870-1917“. 

“Dollar fo ‘Dollar, The Coal Women of St. Thomas 1870-1917” is first and foremost a depiction of the coal workers’ strikes in 1892 and 1916. At the same time, the book is an attempt to describe the everyday life of the women whose occupation contributed to the shipping industry.

The book is based on police court protocols, censuses, church books, cadastral records, newspaper articles, contemporary accounts and not least the travelers’ fascination with these hard-working women.

About the Author and her Presentation: 

Ann Nørregaard has a master’s degree in history and archaeology from the University of Copenhagen. Her main interests are the history of women in the Medieval Europe, and maritime history. She is the author of several publications about Danish and maritime history.

Ann’s presentation will include why and how she made the book, “Dollar fo ‘Dollar, The Coal Women of St. Thomas 1870-1917”. She will mention her resources including photos, narratives, archives, museums, censuses, and other material. She will mainly discuss the 1892 strike and use reports from the St. Thomæ Tidende, and the Police investigations. Ann will also discuss the 1916 strike and what followed including the first trade unions. She will then compare the censuses of 1870, 1880, 1901 and 1911 with the map of St. Thomas 1871 and some drawings from Edith deJongh Woods – this will illustrate where the coal women lived, with whom and under what conditions.

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Best Regards,
Sophia Aubin
President, Caribbean Genealogy Library

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