Ramble Bahamas

A project by "From Dat Time": The Oral & Public History Institute of the University of The Bahamas

We invite you to explore Ramble Bahamas! The site can be explored by browsing individual stories, browsing Rambles, or through interacting with the map. Each place-based story includes a narrative which centers on an historically significant site or object. Additional context is built through the inclusion of oral history audio clips, historical images, documents, and contemporary photographs. Rambles provide a guided form of experiencing the website based on a theme or event and consist ...

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Recent Stories

World War II brought to city-based Bahamians high levels of unemployment and poverty as the community’s seasonal tourism industry collapsed. By 1942 the prospect of a decline in the construction…

No social movement or set of political ideas could lay sole claim to the grassy expanse of the Southern Recreation Grounds. At mid-century, community leaders and politicians filled that open canvas…

During the Middle Ages, clergy wielded the mace offensively to conquer their enemies without shedding blood. In what would become a memorable year in the evolution of the Bahamas’s House of…