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Sharks & Sardines: Blacks in Business in Trinidad and Tobago

Author

Selwyn Ryan , LouAnne Barclay


Synopsis

This book explores the experience of Afro-Trinidadians and Tobagonians and other West Indians as entrepeneurs. Much has been written about the constitutional and political experience of peoples of African descent after their emancipation from slavery. A great deal has also been written about their various economic struggles with the plantocracy and the mercantile elite which controlled the economy of the island after 1838. Not much has been written about their efforts to become involved in business activity as independent operators since it is generally assumed that such efforts were never seriously made. This book seeks to fill this gap, albeit in a preliminary way. It also examines in greater detail the experiences of black men and women who sought to become economic entrepeneurs in the period after political independence was achieved in 1962.

Publication

1992

ISBN

976 618 014 8

Price

US$ TT$

Status

Out of Print