Women in Grenadian History, 1783-1983
204 Pages, 0.00 x 0.00 x 0.00
- Published: May 2010
This engaging publication is a pioneering work on the experiences of Grenadian women over two centuries of British colonialism, “Gairyism” and socialist revolution. It moves away from a narrow approach of highlighting outstanding figures and revolutionary women to one that encompasses the experiences of women of all walks of life to present a picture of Grenadian society through the eyes of women estate workers, domestics, teachers, civil servants, doctors, lawyers, revolutionaries and politicians. In this way it captures the story of Grenadian women in its richness and complexity.
Extensive use of primary sources, estate records, Colonial Office correspondence, church records and oral interviews provide a wealth of information about mortality, health and education, social relations, and economic realities over two hundred years.
List of Abbreviations
Note on Currency and Conversion
Women in Grenadian Slave Society, 1783–1838
Post-Emancipation Women, Part 1: 1838–1899
Post-Emancipation Women, Part 2: 1900–1950
Post-Emancipation Women, Part 3: 1951–1979
Women in the Grenada Revolution, 1979–1983