Foreword Reviews

Port of Spain

The Construction of a Caribbean City, 1888-1962

2018 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, History (Adult Nonfiction)

By drawing on a rich array of written and visual sources, Stuempfle immerses the reader in the sights and sounds of the city’s streets, parks, yards and various buildings to reveal how this complex environment evolved as a realm of collective endeavour and imagination. He argues that the urban landscape served as a key site for the display and negotiation of Trinidad’s social order during its gradual transition from colonial rule to self-government.