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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 187–196.
Published: 01 July 2020
... and the illicit and the piracy and smuggling of the past to the money laundering, tax evasion, and drug smuggling of the present. Copyright © 2020 by Small Axe, Inc. 2020 Caribbean economy trade and illegal commerce racism finance imperialism On 17 January 1920 the SS Frederick Douglass...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 169–180.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Beverley Mullings This essay considers how the historical production of the Caribbean as a space of relative surplus populations is implicated in contemporary efforts to criminalize and contain flows of finance across its borders. Extending a key theme in Jovan Scott Lewis’s Scammer’s Yard...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 50–70.
Published: 01 March 2013
... to tell the story of Garvey's involvement and association with the Brotherhood movement, this essay also suggests that Garvey's patrons in the movement financed his return to Jamaica but that the outbreak of World War I interrupted their support and thus the implementation of his plan for a Jamaican...
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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)): 175–186.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., imperialism, and (neo)colonialism in the epoch of US-led finance capitalism. Then it builds on Hudson’s concept of “racial capitalism,” which the author defines and explicates as a war-driven racially hierarchical global system constituting white supremacist accumulation, dependent extraction, imperial...
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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 (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 110–121.
Published: 01 July 2020
... utilities and the increasing role of finance capital (rather than productive capital) in state planning for extractive industries. 15 He went so far as to argue that the “problems for devising technology policy” should not be assessed solely with methods related to economic growth, such as commodity...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 61–68.
Published: 01 March 2020
... the occupation to acquire Haitian debt, take control of the country’s finances, and ensure that those finances were directed toward handsomely paying off US investors. The US military essentially operates, Johnson shows, as debt collectors for US capital. 9 Several key figures in later West Indian...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 179–180.
Published: 01 March 2012
... on African Canadian thought and completing the manuscript “Dark Finance: Wall Street and the West Indies, 1873–1933.” Erica Moiah James is an assistant professor in the Departments of the History of Art and African American Studies at Yale University. Prior to joining the Yale faculty, she served...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 191–204.
Published: 01 March 2022
... , 1 January 2005, bombmagazine.org/articles/david-scott . 15 Noxolo, “Inside the Circle,” 166. 16 Beverley Mullings, “Criminalization on a World Scale: Racial Capitalism, Finance, and the Crime of Poverty in the Caribbean,” this issue of Small Axe , 180. 17 For 2020 the World...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 17–39.
Published: 01 November 2017
...—if any—of this money was spent on the public good. For more on how the risks of the finance economy fall disproportionately on subaltern and postcolonial subjects rather than on their creditors, see James Heintz and Radhika Balakrishnan, “Debt, Power, and Crisis: Social Stratification and the Inequitable...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 90–104.
Published: 01 November 2018
... received criticism for ongoing issues related to corruption and a lack of accountability for irregular economic and political decision making. Selected Caribbean states have also been viewed as part of global archipelagos of offshore finance for wealthy individuals and companies seeking to escape higher...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 154–171.
Published: 01 July 2013
... Anthropology 42, no. 1 (2001): 125–38. To be sure, not all states are equally positioned to navigate these relationships, a point we should bear in mind when we consider how this process materializes across a structurally adjusted Caribbean in free trade zones, the financing of ministry-run initiatives...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 164–166.
Published: 01 March 2010
... to see speed work. She sat next to a man. He was tall and talkative. “I live in London. I live in New York.” You live in transit. “Finance. I work in Frankfurt, Shanghai, and Dubai.” You’re from Essex. “My parents live in Jamaica.” Nestled above Oracabessa, they nest down Jacks River Road...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 200–202.
Published: 01 March 2014
... at Vanderbilt University. His essays have appeared in Small Axe , Radical History Review , Race and Class , and Transition: An International Review , and he is currently completing a manuscript titled “Dark Finance: Wall Street and the West Indies, 1873–1933.” He is coediting “Black Canada,” a special issue...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 45–68.
Published: 01 November 2010
... in overseas French territories and departments. This fund came from the French Overseas Ministry, the Ministry of Culture, and the National Center of Cinema. For example, Jean-Claude Flamand Barny’s filmNèg mawon received money from this fund. If you add pri- vate financing...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 72–79.
Published: 01 July 2014
..., 2007). 11 See, for instance, James Franklin, The Present State of Hayti (Saint Domingo), with Remarks on Its Agriculture, Commerce, Laws, Religion, Finances, and Population (London: J. Murray, 1828). 10 Victor Schoelcher, Colonies étrangères et Haiti: Résultats de l'emancipation...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 168–177.
Published: 01 March 2012
... and legacies to merge into the established aristocracy and gentry beyond those identified as slave owners themselves. Slavery did help fund the accu- mulation of cultural objects both from continental Europe and from further abroad. Slavery did finance the building of country houses and bequeath a series...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 133–146.
Published: 01 July 2020
...-this-year/ . This legal initiative successfully halted airport construction in early 2019. But such community efforts may be fleeting at best—the Antiguan government is pushing to complete the airport and any other internationally financed development plans at all costs and will likely permanently undo...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): vii–x.
Published: 01 March 2017
.... But it was also a period of impending organizational and financial crisis. As Hill puts it, the period “represents the moment of political apotheosis for the movement, but also the moment when the finances of Garvey's Black Star Line went into freefall.” One of the outstanding documents collected in this volume...