Historiography of the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands, Cayman Islands and Belize
When considering the historiography of these four former British colonies or sub-dependencies - of which only the Bahamas and Belize were by 1992 fully independent countries - the predominant theme which suggests itself is marginality. Historiographical marginality in this case is conceived as a function of other forms of marginality: geographical, economic, political, social, cultural, and what, for want of more felicitous terms, could be called an underdeveloped national consciousness, or sense of quite how each territory fits into its wider Caribbean context.1
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