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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 56–76.
Published: 01 July 2015
.... No popularized would accept the lack of any local responses to the great power skirmishes being fought on their doorsteps. Shallow as Dr. No 's engagement with Jamaican questions may now appear, its depictions of the island just as the British Empire withdrew were current and sympathetic. The enormous audiences...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 21–42.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Cary Fraser Small Axe Incorporated 2004 The PPP on Trial: British Guiana in 1953 Cary Fraser INTRODUCTION n 14 September 2003, the Sunday edition of the Stabroek News published an article dealing with a recent World Bank draft report on Guyana: Guyana’s...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 218–222.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Jan Lowe Shinebourne Small Axe Incorporated 2004 Memories of British Guiana Jan Lowe Shinebourne KATHERINE MARSHALL, WINTER, TORONTO, CANADA eat is bad before that kind of rain. Sweaty. Like hands on you. You put on fresh clothes in the morning. By midday it soak...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 144–153.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Christer Petley This essay offers a critical appraisal of Nicholas Draper's The Price of Emancipation. Draper's book enhances our understanding of the processes by which enslaved people in the British Empire gained juridical freedom during the 1830s, and in its focus on absentee slaveholders living...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Jack Daniel Webb This essay examines contests over Haitian history between Haitian state actors and British observers—such as diplomats, travel writers, and “journalists”—around the time of Haiti’s commemorations of the centenary of independence in 1904. This was a time for the Haitian people...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 178–184.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Petal Samuel This review essay explores the extent to which the phenomenon of imperial “neglect” proposed in Christopher Taylor’s Empire of Neglect: The West Indies in the Wake of British Liberalism (2018) maintains saliency in the wake of national independence throughout the British Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 167–177.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Adom Getachew This review essay situates Christopher Taylor’s Empire of Neglect: The West Indies in the Wake of British Liberalism (2018) in the context of the two-decade-long debate about the emergence of a liberal imperialism during the nineteenth century. Through an examination of the political...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 154–167.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Susan Thorne The Slave Compensation Commission distributed no less than £20 million between 1834 and 1845, making compensation “the largest single financial operation undertaken by the British state to date.” In his book The Price of Emancipation , Nicholas Draper uses the commission's untapped...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 168–177.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Nicholas Draper Written within the framework originally established by Eric Williams, Nick Draper's book The Price of Emancipation analyzes the £20 million compensation paid to slave owners by the British state in the 1830s, showing that 5 to 10 percent of the British elites of the time were...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 104–118.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Nalini Mohabir; Ronald Cummings This interview provides a rich account of Frank Birbalsingh’s experiences from his early life in colonial British Guiana in the early part of the twentieth century to his continuing work as a literary scholar and critic in diaspora. What is also revealed...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 185–193.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Christopher Taylor This essay serves as a response to the review essays by Adom Getachew and Petal Samuel on the author’s 2018 Empire of Neglect: The West Indies in the Wake of British Liberalism . Exploring how the history of liberal capitalism that Empire of Neglect tells might afford critical...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 37–43.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and Jamaica from the 1860s to 1898; the West Indies Federation became a governing body in the British Caribbean territories from 1958–62. These “con-federated” forms reverberate together in the idea of trans-Caribbean unity as a utopian reference for anti-imperial sovereignty and the decolonial achievement...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 133–146.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Natasha Lightfoot The crisis unleashed in Barbuda by Hurricane Irma in 2017 followed centuries of neglect by the British colonial state and then by the postcolonial government of its sister island, Antigua. Barbuda developed customary communal-land tenure as a result of its peculiarities in slavery...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 167–174.
Published: 01 March 2021
... to narrate the violence of the British empire through family stories. The long-intertwined histories of England and the Caribbean inevitably lead to slavery’s archives, and in the final section of the book, Carby describes the lives of her earliest ancestors on a Jamaican coffee plantation. In response...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 175–185.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., and of the sedimented yet contingent racial logics underlying constructions of Englishness and Britishness. This brief discussion essay considers the book’s eccentric form and method as a challenge to imperial history, its methodological commitments, and its archival moorings. Carby offers a powerful critique...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 24–45.
Published: 01 July 2022
... deploys dougla —the name for people of mixed Indian and African descent who exist as a “flaw” in the British colonial hierarchy of race—as a critical lens for exposing photographic flaws that rupture the smooth surface of the picturesque in ethnographic tableaux of “coolies” and Orientalizing portraits...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 26–38.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Michelle Stephens Looking back at the dialogue between Black British Cultural Studies and African American Studies that occurred during the 1980s and 1990s, when Stuart Hall first asked the question, “What is this black in black popular culture?” this article explores how that conversation has...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 24–42.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Christian Høgsbjerg This essay examines C. L. R. James's relationship to the heroic and inspiring arc of labour rebellions that swept the colonial British Caribbean during the 1930s. The essay begins by discussing James's 1932 work putting the case for West Indian self-government, The Life...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 186–196.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo Apart from the fact that it is one of very few book-length studies of a Caribbean-based British Caribbean black intellectual from the nineteenth century, and one of even fewer written by a literary studies scholar, Faith L. Smith's Creole Recitations stands out because...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 71–83.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Faith Smith This essay argues that the death of a fictional photographer in the 1907 novel Rupert Gray: A Tale in Black and White allays anxieties posed by photographic surveillance and “feminization.” Even if the novel's faith in the British Empire disqualifies it from being radical, its portrayal...