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Empire and Nation-Building in the Caribbean – Barbados, 1937-66 - Manchester Scholarship Online
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Empire and Nation-Building in the Caribbean: Barbados, 1937-66

Mary Chamberlain


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 in ... More

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

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780719078767
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719078767.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary Chamberlain, author