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Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

Labour and the Decolonization Struggle in Trinidad and Tobago

Authors: Teelucksingh, J.

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This book provides evidence that Labour in Trinidad and Tobago played a vital role in undermining British colonialism and advocating for federation and self-government. Furthermore, there is emphasis on the pioneering efforts of the Labour movement in party politics, social justice, and working class solidarity.

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Jerome Teelucksingh is a Lecturer at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago. His academic publications include Caribbean-Flavoured Presbyterianism, Caribbean Liberators and Caribbean Empire.

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“This book begins in the late nineteenth century and traces the organized labor movement in Trinidad and Tobago up until the postwar era and the origins of the shortlived British West Indian Federation. … Teelucksingh does raise promising questions and evidence that should create avenues for future analysis, documentation, and study. … this would be a place to develop broader arguments and connect his story to a longer historiography of labor mobilization and activism within the Caribbean.” (Jana Lipman, Labor Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, Vol. 13 (3-4), 2016)


"Jerome Teelucksingh has written a wide-ranging and very important book. Through his careful and thorough analysis of the Trinidad Workingmen's Association (later the Trinidad Labour Party), he reveals the crucial role that this Organization played in the development of working-class political and trade union culture in both Trinidad and the Caribbean as a whole. His immensely readable study fills a big gap and will be essential for all those interested in colonial labour history."

Marcel van der Linden, International Institute of Social History, the Netherlands

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Labour and the Decolonization Struggle in Trinidad and Tobago
Authors
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-46233-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137462336
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-46232-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49901-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 235
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