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Black power in Bermuda : the struggle for decolonization /
Quito Swan.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
description
xxii, 240 p.
ISBN
0230619061 (hbk.), 9780230619067 (hbk.)
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author
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New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
isbn
0230619061 (hbk.)
9780230619067 (hbk.)
contents note
Introduction: The truth is an offense : Black power in a British colony -- Negroes dressed in insolence : boycotts, Black Muslims, and racial uprisings (1959-1968) -- Another unknown soldier : Pauulu -- A Bermuda Triangle of imperialism -- Blueprint for freedom : the 1969 Black Power Conference -- Wake the town and tell the people : the Black Beret Cadre emerges -- The empire strikes back : the government's war against the Berets -- We don't need no water : the Cadre burns the Union Jack -- Robin Hood was Black in my hood : "Buck" Burrows and the assassinations (1972-1977) -- Conclusion: Babylon gave them a ride : Blackness in contemporary Bermuda.
abstract
"A transnational, Pan-African youth movement, Black power in Bermuda sought freedom for Blacks from the island's White oligarchy and independence from British colonialism. It was spearheaded by activists such as Pauulu Kamarakafego and the Black Beret Cadre. The Cadre maintained relationships with revolutionary organizations across the African diaspora, such as the Black Panthers. Emerging in the late 1960s, the movement witnessed the assassinations of Bermuda's British chief of police and governor (1972-1973). Swan carefully details the island's colonial government's attempts to destroy the movement through military tactics, extensive propaganda, and the implementation of token social concessions"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
7018821
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Quito Swan is an Assistant Professor of History at Howard University, Washington, D.C. He teaches courses on the global African Diaspora. His primary research interests include transnational Black protest and anti-colonial movements, Garveyism, Black Power, and socio-cultural movements in the African Diaspora. This is his first book.
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"Black Power and Decolonization both have been profoundly pivotal movements but it is only with the publication of this marvelous and riveting book that these two potent trends have been linked so effectively. Persuasively argued and beautifully written, this book makes an effective case for the importance of Bermuda as a laboratory for political developments that reverberated significantly on the U.S. mainland."Gerald Horne, Author ofMau Mau in Harlem?: The U.S. and the Liberation of Kenya "Black Power in Bermudais a concise and scholarly discussion of the struggle for civil rights, Black nationalism, and political independence evolving in Bermuda during the mid to late twentieth century. Dr. Swan grounds his analysis in the historical context for rights that was pursued by blacks in Bermuda before this period and he demonstrates the interconnectedness between these local political movements and the larger, global, anti-colonialism of the period. Bermuda, he demonstrates, was part them: as influential contributor, as receiver of influence. Dr. Swan's narrative, strongly reflective of classic historiographic method, adeptly utilizing considerable primary and secondary source material, provides an important and powerful voice to the discourse on Bermuda's political history, and is destined to become a classic in the field."--Clarence V.H. Maxwell, Assistant Professor, Latin American and Caribbean History, Millersville University
"Black Power and Decolonization both have been profoundly pivotal movements but it is only with the publication of this marvelous and riveting book that these two potent trends have been linked so effectively. Persuasively argued and beautifully written, this book makes an effective case for the importance of Bermuda as a laboratory for political developments that reverberated significantly on the U.S. mainland."Gerald Horne, Author of Mau Mau in Harlem?: The U.S. and the Liberation of Kenya " Black Power in Bermuda is a concise and scholarly discussion of the struggle for civil rights, Black nationalism, and political independence evolving in Bermuda during the mid to late twentieth century. Dr. Swan grounds his analysis in the historical context for rights that was pursued by blacks in Bermuda before this period and he demonstrates the interconnectedness between these local political movements and the larger, global, anti-colonialism of the period. Bermuda, he demonstrates, was part them: as influential contributor, as receiver of influence. Dr. Swan's narrative, strongly reflective of classic historiographic method, adeptly utilizing considerable primary and secondary source material, provides an important and powerful voice to the discourse on Bermuda's political history, and is destined to become a classic in the field."--Clarence V.H. Maxwell, Assistant Professor, Latin American and Caribbean History, Millersville University
"Black Power and Decolonization both have been profoundly pivotal movements but it is only with the publication of this marvelous and riveting book that these two potent trends have been linked so effectively. Persuasively argued and beautifully written, this book makes an effective case for the importance of Bermuda as a laboratory for political developments that reverberated significantly on the U.S. mainland."Gerald Horne, Author ofMau Mau in Harlem?: The U.S. and the Liberation of Kenya
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Summaries
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This book examines the impact of Black Power on the British colony of Bermuda, where the 1972-73 assassinations of its British Police Commissioner and Governor reflected the Movement's denouncement of British imperialism and the island's racist and oligarchic society. Contrasting the image of the island as a racially harmonious haven for tourists, Black Power was birthed from Bermuda's Black radical tradition.
Library of Congress Summary
"A transnational, Pan-African youth movement, Black power in Bermuda sought freedom for Blacks from the island's White oligarchy and independence from British colonialism. It was spearheaded by activists such as Pauulu Kamarakafego and the Black Beret Cadre. The Cadre maintained relationships with revolutionary organizations across the African diaspora, such as the Black Panthers. Emerging in the late 1960s, the movement witnessed the assassinations of Bermuda's British chief of police and governor (1972-1973). Swan carefully details the island's colonial government's attempts to destroy the movement through military tactics, extensive propaganda, and the implementation of token social concessions"--Provided by publisher.
Main Description
A transnational, pan-African youth movement, Black Power in Bermuda sought freedom for Blacks from the island's White oligarchy and independence from British colonialism. It was spearheaded by activists such as Pauulu Kamarakafego and the Black Beret Cadre. The Cadre maintained relationships with revolutionary organizations across the African Diaspora, such as the Black Panthers. Emerging in the late 1960s, the Movement witnessed the assassinations of Bermuda's British Chief of Police and Governor (1972-1973). Swan carefully details the island's colonial government's attempts to destroy the Movement through military tactics, extensive propaganda, and the implementation of token social concessions.
Description for Bookstore
This book examines the impact of Black Power on the British colony of Bermuda, where the 1972-73 assassinations of its British Police Commissioner and Governor reflected the Movement's denouncement of British imperialism and the island's racist and oligarchic society.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This text examines the impact of black power on the British colony of Bermuda, where the 1972-73 assassinations of its British Police Commissioner and Governor reflected the Movement's denouncement of British imperialism and the island's racist and oligarchic society.
Table of Contents
List of Figures, Maps, and Tablesp. ix
Prefacep. xi
List of Abbreviationsp. xv
Introduction: The Truth is an Offense: Black Power in a British Colonyp. 1
Negroes Dressed in Insolence: Boycotts, Black Muslims, and Racial Uprisingsp. 11
Another Unknown Soldier: Pauulup. 35
A Bermuda Triangle of Imperialismp. 53
Blueprint for Freedom: Bermuda's Black Power Conference of 1969p. 77
Wake the Town and Tell the People: The Black Beret Cadre Emergesp. 95
The Empire Strikes Back: The Government's War against the Beretsp. 113
We Don't Need No Water: The Cadre Burns the Union Jackp. 137
Robin Hood was Black in My Hood: ƓErskineƶ Buck Burrows and the Assassinations (1972-77)p. 163
Conclusion: Babylon Give Them a Ride: Blackness in Contemporary Bermudap. 183
Notesp. 197
Bibliographyp. 225
Indexp. 233
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