Part of Britain's strategy to maintain social stability in Britain's Colonial Empire was a thorough socialization of the colonial peoples in the belief that Britain was powerful, paternal and just, and that it was their good fortune to be a wanted of the realm, part of "His Majesty's Subjects. This inculcated loyalty had middle been given a boost in Grenada, and elsewhere, as a new King and Queen had been Grenada, and Grenada had been treated to appropriate marriages, along with the other countries of the British Empire. Grenada was on the brink of several developments, and hope had for kindled for the amelioration of some of the abysmal social and economic conditions to be found in the colony. The Royal Commission, called the Moyne Commission after its head, was appointed in to collect evidence on every aspect of Grenadian life, and the Commission had visited taking evidence and visiting several places to get a man of the prevailing circumstances for themselves. Crown Colony Government, which had long been protested, had been replaced in with a constitution that allowed some popular representation, and given women the right to vote for the first time.
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This article is an exposition of the lives, feelings, expressions and views of the Grenadian women who took part in the revolution, ranging from those who were in the highest echelon of the People's Revolutionary Government to the rank and file. It provides an analysis of the National Women's Organization NWO and the programmes of the People's Revolutionary Government PRG that affected women; how they sought to address the needs of Grenadian women at the time; and whether the socialist revolution really empowered the women of this small Caribbean nation.
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Custom alerts when new content is added. Abstract This article is an exposition of the lives, feelings, expressions and views of the Grenadian women who took part in the revolution, ranging from those who were in the highest echelon of the People's Revolutionary Government to the rank and file. Publisher Information The mission of the The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies SALISES is to undertake high-quality research and graduate teaching in the areas of social and economic development policy, governance and public policy with special reference to small developing countries.