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- DescriptionA leader in the social movement that achieved Trinidad and Tobago's independence from Britain in 1962, Eric Williams (1911-1981) served as its first prime minister. Although much has been written about Williams as a historian and a politician, Maurice St. Pierre is the first to offer a full-length treatment of him as an intellectual. St. Pierre focuses on Williams's role t only in challenging the colonial exploitation of Trinbagonians but also in seeking to educate and mobilize them in an effort to generate a collective identity in the struggle for independence. Drawing on extensive archival research and using a conflated theoretical framework, the author offers a portrait of Williams that shows how his experiences in Trinidad, England, and America radicalized him and how his relationships with other Caribbean intellectuals-along with Aime Cesaire in Martinique, Juan Bosch in the Dominican Republic, George Lamming of Barbados, and Frantz Fan from Martinique-enabled him to seize opportunities for social change and make a significant contribution to Caribbean epistemology.
- Author BiographyMaurice St. Pierre, author of Anatomy of Resistance: Anti-Colonialism in Guyana, 1823-1966, is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Anthropology at Morgan State University, USA.
- Author(s)Maurice St. Pierre
- PublisherUniversity of Virginia Press
- Date of Publication28/02/2015
- SubjectGovernment & Constitution
- Series TitleNew World Studies
- Place of PublicationCharlottesville
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Virginia Press
- Weight363 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
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