Canada's connection to the Caribbean is a long-standing one: sailing ships from Halifax plied the trade routes in the nineteenth century carrying cod and timber south and bringing back sugar and rum. Missionaries and bankers followed, and many of them stayed.
In recent years politics and business in the region have undergone drastic changes and most countries have gained formal independence. Canada has not always adapted well to these changes and is not necessarily regarded as a friendly country by many West Indians.
In this book, first published in 1977, Robert Chodos offers a broad-ranging exploration of Canada's Caribbean connection, combining a concern for the broad issues it entails with a perceptive reporter's eye for telling detail.
About the author
ROBERT CHODOS is an experienced author and translator who has published widely in the fields of Canadian business, politics, and transportation and of Quebec history. Among his most recent books are The Unmaking of Canada (1991), Lost in Cyberspace? (1997), and Paul Martin: A Political Biography (1998), all co-written with Rae Murphy and Eric Hamovitch, and all published by Lorimer.
Other titles by Robert Chodos
Justice for Canada's Aboriginal Peoples
Rogue in Power
Why Stephen Harper is Remaking Canada by Stealth
A Political Biography
Quebec in a New World
The Story of a Canadian Social Revolution
New Thinking and New Approaches to the Quebec Nation
Navigating the Twentieth Century
Lost in Cyberspace?
Canada and the Information Revolution
Robert Bourassa and Quebecers 1990-1992