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Remnants of Conquest: The Island Caribs and their Visitors, 1877-1998

Peter Hulme


In 1877 a U.S. ornithologist stumbled across a small indigenous Caribbean population, the Caribs, still living in a remote part of the small island of Dominica. His account of his stay among the Caribs started a trickle of visitors which grew to a steady stream and is now in the full flood of mass tourism. This book offers an account and analysis of these visitors' writings as they struggle to understand the way of life of a 20th-century indigenous community, inhabitants of a postcolonial world. The visitors who have followed the ornithologist's footsteps include the novelist Jean Rhys, who wa ... More

Keywords: Caribs, Caribbean population, Dominica, Jean Rhys, postcolonial perceptions, indigeneity, indigenous community

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198112150
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112150.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Hulme, author
University of Essex