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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 34–56.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Joan Flores-Villalobos This essay explores the archival presence of West Indian women in the archives of the Isthmian Canal Commission, the biggest repository of original documents regarding the construction of the Panama Canal. Using a 1909 photograph of a nude black West Indian woman found in a...
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Published: 01 July 2019
Figure 3 “Typical home of West Indian laborer, Golden Green,” Panama Canal Zone, ca. 1908. Photograph by Ernest Hallen. National Archives and Records Administration Still Pictures Department. Figure 3. “Typical home of West Indian laborer, Golden Green,” Panama Canal Zone, ca. 1908. Photograph More
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Published: 01 July 2019
Figure 5 Untitled photograph, 1910, Tabernilla, Panama Canal Zone; 5 × 7 in. Photographer unknown. Records of the Panama Canal, National Archives at College Park, MD. National Archives and Records Administration. Figure 5. Untitled photograph, 1910, Tabernilla, Panama Canal Zone; 5 × 7 in More
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Published: 01 July 2019
Figure 2 “Teatime in the private residence of Division Engineer Col. Gaillard and his wife,” Panama Canal Zone, ca. 1908. Photograph by Ernest Hallen (official photographer of the Isthmian Canal Commission). National Archives and Records Administration Still Pictures Department. Figure 2 More
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Published: 01 July 2019
Figure 1 F. E. Wright, “The Washing Place at Taboga,” 1913, watercolor. From Willis John Abbot, Panama and the Canal in Picture and Prose (New York: Syndicate, 1913). Figure 1. F. E. Wright, “The Washing Place at Taboga,” 1913, watercolor. From Willis John Abbot, Panama and the Canal in More
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Published: 01 July 2019
Figure 4 Anonymous, “GIRL—for cocking and general housework,” 1922, newspaper clipping on paper, 8.5 × 11 in. Records of the Panama Canal, National Archives at College Park, MD. National Archives and Records Administration. Figure 4. Anonymous, “GIRL—for cocking and general housework,” 1922 More
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 164–166.
Published: 01 July 2019
... segregation. J oan F lores -V illalobos earned her PhD from New York University and is now an assistant professor of history at The Ohio State University. Her book manuscript, “The Silver Women: Intimacy and Migration in the Panama Canal,” explores the labor migration of West Indian women during the...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 244–246.
Published: 01 November 2013
... African diaspora studies program. Her research interests include contemporary popular fiction, literatures of the African diaspora, cultural studies, and narratives of migration. She is the author of “Colón Man a Come”: Mythographies of Panamá Canal Migration (2005) and articles published in peer...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 7–21.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., forthcoming). 4 Philippe Bourgois, Ethnicity at Work: Divided Labor on a Central American Banana Plantation (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989); Julie Greene, The Canal Builders: Making America's Empire at the Panama Canal (New York: Penguin, 2009); Jason M. Colby, The Business...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 37–54.
Published: 01 March 2015
... destiny of island people,” Eric Walrond was an island man. 42 Born in British Guiana in 1898, he moved to Barbados in 1906 with his parents and siblings. Three years later, William Walrond, his father, is said to have abandoned the family for the Panama Canal Zone. Much like the small boy in “Tropic...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 175–186.
Published: 01 July 2020
... was the Panama Canal. Alongside war, racial hierarchy is endemic in racial capitalism insofar as it arranges and violently includes nations and peoples in the international order. Hierarchy designates, according to political theorist Adom Getachew, “processes of integration and interaction that...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2019
... 1904, the Times in London ran an article on Haitian objections to the expansion of the territorial claims of the United States in the Caribbean, specifically in regard to the Panama Canal. Sent from the newspaper’s “West Indian Correspondent,” the article highlights the significance of Dessalines and...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 143–165.
Published: 01 November 2012
... from Guadeloupe were going to the Panama Canal in search of economic opportunities, or were going to New York seeking families to work for (as was probably the case for the women in the photographs, although they would have needed already-existing American connections in order...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 February 2006
... region, where it had been initially founded. Th e growth of the organization was signifi cant in those countries where British Caribbean islanders had gone in search of work, from the Panama Canal and railroads and banana plantations in Central America to the sugar centraless in the Dominican...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 95–115.
Published: 01 March 2003
... for relief. Economic migration within the Caribbean region and to the North (United States, Britain, and Canada) is not a new phenomenon. From the building of the Panama Canal to migration to Cuba, the Dominican Republic, small islands like St. Lucia and St. Kitts, western Europe (especially...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 61–83.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Grosfoguel note that Puerto Rico s geopolitical location was strategically impor- tant for the U.S. government s defense against possible European aggression against the Panama Canal and the U.S. mainland Indeed, military bases occupy prime areas on the hundred-mile-long by thirty-fi ve-mile-wide main...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 28–58.
Published: 01 February 2006
.... These crossings include migration for labor, which, in the case of Barbadian and other blacks who helped build het Panama Canal, resulted in the settling of blacks in Latin America. They also include tourism. In a 1995 trip ot Costa Rica, I observed that many blacks in the port city Limon, descendants...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 50–70.
Published: 01 March 2013
... for Central America in 1911–12 alone, the time period when Garvey would have arrived. 3 In leaving Jamaica, Garvey was thus moving with the tide in what was the second of three main waves of emigration that began after the turn of the century, when the Panama Canal project was revived by the United...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 61–83.
Published: 01 March 2021
...–60. Joan Flores-Villalobos observes that many women in the Canal Zone “ma[de] do with a mix of domestic labor, laundry service, and huckstering”; see Joan Flores-Villalobos, “‘Freak Letters’: Tracing Gender, Race, and Diaspora in the Panama Canal Archive,” Small Axe , no. 59 (July 2019): 53...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 17–45.
Published: 01 March 2003
... taxation and indebtedness. ? e trickle of migration from the countryside to the towns, especially Kingston, became a fl ood during McKay’s time on the island. Others among the distressed sought relief through emigration, seeking work on the Panama Canal and on the sugar plantations of Oriente...