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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


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