Race, Nation, and West Indian Immigration to Honduras, 1890-1940

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LSU Press, 2010 - History - 202 pages
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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 countryĆs fr.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
1 THE HONDURAN LIBERAL REFORMS AND THE RISE OF WEST INDIAN MIGRATION
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Map of fruit companies on the North Coast of Honduras
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2 HONDURAN IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION AND THE RISE OF ANTIWEST INDIAN SENTIMENT
37
The Intellectual Response to West Indian Immigration
54
4 WEST INDIAN CULTURAL RETENTION AND COMMUNITY FORMATION ON THE NORTH COAST
74
The Racial Realities of British Identity among West Indians in Honduras
97
The Deportation of West Indian Workers from Tela and Trujillo Honduras 19301939
115
EPILOGUE
136
NOTES
145
Bibliography
171
Index
195
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Glenn A. Chambers is an assistant professor of history at Texas A&M University in College Station.