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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 61–68.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Raphael Dalleo Examining the West Indies Federation during the twentieth century against the backdrop of the US occupation of Haiti from 1915 to 1934 shows the complex roots of decolonization and helps us understand the occupation as a foundational event for the twentieth-century Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 87–95.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Glyne Griffith This essay argues that the short-lived West Indies Federation (1958–62) was not only undermined by the failure of the regional intelligentsia to comprehensively communicate a narrative of regionalism to the majority of the archipelago’s peoples but also further compromised by the BBC...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 37–43.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel; Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann This essay introduces the special section “Con-Federating the Archipelago: The Confederación Antillana and the West Indies Federation,” which interrogates the literary, intellectual, social, and political imaginaries fomented...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 69–77.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann The West Indies Federation, like the Confederación Antillana from the nineteenth century, was structured by a tension between the dream of a future Pan-Caribbean nation and the prospect of a sovereign archipelagic political body that would exceed the scope of the nation...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 96–102.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Jossianna Arroyo This response essay reviews the six contributions to the special section “Con-Federating the Archipelago: The Confederación Antillana and the West Indies Federation.” These key interventions on the Spanish Caribbean Confederation projects in the nineteenth century and the West...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 78–86.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Alison Donnell This essay explores the particular importance conferred on literary expression within a wide range of writings dedicated to understanding and responding to the project of the West Indies Federation. Although federation was conceived, and briefly achieved, as a political expression...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 65–79.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Caribbean studies perspective, the Caribbean confederation should be studied in dialogue with the West Indies federation, which took shape in the Anglo Caribbean between 1958 and 1962. I am currently working on a study of these two collective imaginaries as important interrogations of the model...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 53–64.
Published: 01 November 2020
... production. The period ended in 1962 with the dismantling of the West Indies Federation and the independence of Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. In this essay I lay out three of the experiential baselines that undergirded these senses of possibility and challenge—the beginnings of developmentalism...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 167–177.
Published: 01 November 2019
... and abandoned its imperial subjects in the moment of liberalization, decolonization would have to overcome both domination and abandonment. In light of this doubled task, we might read Williams’s commitment to the West Indies Federation, his ongoing preoccupation with federal forms after 1962, and his career...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 18–34.
Published: 01 July 2018
... lead the British colony to independence. Rather than with independence, however, James was preoccupied with the mode of governance that the proposed West Indies Federation would bring into existence. From his perspective, there were two main issues: the nature of the Caribbean state after independence...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): vii–xiv.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Quarterly was that of the final winding down of British colonialism in the region, the collapse of the short-lived West Indies Federation, 2 See Edward W. Said, Beginnings: Intention and Method (1975; repr., New York: Columbia University Press, 1985). 3 Ibid., 39. 4 Ibid...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 90–106.
Published: 01 November 2014
... but for the West Indies Federation—which prefaced independence for any of the now separate countries of the British West Indies—and also draws inspiration from countries that were not included, namely, Guyana and Haiti. Monchoachi, in contrast, writes extensively about the importance of Carib language to a creole...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 160–165.
Published: 01 November 2021
... 2020): 102. The Small Axe special section “Con-Federating the Archipelago: The Confederación Antillana and the West Indies Federation” was guest-edited by Yolanda Martínez–San Miguel and Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann; see Small Axe , no. 61 (March 2020): 37–102. For other critical explorations...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 98–110.
Published: 01 November 2017
...; the collapse of the West Indies Federation; the meaning of the Cuban Revolution; and the significance of the Cold War and American hegemony in the region and the world—as well as the terms for theorizing, conceptualizing, and explaining these and other developments—compelled intellectuals to address...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 177–193.
Published: 01 November 2023
.... The historian Robert “Bobby” Moore, who was Rodney’s high school history teacher, recalled a lively debate on the West Indies Federation in June 1960 at which Rodney commented that “West Indians live more in time than in space,” a remark that the Jamaican economist Norman Girvan interpreted to mean...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 44–52.
Published: 01 March 2020
... affiliations and unity through a politics of compassion and against empire. As Ángel López-Santiago suggests in a recent article, we can recapture the genealogy of the Caribbean (con)federation, including the West Indies federational project, as a way of building new “sovereignties” in the region. 28...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 149–159.
Published: 01 June 2008
... Republic; and in the early Antillean Federation; as well as on the British Caribbean colonies; later the newly independent countries in the West Indies Federation; the French Caribbean islands Martinique and Guadeloupe, still under France’s administrative, political, and economic...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 29–55.
Published: 01 July 2015
... occasions between about 1880 and 1920, prominent business and political figures in Canada led movements for federation or even outright “union” with the British West Indies. 9 From the Canadian perspective, these efforts were mostly about securing commercial advantages and a ready source of cheap labor...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 77–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
... as a teenager that he would not be happy if I married a white man (a curious intervention, since at the time, as a young teenager, I was attracted only to dark-skinned young men with huge afros). My mother, lighter-skinned, was a lecturer in endocrinology at the University of the West Indies. The youngest...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 65–80.
Published: 01 November 2020
... the Jamaica Federation of Women (JFW), based on the Women’s Institute (WI) movement in Great Britain; the motto of the JFW was “For Our Homes and Our Country.” The year before, Una Marson, sponsored by the comptroller for development and welfare in the West Indies, had produced a broadcast series...