Race, Nation, and West Indian Immigration to Honduras, 1890-1940: A Border State's Union and Confederate Junior Officer Corps
At the turn of the twentieth century, Honduras witnessed the expansion of its banana industry and the development of the United Fruit Company and Standard Fruit into multinational corporations with significant political and economic influence in Latin America and the Caribbean. These companies relied heavily on an imported labor force, thousands of West Indian workers, whose arrival in Honduras immediately sparked anti-black and anti-immigrant sentiment throughout the country. Glenn A. Chambers examines the West Indian immigrant community in Honduras through the development of the country's fruit industry, revealing that West Indians fought to maintain their identities as workers, Protestants, blacks, and English speakers in the midst of popular Latin American nationalistic notions of mestizaje, or mixed-race identity.
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Map of fruit companies on the North Coast of Honduras
2 HONDURAN IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION AND THE RISE OF ANTIWEST INDIAN SENTIMENT
The Intellectual Response to West Indian Immigration
4 WEST INDIAN CULTURAL RETENTION AND COMMUNITY FORMATION ON THE NORTH COAST
The Racial Realities of British Identity among West Indians in Honduras