New publication from the Institute for the Study of the Americas

Monday 9 February 2009

Base Colonies in the Western Hemisphere, 1940-1967, by Steven High

This book examines the social, economic and political aftermath of the famous Anglo-American 'destroyers-for-bases' deal of 2nd September 1940 that saw fifty obsolete U.S. destroyers exchanged for 'base colonies' in Trinidad, Bermuda, Newfoundland and the Bahamas. While the diplomatic importance of the destroyers for bases deal has been widely acknowledged, few have examined the social impact of these 'friendly invasions' on the base colonies themselves. Published February 2009, Palgrave Macmillan.