Trinidad and Tobago

  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Trinidad was discovered by Columbus in 1498 and colonized by the Spaniards in the 16th century. During the French Revolution a large number of French families settled in the island. In 1797, Great Britain being at war with Spain, Trinidad was occupied by the British and ceded to Great Britain by the Treaty of Amiens in 1802. Trinidad and Tobago were joined in 1889.


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Books of Reference

  1. Report of the Trinidad and Tobago Independence Conference, 1962. (Cmnd. 1757.) UMSO, 1062 Development Plan for Tobago. UMSO, 1957Google Scholar
  2. Economic Survey of Trinidad and Tobago, 1953–58. Government Printer, Port-of-Spain, 1950Google Scholar
  3. Fire Year Development Programme, 1958–1962. Government Printer, Port-of-Spain, 1958Google Scholar
  4. Trinidad and Tobago Year Book. Port-of-Spain. Annual (from 1865)Google Scholar
  5. Trade Directory of Trinidad and Tobago, 1963–64. London, 1963Google Scholar
  6. Braithwaite, L., Social Stratification in Trinidad. Social & Economic Studies, 2 (Jamaica) 1953Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1965

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