Book Outline
Quest for Caribbean Unity: Beyond Colonialism

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This volume is the second of a trilogy on the re-publication of essays and commentaries that appeared in the "Flambeau" magazine between 1965 and 1968 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The first volume entitled "Search for Identity" focused on St. Vincent and the Grenadines. This volume focuses on the wider Caribbean as well as on philosophical and religious topics, among others. The authors are mostly Vincentian-born but there are a few invited contributors from other Caribbean countries as well from U.S.A. and the former Yugoslavia. The editors believe that many of the essays still have such relevance to today's Caribbean society that re-publication is very appropriate. The essays also provide a benchmark against which to judge the progress that has been made in Caribbean society over the last forty years. As such, it should be fascinating reading, not only for the older folk, but also for the young people of this generation
Kenneth John received his B.Sc. in Government from the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica and his Ph.D. in Government from Manchester University. He is also trained as a barrister-at-law. He entered politics briefly in St. Vincent and the Grenadines as a candidate of the Democratic Freedom Movement. He writes a weekly column in the "Vincentian" newspaper. He also practices law in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Baldwin King received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica and his Ph.D. in physical/inorganic chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. He has taught Applied Chemistry at U.W.I. Mona and currently teaches Physical Chemistry at Drew University, New Jersey, USA where he is Professor of Chemistry. His research interests include inorganic chemotherapeutic agents. He is the author of  "Introduction to Chemistry and the Environment" as well as a number of peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals.

Cheryl King received her B.A. in Political Science from Hunter College, City University of New York, New York, her Diploma in Education (Teaching of English) from the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica and her M.A. in Political Science from the Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York, New York. She is the author of  "Michael Manley and Democratic Socialism". She currently works in the Drew University Library, Madison, New Jersey, USA.

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines


1.The Guyanese Situation by Kenneth John   1
2.The Federal Idea and West Indies Political Association  by Kenneth John   7
3.Customs Union and the Little Seven by Wallace Dear   15
4.Footnotes on Slavery by Kenneth John   21
5.On Afro-West Indian Thinking by Kerwyn Morris   31
6.Issues in the Jamaica-Windwards Banana War by George Beckford   35
7.Gary Sobers and the Brisbane Revolution by Woodville Marshall 43
8.Independence, Unity and Non-Alignment by Kerwyn Morris   55
9.Historical Materialism and Caribbean Destiny by Kerwyn Morris
10.Social and Economic Problems in the Windward Islands by
          Woodville Marshall   69             
11. Education and Social Goals by Kenneth John   77
12.Some Political Aspects of Independence by E. Augustus and W. Rodney   83
13.Economic Integration in Central America by John W. Crow   89
14.The Future Role of Caribbean Youth by Kenneth John   99
15.The Day I Saw Forbes Burnham by F. W. Dowers   107
16.The Children of Sisyphus - A Review by Karl John   109
17.Some Aspects of Scientific Philosophy by Baldwin King   113
18.The Democratic Process and the Single Party in the New States by Daniel                    Williams   121
19.He Defended Euro-American Imperialism and Exploitation by Kerwyn Morris                 129
20.Man and His Religion by Marcia Harold   133
21.Obstacles to Economic Growth by Arnhim Eustace   139
22.Ideological Sanity by Cedric Harold   147
23.The School and the Community by Claudon Fraser   153
24.Reflections on Race Relations in the USA by Jean Norris   159
25.C. L. R. James-The Man and His Work by Martin Glaberman   167
26.On Facing Realities in Economics and Politics by Cedric Harold   171
27.A Teacher's Life and Terms by Marcia Harold   177
28.Beyond a Boundary  A Review by Timothy Hector   181
29.Slavery  Total Institution or Total System by Castine Quashie   185
30.        Some Facts About Yugoslavia by Oskar Novak   193