Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Islands at War
The inter-related essays in this book examine some hitherto little researched aspects of this impact, such as the role and situation of women in wartime, and the ways in which left-wing, nationalist, and labour leaders and writers engaged with the war. One chapter provides the first detailed analysis of Tobago’s experience in these years, and another examines how the war helped to shape Carnival, calypso, steel band music and literature, and to accelerate a shift from British to American cultural influences.
Bridget Brereton is Emerita Professor of History at the St Augustine campus of The University of the West Indies, and the author or editor of several books and many articles on the history of Trinidad & Tobago and of the Caribbean.
Karen Eccles is Librarian III at the Alma Jordan Library at the St Augustine campus of The University of the West Indies, the co-editor of World War II and the Caribbean, and author of several articles on Trinidadian women during World War II.
Softcover, 224 pages
Cover Design by Alice Besson