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Book Chapter
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Author, Analytic
Lewis, Rupert
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Government
Title, Analytic
The significance of the Garvey movement among West Indian builders of the Panama Canal
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West Indian participation in the construction of the Panama Canal
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Kingston, Jamaica
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Latin American-Caribbean Centre, University of the West Indies
Date of Publication
2000
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61-64
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Abstract
During the mid 19th and early 20th centuries many West Indians migrated to Panama to help build the canal. Faced with harsh economic and social conditions they turned to the UNIA which provided them with the motivation to build structures to protect and better their condition.