Caliban and the Yankees: Trinidad and the United States Occupation / Edition 1

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Overview

In a compelling story of the installation and operation of U.S. bases in the Caribbean colony of Trinidad during World War II, Harvey Neptune examines how the people of this British island contended with the colossal force of American empire-building.

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It is a well-researched and original work which takes the cultural studies approach to its subject.

Bridget Brereton, University of the West Indies

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[A] delightful cultural history.--American Historical Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807857885
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 3/12/2007
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Harvey R. Neptune is assistant professor of history at Temple University.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction. A Brave New World
Chapter 1. The Turbulent Thirties: Shaking Empire, Making Nation
Chapter 2. The American Preoccupation: Assessing the United States before the War
Chapter 3. Laboring over the Yankee Dollar: Work in Occupied Trinidad
Chapter 4. From Barefooted Men to Saga Boys: Gender, Class, and Clothes in Occupied Trinidad
Chapter 5. Yankees in the Land of the Calypso: Promoting and Patronizing Trinidadian Nationality
Chapter 6. Love American Style: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Occupied Trinidad
Coda. Re-Membering Caliban and the Yankees: The Politics of History
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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