By Gerald C Horne

Inquisitive about the area as an entire and drawing from records in Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados, Guyana, St. Kitts, Antigua, the U.S. and U.K., this booklet info the region's effect at the U.S. (particularly  on Jim Crow), because it charts the British Empire's retreat within the face of a problem from Washington.

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Shortly before his anguished protest, they complained that the “labourers of Westmoreland working on the estate of Messrs. ” Moreover, the police had just killed “six labourers of both sexes and more than fifty wounded and approximately one hundred arrested. . ”8 Often described as “riots,” these forceful and militant labor protests forced to the forefront of Jamaican political consciousness the dueling cousins—the more progressive Norman Manley and the regressive though flamboyant Alexander Bustamante—who were to dominate politics on the island for decades to come.

Similarly not reassuring was that besides seeking to contain a growing regional revolt, he had to contend with the fact that this rebellion was being materially assisted by Jamaicans and their allies in the United States. This was a double-edged sword: Washington could 36 CHAPTER TWO justifiably plead freedom of speech in allowing for a rising chorus of protest against British colonialism, allowing Jamaicans to develop a well-honed appreciation for this major power—but what would be the impact of this crusading on the United States itself?

60 Once Caribbean workers began taking on a global perspective, they could not help but wonder why a tiny island nation off the coast of Europe should control their region and so much else. Many Trinidadian workers had come to see that their exploitation was not altogether unique. At the same time they could hardly ignore the specificity of their own exploitation. Most could not purchase a bicycle and, thus, “had to walk distances of from five to eight miles to get home” from work. “Squalor, prostitution and hooliganism” were the three horses of the apocalypse with which they had to contend.

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