Frederick Albion Ober (894 words)


Since his death hardly anybody has taken any interest in Frederick Albion Ober or his writings, but during the last decade of the nineteenth century Ober probably knew as much about the Caribbean as anyone in the U.S.A., knowledge he disseminated through his popular travel books and novels for young adults. He had travelled widely in the region, especially in the more remote parts rarely visited by other travellers, met with many of the statesmen and leading figures, and read widely in the area’s history. Certainly nobody knew the contemporary situation of the small indigenous population so well, and few had a better knowledge of its history and the history of Spanish colonialism with which it was intertwined. In one sense, though,…

Citation: Hulme, Peter. "Frederick Albion Ober". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 January 2001; last revised 28 September 2018. [, accessed 06 July 2022.]

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