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The Swing to the South

Peter J. Marshall

in Remaking the British Atlantic: The United States and the British Empire after American Independence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640355
eISBN:
9780191739279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640355.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the closing stages of the American war Britain gave priority to the defence of the West Indies, regarded as a British asset of the utmost national importance, over efforts to subdue the mainland ... More


Honoring Ancestors in Sacred Space: The Archaeology of an Eighteenth-Century African-Bahamian Cemetery

Grace Turner

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781683400202
eISBN:
9781683400493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400202.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This book examines the history of a black cemetery through archaeology. Archaeological evidence suggests that the cemetery was deliberately established on the waterfront in the early eighteenth ... More


Freedom and Resistance: A Social History of Black Loyalists in the Bahamas

Christopher Curry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054476
eISBN:
9780813053110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054476.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

A popular misconception about the American Revolution is that it was largely contained within the continental boundaries of North America. However, the American Revolution neither ended with the ... More


Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami before 1940

Julio Capó

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635200
eISBN:
9781469635217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635200.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Poised on the edge of the United States and at the center of a wider Caribbean world, today’s Miami is marketed as an international tourist hub that embraces gender and sexual difference. As Julio ... More


The Ayatollah’s Shadow

Gholam R. Afkhami

in The Life and Times of the Shah

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253285
eISBN:
9780520942165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253285.003.0024
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The shah and the queen arrived in the Bahamas on 30 March 1979. The shah's American assistants counseled him to stay on the island, which made him feel imprisoned, helpless, and suspicious. The ... More


Funky Nassau: Roots, Routes, and Representation in Bahamian Popular Music

Timothy Rommen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520265684
eISBN:
9780520948754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265684.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book examines the role music has played in the formation of the political and national identity of the Bahamas. It analyzes Bahamian musical life as it has been influenced and shaped by the ... More


Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora in the Wider Caribbean

Philippe Zacaïr (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034614
eISBN:
9780813039053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034614.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Over the past ten years, political debates, legal disputes, and rising violence associated with the presence of Haitian migrants have flared up throughout the Caribbean basin in such places as ... More


Nassau's Gone Funky: Sounding Some Themes in Bahamian Music

Timothy Rommen

in Funky Nassau: Roots, Routes, and Representation in Bahamian Popular Music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520265684
eISBN:
9780520948754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265684.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter suggests that music in the Bahamas has been deeply influenced and shaped by three separate but deeply interrelated themes embedded in the chapter's epigraphs: the physical interposition ... More


“Muddy da Water”: Provincializing the Center, or Recentering the Periphery through Rake-n-Scrape

Timothy Rommen

in Funky Nassau: Roots, Routes, and Representation in Bahamian Popular Music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520265684
eISBN:
9780520948754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265684.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter's recollections provide a conceptual frame because they offer a glimpse at the terminological slippage at play in speaking of rake-n-scrape, a genre that was known as goombay music, and ... More


“Calypso Island”: Exporting the Local, Particularizing the Region, and Developing the Sounds of Goombay

Timothy Rommen

in Funky Nassau: Roots, Routes, and Representation in Bahamian Popular Music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520265684
eISBN:
9780520948754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265684.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explores the musical dimensions of the goombay years. It does so by taking seriously the concerns raised by Mimi Sheller's epigraph over tourist expectations in places like the Bahamas ... More


“Gone ta Bay”: Institutionalizing Junkanoo, Festivalizing the Nation

Timothy Rommen

in Funky Nassau: Roots, Routes, and Representation in Bahamian Popular Music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520265684
eISBN:
9780520948754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265684.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter's description of Junior Junkanoo and Sting captures the place of Junkanoo in the Bahamas. On the one hand, Junkanoo is widely understood as the quintessential marker of national ... More


“A New Day Dawning”: Cosmopolitanism, Roots, and Identity in the Postcolony

Timothy Rommen

in Funky Nassau: Roots, Routes, and Representation in Bahamian Popular Music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520265684
eISBN:
9780520948754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265684.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The idea of the postcolony was born on July 10, 1973, and the newly independent Bahamas celebrated with Junkanoo, a new national anthem, and monuments to music and culture such as the album A Nation ... More


Grapevine in the Slave Market: African American Geopolitical Literacy and the 1841 Creole Revolt

Phillip Troutman

in The Chattel Principle: Internal Slave Trades in the Americas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103557
eISBN:
9780300129472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103557.003.0009
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter begins with the successful inversion of United States slave traders' network of communication and transportation. In November 1841, a group of at least nineteen enslaved African American ... More


The Kelsall Affair: A Black Bahamian Family's Odyssey in Turbulent 1840s Cuba

Manuel Barcia Paz

in The Chattel Principle: Internal Slave Trades in the Americas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103557
eISBN:
9780300129472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103557.003.0012
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on Major General Sir Francis Cockburn's letter to the British consul in Havana, Joseph Tucker Crawford. Major Cockburn was the commander in chief and governor of the Bahamas. The ... More


Searching for a Popular Approach, 1925–1945

Brain Taves

in Hollywood Presents Jules Verne: The Father of Science Fiction on Screen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813161129
eISBN:
9780813165523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813161129.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

When MGM hired J. E. Williamson for a follow-up to Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea to be titled The Mysterious Island, filmed in Technicolor, the production took four years to complete. Verne’s ... More


Bahamian and Brazilian Muslimahs: Struggle for Identity and Belonging

Jerusa Ali

in Islam and the Americas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060132
eISBN:
9780813050584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060132.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter explores the historical, cultural, and religious dimensions of Muslimah identity in the Bahamas and Brazil. Muslimahs (Muslim women) are constituted within a changing network of power ... More


An Overview of Bahamian History in Context

Grace Turner

in Honoring Ancestors in Sacred Space: The Archaeology of an Eighteenth-Century African-Bahamian Cemetery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781683400202
eISBN:
9781683400493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400202.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

English settlers first came to the Bahamas in the mid-seventeenth century. Even at this time there were communities of free people of color on Eleuthera Island and on New Providence. On New ... More


European Influence on Eighteenth-and Nineteenth-Century Cemeteries

Grace Turner

in Honoring Ancestors in Sacred Space: The Archaeology of an Eighteenth-Century African-Bahamian Cemetery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781683400202
eISBN:
9781683400493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400202.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

A European-style cemetery space was also examined to understand ways in which these differed from African-influenced cemetery spaces. The Bahamas was a British colony so the focus is on cemetery ... More


St. Matthew’s Northern Burial Ground

Grace Turner

in Honoring Ancestors in Sacred Space: The Archaeology of an Eighteenth-Century African-Bahamian Cemetery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781683400202
eISBN:
9781683400493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400202.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

St. Matthew’s Parish was created in the 1790s to accommodate the increased population with the migration of Loyalist refugees to the Bahamas. Several new cemeteries were also established but these ... More


The Formative Years, 1950–1958: Political Organization, Race, and Protest

Gail Saunders

in Race and Class in the Colonial Bahamas, 1880-1960

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062549
eISBN:
9780813051550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062549.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 7 describes the 1950 establishment of the Citizens’ Committee, comprising mainly nonwhite middle-class professionals concerned with the extreme discrimination upheld by the Bahamian white ... More


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