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By Harvey R. Neptune

In a compelling tale of the deploy and operation of U.S. bases within the Caribbean colony of Trinidad in the course of global warfare II, Harvey Neptune examines how the folk of this British island contended with the substantial strength of yank empire-building at a serious time within the island's history.

The U.S. army career among 1941 and 1947 got here while that Trinidadian nationalist politics sought to venture a picture of a different, autonomous, and especially un-British cultural panorama.

The American intervention, Neptune exhibits, contributed to a tempestuous scene as Trinidadians intentionally engaged Yankee group of workers, paychecks, and practices flooding the island. He explores the military-based financial system, relationships among U.S. servicemen and Trinidadian girls, and the effect of yank tradition on neighborhood song (especially calypso), type, hard work practices, and daily racial politics.

Tracing the debates approximately swap between usual and privileged Trinidadians, he argues that it was once the bad, the ladies, and the formative years who chanced on the main application in and moved so much avidly to make anything new out of the yankee presence.

Neptune additionally areas this historical past of Trinidad's glossy occasions right into a wider Caribbean and Latin American viewpoint, highlighting how Caribbean peoples occasionally wield "America" and "American methods" as a part of their localized struggles.

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In a compelling tale of the deploy and operation of U. S. bases within the Caribbean colony of Trinidad in the course of global battle II, Harvey Neptune examines how the folks of this British island contended with the sizeable strength of yankee empire-building at a serious time within the island's background. The U.

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