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

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

by Jason C. Parker

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Overview

In 1962, amidst the Cuban Revolution, Third World decolonization, and the African American freedom movement, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago became the first British West Indian colonies to gain independence. These were not only the first new nations in the western hemisphere in more than fifty years; they also won their independence without the bloodshed that marked so much of the decolonization struggle elsewhere. Jason Parker's international history of the peaceful transition in these islands analyzes the roles of the United States, Britain, the West Indies, and the transnational African diaspora in the process, from its 1930s stirrings to its Cold War culmination. Grounded in exhaustive research conducted in seven countries, Brother's Keeper offers an original rethinking of the relationship between the Cold War and Third World decolonization.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195332018
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 04/30/2008
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jason C. Parker is Assistant Professor of History at Texas A & M University.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Ch. 1: The West Indian Watershed
Ch. 2: A More American Lake
Ch. 3: A Chill in the Tropics
Ch. 4: Building a Bulwark
Ch. 5: The American Lake or the Castro Caribbean?
Ch. 6: Collapse: The Broken Bulwark
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography

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