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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

Terrain

Habitats

Rain forest

Swampland

The coastline

Climate

Urban centers

2 History 19

Spanish colonialism

A French and British colony

The slave trade

Postslavery

Tobago

An oil economy

Race relations

Postwar political

Independence

3 Government 31

Independence

Political parties

The judicial system

Regional politics

Some political figures

4 Economy 39

The oil and gas industry

Heavy industry

Agriculture

Transportation

Tourism

The fishing industry

5 Environment 47

Marine pollution

Air pollution

Conservation organizations

Recycling

Waste treatment and disposal

Flora and fauna

National parks and reserves in Trinidad

National parks and reserves in Tobago

6 Trindadians and Tobagonians 59

Amerindians

Europeans

Africans

Mulattos

Indians

Chinese and Lebanese

Interethnic relations

7 Lifestyle 65

Black lifestyle

Life in the city

City homes

Markets

Indian lifestyle

Life in the country

Life in Tobago

Education and health

Transportation

Weddings

The white lifestyle

8 Religion 77

Orisha

Spiritual Baptists

Rastafarians

Hinduism Islam

Superstitions and traditional beliefs

Catholicism and Anglicanism

9 Language 89

The first Creole

The French influence

Hindi

Trini

The media

10 Arts 97

Steel sounds

Parang

The Mighty Sparrow

Calypso meets disco pop

Literature

Visual arts

11 Leisure 107

Liming

Calypso

Open-air concerts

Drugs

Shopping

Sports

Scouting

Queen's Park Savannah

12 Festivals 117

Carnival

Hosay

Diwali

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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