Caliban and the Yankees: Trinidad and the United States Occupation - $10 in Sudbury, Ontario for sale


Caliban and the Yankees: Trinidad and the United States Occupation
Harvey R. Neptune (Author)
Paperback: 278 pages
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press; 2007
ISBN-10: 0807857882
ISBN-13: 85 / 5
Condition: This book is in very good condition. Owner name on first page otherwise the contents are clean and unmarked.
Price: $10.00

Caliban and the Yankees is a fascinating look at the effect of dropping 100 thousand American GIs into a Caribbean island with only 200 thousand people and long-standing racial and class tensions.

Few Americans are aware of the size and scale of the American presence in the Caribbean during World War II and for years afterwards. Songs like Rum and Coca Cola are the only cultural artifacts that remain in the collective consciousness.

Harvey Neptune's account is very well developed avoiding the twin traps of condemning the American presence as imperialism or praising it for changing social attitudes. Instead he explores in depth how the two societies interacted pulling no punches about American racism and Trinidad's strict class structures.

Extensively researched, drawing on contemporary newspapers, songs and letters Caliban and the Yankees sheds a lot of light on this fascinating meeting of two cultures.


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