Chattel House Blues

Chattel House Blues : Making of a Democratic Society in Barbados, from Clement Payne to Owen Arthur

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This is an account of the struggles of Black Barbadians in the 20th century to secure a place within the island their labour had built. Politically enfranchised, but economically disenfranchised, education was seen as the only way out of the cane field.
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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 152 x 228mm
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 085255494X
  • 9780852554944

Table of contents

Preface - Introduction: Building a Nation with the Grassroots - Freedom & Justice: Clement Payne's 1937 Revolution - Democracy from Below: Political Enfranchisement, 1937-1950 - Children of 1937: Economic Divide & Labour Politics - Nursing Colonial Wounds: The Health of the Working Class in 1937 - Children of '37: Independence & Nationalism - Chattel House Blues: Economic Enfranchisement Movement Begins - Mutual Affair: Struggle for an Economic Democracy - Kamau's Journey: From Bimshire to Barbados - Crisis of Nationalism under Globalisation - Rethinking Nationhood: The Caribbean Context - Appendices - Bibliography
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