Rise and Fall of an Empire: A Progressive Caribbean emphasizes the significance of literature, media, history, slavery, culture and ideology which helped shape the Caribbean. This interdisciplinary work includes lesser known events, individuals and organizations that have emerged from colonialism and contributed to the foundations of a Caribbean Empire. Furthermore, these personalities and groups made valid contributions to the improvement and betterment of Caribbean societies. There are obvious contradictions within the Caribbean region that denote noteworthy progress whilst other indicators reflect a regression. Undoubtedly, these are features of a dynamic people and stable region that should be considered an Empire.
Jerome Teelucksingh is a senior lecturer at The University of the West Indies, in Trinidad and Tobago, and earned his PhD in history.
List of Tables - Preface - Introduction - Part I: Slavery and Genocide - Slaughter of the First Peoples - A Lost Generation: Enslaved Children - Part II: Religion, Culture and Conflict - Destroying Unity: Hosay Massacre of 1884 - Caribbean Responses to the Italian-Ethiopian War - Media and Caribbean Culture - Relevance of Dancehall Culture - Part III: Literary Criticism - Abuse, Exploitation and Oppression - Caribbean Novels and Their Realities - Shortcomings in A New World Order - Conclusion.