'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

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Virgil Henry Storr

George Mason University - Department of Economics; George Mason University - Mercatus Center; University of Arizona Center for the Philosophy of Freedom

Nona P. Martin

George Mason University

Date Written: January 1, 2007

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Storr, Virgil Henry and Martin, Nona P., 'I'Se a Man': Political Awakening and the 1942 Riot in the Bahamas (January 1, 2007). The Journal of Caribbean History, Vol. 41, Nos. 1 & 2, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1711235

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Nona P. Martin

George Mason University ( email )

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Fairfax, VA 22030
United States

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