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Brother's Keeper: The United States, Race, and Empire in the British Caribbean, 1937-1962

Jason C. Parker

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332025
eISBN:
9780199868179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332025.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book is an international history of the relations between the United States, Britain, and the West Indies during the long decolonization of the latter. It draws on archives in seven countries to ... More


The British West Indies in the Age of Abolition, 1748–1815

J. R. Ward

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205630
eISBN:
9780191676710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205630.003.0019
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

The years from 1748 to 1815 constitute a new phase of British expansion in the Caribbean, when the region was a main focus of national strategic effort. During this period, the West Indies achieved ... More


The West Indian Watershed

Janson C. Parker

in Brother's Keeper: The United States, Race, and Empire in the British Caribbean, 1937-1962

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332025
eISBN:
9780199868179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332025.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Describes the regional landscape prior to World War II. Outlines the factors that would launch the decolonization process and shape U.S. relations with the islands: the West Indian expatriate ... More


A More American Lake

Janson C. Parker

in Brother's Keeper: The United States, Race, and Empire in the British Caribbean, 1937-1962

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332025
eISBN:
9780199868179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332025.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Describes the impact of World War II on Anglo-American-Caribbean relations and the still-nascent decolonization process. Identifies “three R's” of the Roosevelt adminstration's diplomacy regarding ... More


A Chill in the Tropics

Janson C. Parker

in Brother's Keeper: The United States, Race, and Empire in the British Caribbean, 1937-1962

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332025
eISBN:
9780199868179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332025.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter recounts the arrival of the Cold War in Anglo-American-Caribbean affairs, relating how the emerging superpower conflict tempered American anticolonialism and relegated areas outside ... More


The British West Indies

Gad Heuman

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205654
eISBN:
9780191676734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205654.003.0021
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

The British West Indies in 1815 consisted of a large number of islands and territories acquired over two centuries. The economies of the British West Indies in the nineteenth century have been the ... More


The American Lake or the Castro Caribbean?

Jason C. Parker

in Brother's Keeper: The United States, Race, and Empire in the British Caribbean, 1937-1962

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332025
eISBN:
9780199868179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332025.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Describes the ill-starred career of the West Indies Federation, beginning its life crosscut with conflicts among its members and mired in the dispute with Washington over Chaguaramas. The chapter ... More


Introduction

Janson C. Parker

in Brother's Keeper: The United States, Race, and Empire in the British Caribbean, 1937-1962

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332025
eISBN:
9780199868179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332025.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Describes the aim, scope, and themes of the book. Argues that recovering the story of West Indian decolonization contributes to the literatures on inter-American relations, race and foreign affairs, ... More


Building a Bulwark

Janson C. Parker

in Brother's Keeper: The United States, Race, and Empire in the British Caribbean, 1937-1962

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332025
eISBN:
9780199868179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332025.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the “drawing-board” years of the West Indies Federation, including its role in the Eisenhower administration's plans to keep communism out of the hemisphere. Washington's ... More


Collapse: The Broken Bulwark

Janson C. Parker

in Brother's Keeper: The United States, Race, and Empire in the British Caribbean, 1937-1962

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332025
eISBN:
9780199868179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332025.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Describes the optimism that accompanied the settlement of the Chaguaramas dispute, which formed part of the Kennedy administration's anti-Castro hemispheric diplomacy. Along with the Alliance for ... More


The British West Indies

B. W. Higman

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the third phase in the historiography of the British West Indies by Waddell. Waddell contended that this phase began in the early 1950s and, when he wrote, was ‘as yet in its ... More


Conclusion

Janson C. Parker

in Brother's Keeper: The United States, Race, and Empire in the British Caribbean, 1937-1962

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332025
eISBN:
9780199868179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332025.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Analyzes the generally constructive course of Anglo-American-Caribbean relations during decolonization. Among the factors explaining this were the pattern of U.S. deferral to British and West Indian ... More


English Migration into and across the Atlantic during the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

NICHOLAS CANNY

in Europeans on the Move: Studies on European Migration 1500–1800

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204190
eISBN:
9780191676147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204190.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The phenomenon of English migration into and across the Atlantic during the 17th and 18th centuries has only recently come to be taken seriously as a subject worthy of historical investigation. The ... More


What is a West Indian?

Catherine Hall

in West Indian Intellectuals in Britain

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064746
eISBN:
9781781700426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064746.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter is concerned with the islands, and parts of the mainland, which were colonised by the British from the early seventeenth century and named as the British West Indies. The British West ... More


Empire and Nation-Building in the Caribbean: Barbados, 1937-66

Mary Chamberlain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078767
eISBN:
9781781701997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078767.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

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 ... More


Capitalism and Slavery Revisited: Remaking the Slave Commodity Frontier

Dale Tomich

in The Legacy of Eric Williams: Into the Postcolonial Moment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628462425
eISBN:
9781626746985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462425.003.0009
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter illustrates how the analysis of Capitalism and Slavery, one of Eric Williams’ contributions to Caribbean and post-colonial historiography and political economy, is an engagement with its ... More


August First and the Practice of Disunion

Martha Schoolman

in Abolitionist Geographies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680740
eISBN:
9781452948744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680740.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter discusses the intensification of local New England abolitionist activity in the 1840s around the ritual commemoration of British West Indian Emancipation. Abolitionists clearly believed ... More


Bantulands: West Central Africa and Mozambique

Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

in Slavery and African Ethnicities in the Americas: Restoring the Links

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829738
eISBN:
9781469605180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876862_hall.11
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the transatlantic slave trade from the Bantulands–West Central Africa, the region that supplied enslaved Africans to the Americas in massive numbers throughout the entire ... More


Gradual Changes in The Bahamas, 1880–1914

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/9780813062549.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 3 summarizes worldwide advances in scientific and technological research that would transform twentieth century life. Especially significant were new developments in the fields of ... More


Haiti, Politics and Sovereign (Mis)recognitions

Deborah A. Thomas

in The Haiti Exception: Anthropology and the Predicaments of Narrative

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781382998
eISBN:
9781781383971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382998.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter outlines the obstacles presented by the state and its avatars — from globalizing corporate structures to nongovernmental organizations, foreign governments, neoliberal economic ... More


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