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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 22–37.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Peter James Hudson Although the historical impact of banking and financial institutions on the formation of the contemporary Caribbean has been profound and pervasive, the historical writing on banking and finance in the Caribbean has largely been neglected and marginalized. This essay explores the...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 187–196.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Brenda Gayle Plummer This discussion of Peter James Hudson’s Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean focuses on the way transnational banks are revealed to be players of multiple roles in the development of past and present Caribbean economies. The banks were hardly mere...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 175–186.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Charisse Burden-Stelly This essay offers a critical engagement with historian Peter James Hudson’s groundbreaking text Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean . It begins with an analysis of Hudson’s detailed account of the entanglements of the internationalization of US banking...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 197–207.
Published: 01 July 2020
... epistemological and political purview of the radical wing of black studies, the essay focuses on four topics that appear in Plummer’s and Burden-Stelly’s comments: (1) the question of class, and in particular the role of the Caribbean middle classes, in the history of finance, banking, imperial expansion, and...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 154–171.
Published: 01 July 2013
... increasingly viewed as development partners, not only because of the volume of financial capital that they faithfully inject into the region but also because of their assumed willingness to take on financial risk. Institutions such as the World Bank and the Latin American Development Bank have played an active...
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Small Axe (2001) 5 (2): 186–187.
Published: 01 September 2001
... in Montreal. He is currently editing the proceedings of the 1968 Congress of Black Writers for publication. teaches in the Department of Anthropology at John Jay College, CUNY. He is the author of Crossing the Green Line: Borders and Apartheid in the Pales- tinian West Bank (2001...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 111–117.
Published: 01 July 2010
... killer yet?” No, ma’am, him still alive. 32 • July 2010 • Monica Minott  |  117 Bird Shooting Season (for Don Banks) He died peacefully just before...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 61–68.
Published: 01 March 2020
... described the role of the First National City Bank (today’s Citigroup) in advocating for, controlling, and profiting from the occupation. The article, titled “Government of, by, and for the National City Bank,” uncovers the close intertwining of US imperialism and Wall Street profiteering, with the bank...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 130–139.
Published: 01 July 2010
... • Ashley Rousseau  |  131 have a different opinion of who was to be blamed, but they all agreed the journey down the river on the inflated tubes of dump truck tires had begun that first time as they lay drying themselves on the banks of the riverhead. The lure of being the first—at least in their...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 145–156.
Published: 01 February 2008
... (mostly elite) inhabitants. Also easy to overlook because it is so well done is the way in which these voices are all brought to bear on particular historical moments, such as Evon Blake’s dive into the Myrtle Bank Hotel pool or John Williamson’s invention of the photosphere. In this book these...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 158–163.
Published: 01 March 2003
... coughing, nearly toppling over the wall, which banked the river called Constitution. Piss sprayed his pant leg and sandled foot. It stank of rum and corned beef and Eclipse biscuits. Two boys leaning against the river wall—dark, clean-shaven, tattooed, and gold- chained—laughed at him. He...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2017
... the trade, opening a store in downtown Kingston, on Harbour Street, near the fabled Myrtle Bank Hotel. This was the great hotel of its age in Jamaica. It had been converted by the colonial government from an entertainment and social center of sorts into a grand hotel in preparation for the Great...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 161–173.
Published: 01 November 2009
... entered into an agreement with the World Bank to set up a free trade zone for assembly industries in northern Haiti by expropriating farmers in that region and suppress- ing workers’ efforts to organize in exchange for a US$200 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (2): 49–71.
Published: 01 September 2002
... (excluding banks); by 1992 banks, building societies, and travel agencies had joined the business, in a fi erce competition for foreign currency. In their conclusion that the eff ects of remittances are not nearly as negative as researchers have claimed, Chevannes and Ricketts point to...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 117–123.
Published: 01 July 2011
... before you disappeared—before the envelopes, their stamps like trails, stopped brightening the mailbox, and birthday bills tucked into singing cards no longer overflowed our piggy banks...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 197–200.
Published: 01 July 2015
... special focus on the subjectivity of the artwork as a generator for new knowledge. His work has been shown internationally, including at the Deutsche Bank New York, Marowijne Art Parc (SU), Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, Dak'Art Biennial, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA), and TENT. His written...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 209–218.
Published: 01 November 2017
...,” Small Axe , no. 48 (November 2015): 163–74. 9 Burgos, “Entre mi voz y el tiempo,” in Song of the Simple Truth , 192; “On the banks of death, / there is something, some voice, some sail about to depart, / some vacant tomb / that courts my soul. / Why, I even blush at looking like myself! / The...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 90–104.
Published: 01 November 2018
... funds for the country during a period of global economic turmoil. This experience of giving up a significant degree of financial sovereignty, through a global financial system established by former colonial powers (particularly the World Bank), is one that shows the emotional context to political...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 107–117.
Published: 01 July 2009
... Anthony C. Winkler, Going Home to Teach (Kingston: Kingston Publishers, 1995); hereafter cited in text as GHT. 6 Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth (1961; repr., New York: Grove, 1968), 40. 7 The sudden, surprise resignation of the unequivocally black head of a prominent bank in 2008 was met...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 125–139.
Published: 01 October 2006
... intense animosity and as outright enemies by residents. Indeed, the community 7. Elephant Man, “Pon di River, Pon di Bank,” Good 2 Go. CD, track 1 (Atlantic, 2003). 8. Mark Figueroa describes a garrison community as a political stronghold, a veritable fortress controlled by a...