This book is a study of the quest for social reform in Bermuda. It starts with the Bermuda Workers Association, the first organisation combining economic, social and political struggles and which sought to transform Bermuda for the betterment of its people; it ends with the 1998 election of the Progressive Labour Party, the party formed in 1963 to carry on with the agenda for social and political reform. A number of themes are brought into relief which will help the reader to better understand the making of modern Bermuda: (1) the insertion of race into the fabric of modern Bermuda; (2) the successful use of ideology by the dominant elite to hold on to power; and (3) the limited role played by the formal political process in effecting change. A rich source of archival material brings new insights into the making of modern Bermuda.
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About the Author
Walton Brown is founder and president of Research Innovations, Bermuda's oldest market research firm. He taught politics and history at Bermuda College for 12 years and is a former Senator and Junior Minister for Education.
Educated in Bermuda at Berkeley Institute and Bermuda College, Walton earned a BA (Hons) in Political Studies from Queen's University and a Masters in Political Science from York University-both in Canada. He has presented numerous papers at academic conferences in the Americas and Europe, published in academic journals and in magazines.
Mr Brown has been a Caribbean regional expert consultant to the United Nations Decolonization Committee; served on the Bermuda Archives Advisory Council (1991-2010); is the Chairman of the Bermuda College Board of Governors; a member of the Permanent Arbitration Tribunal; hosts a weekly radio talk show, Bermuda Speaks; and is a weekly columnist for Bermuda's daily newspaper.
He is the proud father of three young men.