Reviewed in The Journal of Economic History .
Reviewed in Political Science Quarterly © 1971.
Reviewed by Thomas G. Mathews in Social Research © 1969.
Reviewed in American Sociological Review © 1970.
Reviewed in Science & Society © 1969.
Reviewed in American Anthropologist.
From the author’s Preface:
This study is a mere sketch, a synoptic sociological account of an island community up to the time of its attainment of political independence in 1962. My hope is that it will provide some measure of enlightenment for both the general reader and the professional scholar. I have not attempted to supplant earlier histories and monographs on Trinidad and Tobago; rather, one of my principal aims has been to place some of these earlier studies in a broader social and historical context, and to add some findings and chapters of my own concerning the development of this fascinating new nation.