“Nobody in This World Is Better Than Us” : Calypso in the Age of Decolonization and Civil Rights

“The close diplomatic, economic, and military ties that comprise the ‘special relationship’ between the United States and Great Britain have received significant attention from historians over the years. Less frequently noted are the countries’ shared experiences of empire, white supremacy, racial inequality, and neoliberalism–and the attendant struggles for civil rights and political reform that have marked their recent history. This state-of-the-field collection traces the contours of this other ‘special relationship,’ exploring its implications for our understanding of the development of an internationally interconnected civil rights movement. Here, scholars from a range of research fields contribute essays on a wide variety of themes, from solidarity protests to calypso culture to white supremacy”–

“Nobody in This World Is Better Than Us” : Calypso in the Age of Decolonization and Civil Rights

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