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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 (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 (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 (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 (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 110–121.
Published: 01 July 2020
... conducted, some engineers speculated that the bias was not solely an issue of finance but reflected Burnham’s belief that he had unwavering voter support among urban Afro-Guyanese. Their speculations align with a model of creole nationalism that Percy Hintzen argues created a political vacuum for Burnham’s...
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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
... people in the Caribbean continue to be criminalized and punished in an international system that relies on increasingly sophisticated technologies such as free market fundamentals, state violence, and securitized finance to deny the necessaries of life.” For Mullings, the criminalization of the Caribbean...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 17–39.
Published: 01 November 2017
... off, cleared, settled; finance capital can operate only under teleological systems ordered by predictable timelines and distinct endpoints. By contrast, Caribbean Canadian literature and reparatory discourses alike repeatedly deny firm breaks between colonial, postcolonial, and transnational world...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 90–104.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Caribbean states have also been viewed as part of global archipelagos of offshore finance for wealthy individuals and companies seeking to escape higher taxation in their “home” countries. 9 This occurs through a series of irregular practices frequently linked to the movement of capital out of high...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 154–171.
Published: 01 July 2013
... of those dominating the corporate managerial structure had achieved their positions by virtue of their social ties to the white community, Beckles questioned the extent to which the racialized culture of business and finance threatened the principles of democracy on which the Barbadian nation-state...
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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 (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 (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
... into the dynamics of the period. Gusti-Klara Gaillard's study of Haitian debt in the late nineteenth century is a critical contribution to our understanding of the economy and state finances of the country. And a chapter in a recent economic history of the Caribbean by Victor Bulmer-Thomas offers a useful summary...
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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
... financed the building of, and no insurance company has ever insured, a private home in Barbuda. Everyone there has scraped to build—or after natural disasters, rebuild—their own homes using their own resources. Barbudans’ stake in the land is deep and personal. Irma’s 2017 landfall, while a tragic...
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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...