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Trinidad and Tobago

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608704569
  • Publisher: Cavendish, Marshall Corporation
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Series: Cultures of the World 22 Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,059,636
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Introducation 5

1 Geography 7



Rain forest


The coastline


Urban centers

2 History 19

Spanish colonialism

A French and British colony

The slave trade



An oil economy

Race relations

Postwar political


3 Government 31


Political parties

The judicial system

Regional politics

Some political figures

4 Economy 39

The oil and gas industry

Heavy industry




The fishing industry

5 Environment 47

Marine pollution

Air pollution

Conservation organizations


Waste treatment and disposal

Flora and fauna

National parks and reserves in Trinidad

National parks and reserves in Tobago

6 Trindadians and Tobagonians 59






Chinese and Lebanese

Interethnic relations

7 Lifestyle 65

Black lifestyle

Life in the city

City homes


Indian lifestyle

Life in the country

Life in Tobago

Education and health



The white lifestyle

8 Religion 77


Spiritual Baptists


Hinduism Islam

Superstitions and traditional beliefs

Catholicism and Anglicanism

9 Language 89

The first Creole

The French influence



The media

10 Arts 97

Steel sounds


The Mighty Sparrow

Calypso meets disco pop


Visual arts

11 Leisure 107



Open-air concerts





Queen's Park Savannah

12 Festivals 117




Eid al-Fitr

13 Food 125

Creole food

Indian food

Drinks galore

Map of Trinidad and Tobago 133

About the Economy 135

About the Culture 137

Time Line 138

Glossary 140

For Further Information 141

Bibliography 142

Index 143

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