Edward L. Cox

Associate Professor of History

Email: ecox@rice.edu Phone: x2783 Office: 313 Humanities


  • Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 1977.
  • M.A., The Johns Hopkins University, 1973.
  • B.A., University of the West Indies, 1970.

Areas of Interest

  • Caribbean history
  • blacks in the Americas
  • postemancipation societies
  • the U.S. Civil Rights Movement


Professor Cox teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in all of his areas of interest, but he is no longer accepting new graduate students.

Selected Publications

  • "William Galwey Donovan and the Struggle for Political Change in Grenada, 1883–1920," Small Axe, vol. 22 (February 2007): 17-38.
  •  Ralph Brush Cleghorn of St. Kitts (1804-1842)," Slavery & Abolition, vol. 28 (April 2007): 41-60.
  • The Free Coloreds in the Slave Societies of St. Kitts and Grenada, 1763-1833, (Univ. of Tennessee, 1984).


 Cox Cover One  Cox Cover Two
"William Galwey Donovan and the Struggle
for Political Changein Grenada, 1883-1920" (2007)
 "Ralph Brush Cleghorn of St. Kitts" (2007)