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Siren Songs: a history of Bermuda from 1960 to 1980

ByJonathan Land Evans

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Continuing the author's wide-ranging series of books on Bermuda's modern history, "Siren Songs" covers a very prosperous but also very troubled period, notable for controversial political modernisation, labour unrest, Black Power extremism and crime, yet also for continued success in tourism and a growing success in international business (including a promising new industry in the form of "captive" insurance companies for major American corporations, which would eventually make tiny mid-Atlantic Bermuda the world's third-largest insurance market). Agitation for universal adult suffrage, the emergence of the left-wing Progressive Labour Party as the island's first big political party, and the embracing by many black Bermudians of fashionable anti-white, anti-Establishment radicalism from the wider world, set the stage for a tumultuous period, even as the electorate repeatedly voted for the more moderate, centre-right and bi-racial, United Bermuda Party. Meanwhile, Bermuda remained a significant NATO outpost.

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Publication Date
Oct 27, 2015
Language
English
Category
History
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Jonathan Land Evans

Specifications

Pages
576
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)

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