The 1935 Riots in St Vincent

From Riots to Adult Suffrage

Author: Adrian Fraser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789766405977

Category: History

Page: 240

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St Vincent was among the earliest of the British Caribbean colonies to have experienced labour disturbances in the 1930s. While disturbances in the other Caribbean colonies were largely associated with the plantations and with strikes, in St Vincent the riots broke out on the grounds of the court house during a meeting of the Legislative Council on the upper floor. The 1935 Riots in St Vincent: From Riots to Adult Suffrage is the first comprehensive treatment of those disturbances. Fraser's analysis is to a large extent informed by the use of newspapers and of oral history. In St Vincent, the plantations no longer had total dominance of the colony's export economy. Instead, peasants, farmers and agricultural labourers were major players in an export economy that had shifted from sugar production to Sea Island cotton and arrowroot, crops that were suited to the lands to which they had access. Of added significance to the events following the riots was the fact that political leaders unearthed by the riots failed to maintain popular support with the advent of adult suffrage in 1951. Interpretations of British West Indian colonial history have to a large extent been informed by the experiences of the larger colonies. An understanding of the St Vincent riots will make a valuable contribution to the literature of the rebellions of the 1930s.
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401 Vincy Caribbean Proverbs

Amazing Expressions to Guide You

Author: Nigel A. Morgan

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1973605600

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 158

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VINCY CARIBBEAN PROVERBS AND IDIOMS SERIES Uncovers amazing proverbs of Vincentian Caribbean culture, charged with wisdom, philosophy and laughter. This book, 401 Vincy Caribbean Proverbs, is as lively and witty as the English Caribbean lingo it represents. MARLON JOSEPH, EXECUTIVE OFFICER, S.V.G. TOURISM AUTHORITY. 401 Vincy Caribbean Proverbsis a breath of cultural air.It effectively mirrors the unique communication skills of a people - the Vincentian peopleone would not be able to avoid cracking-up, as the words belonging to nowhere else emerge, where a people tell their own story, and experience their own reality. DR. GEORGE R. FREDERICK, AUTHOR, DIVISION & DICHOTOMIES - STOP THE BICKERING. Never before this has our Vincy proverbs been recorded with such insightfulness, giving us a deeper sense of who we are. JANICE FRASER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, VINSAVE, S.V.G. Brilliant work; makes quite interesting reading. A must-read for generations. DAVID DARKIE WILLIAMS, PRESIDENT, S.V.G. GARIFUNA HERITAGE FOUNDATION. The 401 Vincy Caribbean Proverbs to Guide You comes with a companion website designed to go hand in hand with this book in order to enhance and complete your learning experience.
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Caribbean Civilisation

Author: Eric Doumerc

Publisher: Presses Univ. du Mirail

ISBN: 9782858166992

Category: Caribbean Area

Page: 180

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Caribbean Civilisation is a concise history of the English-speaking Caribbean since independence and falls into two main parts. The first part consists of a general introduction which places the Caribbean in its historical, political, social and cultural context, while focusing on key events and topics in the region's history. The second part gathers thirty texts which are meant to illustrate the topics discussed in the first section. Each document is preceded by a short introduction which will help the reader to replace it in its proper context. As the book is primarily concerned with the recent history of the Caribbean, such topics as nation-building, nationalism, independence, and popular culture have been particularly emphasised. This book will be helpful to 'DEUG" and "licence" students of English as well as any reader interested in the Caribbean.
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Nearly the New World

The British West Indies and the Flight from Nazism, 1933–1945

Author: Joanna Newman

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1789203341

Category: History

Page: 320

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In the years leading up to the Second World War, increasingly desperate European Jews looked to far-flung destinations such as Barbados, Trinidad, and Jamaica in search of refuge from the horrors of Hitler’s Europe. Nearly the New World tells the extraordinary story of Jewish refugees who overcame persecution and sought safety in the West Indies from the 1930s through the end of the war. At the same time, it gives an unsparing account of the xenophobia and bureaucratic infighting that nearly prevented their rescue—and that helped to seal the fate of countless other European Jews for whom escape was never an option.
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The Story of the Caribbean People

Author: James Ferguson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789768123770

Category: Caribbean Area

Page: 371

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A modern history of the Caribbean from the pre-Columbian period to political indepenence. Covering the entire region, the French, Spanish, Duch and English-speaking counries with equal authority. Includes an A-Z historical gazetteer and chronology of major events.
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Pan-Africanism

New Directions in Strategy

Author: W. Ofuatey-Kodjoe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Pan-Africanism

Page: 464

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