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Trinidad and Tobago
A social and cultural examination of Trinidad and Tobago.
# 117496 | 1,562 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 06, 2009 in Anthropology (Cultural) , Anthropology (South American) , History (General)

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The paper briefly looks at how the history of Trinidad and Tobago influenced its present cultural and social realms. The paper reviews several Internet sites on the cultural and social aspects of Trinidad and Tobago. The paper then discusses how Western culture is highly responsible for the current cultural/social conditions of Trinidad and Tobago. The paper relates that Trinidad and Tobago as a multi-racial society is not plagued by problems of discrimination and then notes the central roles of music and "liming" in the culture of Trinidad and Tobago.

Literature Review
A Comparison to Western Culture

From the Paper:

"In 1498, Christopher Columbus arrived at what is now Trinidad and soon after, the Spaniards settled the island which continued to expand for many years. As a result of this expansion, the original native inhabitants known as the Arawak and Carib Indians were virtually wiped out, mainly due to diseases brought over from Europe by the Spaniard conquerors. Trinidad "remained under Spanish rule until the British captured it in 1797" when most of the population was made up of French ex-patriots, freed blacks and other European settlers. During this time known as the Colonial Period when Great Britain was expanding its empire into all of the Western hemisphere, the economy and social makeup of Trinidad "relied on large sugar and cocoa plantations," while at the same time, the island of Tobago, occupied by French, Dutch and British forces, "fought a long struggle over the possession of the island which changed hands some twenty-two times.""

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Background Note: Trinidad and Tobago." Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs.U.S. Department of State. Internet. 2006. Retrieved from
  • "Background Note: Trinidad and Tobago." U.S. Department of State. Internet. 2006.Retrieved from
  • "Communicating with Trinidadians and Tobagonians." Trinidad and Tobago: Cultural Profiles Project. Internet. 2004. Retrieved from
  • Office of the Prime Minister, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Internet. 2006.Retrieved from
  • Tidwell, Charles H. "Trinidad and Tobago: Customs and Issues." Andrews University. Internet. 2001. Retrieved from

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