This study has been divided into seven parts, each one treating a particular aspect of West Indian history.
The Economic Background
Immigration and Emigration
The Public Welfare
Oraganization for Development
The United States and the Caribbean
The chapters as well as their sub-divisions have been developed from examination syllabuses.
Isaac Dookhan arrived at the University of the Virgin Islands in 1970 from his native Guyana. Dookhan held the position of professor of history and historian-writer in residence until his passing in 1990.