© 2003

General History of the Caribbean

Volume V: The Caribbean in the Twentieth Century

  • Editors
  • Bridget Brereton
  • Teresita Martínez-Vergne
  • René A. Römer
  • Blanca G. Silvestrini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Bridget Brereton
    Pages 1-6
  3. Franklin W. Knight
    Pages 42-81
  4. Claus Füllberg-Stolberg
    Pages 82-140
  5. Patrick Bryan
    Pages 141-173
  6. Tony Martin
    Pages 224-281
  7. Marifeli Pérez-Stable
    Pages 282-311
  8. Anthony P. Maingot
    Pages 312-345
  9. Antonio Gaztambide-Géigel
    Pages 346-368
  10. Bonham C. Richardson
    Pages 434-464
  11. Alice Colón, Rhoda Reddock
    Pages 465-505
  12. Rex Nettleford
    Pages 537-558
  13. Carl Campbell
    Pages 606-626
  14. Bonham C. Richardson, Joseph L. Scarpaci
    Pages 627-666

About this book


Volume 5 provides an account and interpretation of the historical development of the region from around 1930 to the end of the twentieth century. Its wide ranging study of the economic, political, religious, social and cultural history of this period brings the series to the authorial present. Highlights include the 'turbulent thirties;' decolonization; the 'turn to the left' made in the 1970s by anglophone Caribbean countries; the Castro Revolution; and changes in social and demographic structures, including ethnicity and race consciousness and the role and status of women.


20th century Caribbean history history of literature twentieth century

About the authors

Bridget Brereton is Professor of History at the University of the West Indies at St. Augustine, Trinidad.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title General History of the Caribbean
  • Book Subtitle Volume V: The Caribbean in the Twentieth Century
  • Authors NA NA
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2003
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4039-7593-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-73775-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-73773-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXX, 801
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics History of the Americas
    Latin American Culture
    Social History
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