Thomas Bassett Macaulay and the Bahamas: Racism, Business and Canadian Sub-Imperialism

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Title
Thomas Bassett Macaulay and the Bahamas: Racism, Business and Canadian Sub-Imperialism
Abstract
An examination of the discussions that took place in 1911 about the possibility that the Bahamas might become a Canadian province. The driving force behind the campaign to annex the Bahamas to Canada was T.B. Macaulay (1860-1942), an executive with the Montreal-based Sun Life Assurance Company. Macaulay believed that Canada should assume more of the burden of governing Britain's colonies in the Western hemisphere. The author claims that contemporary anxieties about race contributed to the failure of Macaulay's initiative to gain much support outside the Bahamas.
Publication
Journal od Imperial & Commonwealth History
Volume
Vol. 37
Issue
no. 1
Pages
29-50
Date
March 2009
Language
en
Citation
Smith, Andrew. “Thomas Bassett Macaulay and the Bahamas: Racism, Business and Canadian Sub-Imperialism.” Journal od Imperial & Commonwealth History Vol. 37, no. 1 (March 2009): 29–50.
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