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Historical Dictionary of Trinidad and Tobago, Hardback Book

Historical Dictionary of Trinidad and Tobago Hardback

Part of the Historical Dictionaries of the Americas series


As separate entities and later a unified state, the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago boast very unique histories.

Initially claimed by the Spanish in 1498, these territories were affected by the imperialist thrusts of various European nations including the French, British and Dutch.

The mercantilist infiltrations of these groups, particularly in the 18th century, led to the islands' belated development as sugar producers and, particularly Trinidad, as a cradle of migration.

World War II and the development of the oil and tourism industries in the 20th century transformed the economies, culture and society of these islands.

The country has been one of the most important in the region in relation to economic and political leadership and as a centre of cultural development. Historical Dictionary of Trinidad and Tobago contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography.

The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Trinidad and Tobago.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 492 pages, 4 Maps; 2 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Dictionaries
  • ISBN: 9781538111451

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