Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Britain and the West Indies

Williams, Eric, Britain and the West Indies, London: Longman's for the University of Essex, 1969.

The fifth Noel Buxton Lecture of the University of Essex, 20 March 1969: “The withdrawal of European imperialism from the western hemisphere has given way to United States hegemony over the area; and there have also been signs in very recent times of new imperialisms rearing their heads in the Caribbean region. But, with a few significant exceptions, the age of European imperialism over the lands lying on the western side of the Papal Donation of 1493 is now over. This is, therefore, an appropriate time to re-evaluate the relationship over the centuries between Britain and the West Indies, the area in which England first cut her teeth as a colonial power.”

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