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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...
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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
... the 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...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 169–180.
Published: 01 March 2022
... discriminate[s] against smaller and mostly nonwhite countries making it harder for them to compete economically.” 30 Perhaps the most worrying aspect of the shift from the war on drugs to the “war on terror,” however, is the human cost of AML/CFT regulations. As early as 2012 several global banks...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 154–171.
Published: 01 July 2013
...). 52 Auguste Kouame and Marie Ivanova Reyes, “The Caribbean Region beyond the 2008–2009 Global Financial Crisis” (paper presented at “Options for the Caribbean after the Global Financial Crisis,” conference of the University of the West Indies, the Central Bank of Barbados, and the International...
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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...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 61–68.
Published: 01 March 2020
... 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 managing to use...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 130–139.
Published: 01 July 2010
... 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 own minds, choosing...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 161–173.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Recovery Program drafted for Haiti by the international financial institutions in October 1994.16 Once reelected in 2000 he pursued the neoliberal policies “virtually without a decent level of external aid.”17 He entered into an agreement with the World Bank to set up a free trade zone...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2017
... 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 Exhibition of 1891. Like much else in Kingston, Myrtle Bank was destroyed in the 1907...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (2): 49–71.
Published: 01 September 2002
... and the Kingston Metropolitan Area respec- tively], 15 percent and 2 percent from Canada). Before 1990 there was one remittance institution in Jamaica (excluding banks); by 1992 banks, building societies, and travel agencies had joined the business, in a fi erce competition for foreign currency...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 158–163.
Published: 01 March 2003
... of 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 (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 (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 138–151.
Published: 01 November 2017
... to serve elite and nonelite segments, respectively, of the city's population. The move away from Downtown of much of white- and pink-collar work and its concentration in New Kingston, as well as the dispersed development of new shopping and banking facilities in closer proximity to the residential suburbs...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 111–117.
Published: 01 July 2010
...?” No, ma’am, him still alive. 32 • July 2010 • Monica Minott  |  117 Bird Shooting Season (for Don Banks) He died peacefully just before bird shooting season...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 107–117.
Published: 01 July 2009
... 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 with barely con- cealed...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 209–218.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., Down These Mean Streets (New York: Vintage, 1967); Ernesto Quiñonez, Bodega Dreams (New York: Vintage, 2000); Hiram Maristany, “Looking at East Harlem,” 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...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 90–104.
Published: 01 November 2018
... by former colonial powers (particularly the World Bank), is one that shows the emotional context to political negotiations and continues to frame ongoing economic relationships between many Caribbean nations and international financial institutions. Although globalization has frequently been depicted...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 125–139.
Published: 01 October 2006
... 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 political party; see the Report...