Creating Caribbean Vacationlands: Women and the Cold War Logics of Tropical Travel (1945-1960)
Friday, April 15th, 2022 at 2:00PM
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Elizabeth S. Manley is a Kellogg Endowed Professor of History at Xavier University of Louisiana. Her new project, tentatively titled Imagining the Tropics, looks at the role of women in the development of twentieth-century Caribbean tourism. Imagining the Tropics complicates a history that views modern tourism as a predominantly male-constructed fantasy, clarifies the mechanisms that built Caribbean visions of tropical escape, and frames a regional approach that highlights the incredible impact of women - Caribbean and otherwise - on this ever-expanding industry (NEH). Manley has received funding for the project from the American Philosophical Society, the Pan American Airways Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is currently a fellow at the National Humanities Center.