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Brother's Keeper: The United States, Race, and Empire in the British Caribbean, 1937-1962

Jason C. Parker


This book is an international history of the relations between the United States, Britain, and the West Indies during the long decolonization of the latter. It draws on archives in seven countries to recover the story of that process, which resulted in the first new nations in the hemisphere—Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago—since the turn of the century. The process had begun amid depression, riot, and World War II, and it concluded at the moment of highest tension in the Cold War Caribbean. Moreover, the islands were a historical fount of black radicalism, which coursed intermittently through ... More

Keywords: U.S. foreign relations, British West Indies, West Indies Federation, decolonization, Caribbean, Cold War, Jamaica, Trinidad, World War II, African Diaspora, Inter-American relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195332025
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332025.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jason C. Parker, author
Texas A & M University
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