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Empire and Nation-Building in the Caribbean

Mary Chamberlain

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780719078767
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701997 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719078767.001.0001
Empire and Nation-Building in the Caribbean

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This book examines the processes of nation building in the British West Indies. It argues that nation building was a complex and messy affair, involving women and men in a range of social and cultural activities, in a variety of migratory settings, within a unique geo-political context. Taking as a case study Barbados, which, in the 1930s, was the most economically impoverished, racially divided, socially disadvantaged and politically conservative of the British West Indian colonies, the book tells the messy, multiple stories of how a colony progressed to a nation. It tells all sides of the independence story.

Keywords: nation building; British West Indies; Barbados; colonies; independence; history of Empire; Caribbean; de-colonisation; social activities; cultural activities

Book.  240 pages. 

Subjects: Colonialism and Imperialism

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Introduction in Empire and Nation-Building in the Caribbean

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Gender and the moral economy in Empire and Nation-Building in the Caribbean

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Race, nation and the politics of memory in Empire and Nation-Building in the Caribbean

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