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Race and Class in the Colonial Bahamas, 1880-1960
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Race and Class in the Colonial Bahamas, 1880-1960

Gail Saunders


Race Relations in the Colonial Bahamas, 1880-1960, describes Bahamian society through key phases in race and class interactions over an eight-decade span that took the nation from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. The author first examines how the Bahamas’ geographical features contributed to race and class divisions within the population. The form these divisions took and efforts to combat them over time are the subject of the rest of the book, beginning with nonwhites’ organization of a Black Nationalist Movement identified with Pan Africanism. Some Bahamians, fleeing oppress ... More

Keywords: race relations, racial segregation, discrimination, Garveyism, tourism, Etienne Dupuch, Lynden Pindling, Randol Fawkes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780813062549
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813062549.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gail Saunders, author
The College of the Bahamas