'I'Se a Man': Political Awakening and the 1942 Riot in the Bahamas
The Journal of Caribbean History, Vol. 41, Nos. 1 & 2, 2007
21 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2010
Date Written: January 1, 2007
This article is an effort to retell the story of the 1942 riot in the Bahamas. Although the riot was triggered by a labour dispute, it was the first sign of political awakening in the colony's Black community. It was the first in a series of tremors along the fault line that divided the rich White from the poorer Black Bahamians, and was arguably the start of a political movement that eventually led to majority rule and independence.
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