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Description - Empire and Nation-Building in the Caribbean by Mary Chamberlain

This original and exciting book examines the processes of nation building in the British West Indies.

It argues that nation building was a more 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, Empire and nation-building tells the messy, multiple stories of how a colony progressed to a nation.

It is the first book to tell all sides of the independence story and will be of interest to specialists and non-specialists interested in the history of Empire, the Caribbean, of de-colonisation and nation building.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780719078767
ISBN-10: 0719078768
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mary Chamberlain

Mary Chamberlain is Emeritus Professor of Caribbean History at Oxford Brookes University -- .

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