Beyond the Legacy of the Missionaries and East Indians Jerome Teelucksingh intends to establish a revisionist perspective of the role of the Presbyterian Church in Trinidad in the enlightenment of the society, especially the faster rate of social mobility achieved by the Indo-Caribbean diaspora in the post-World War 1 era. Additionally, the Presbyterian Church in the Caribbean provided the vital human and financial resources needed to champion the elevation of Indian women. By simultaneously providing a formal education whilst assisting the poor and oppressed, the Canadian missionaries and locally-trained persons played a pivotal role in the colonial society.
Jerome Teelucksingh, Ph.D (2004), The University of the West Indies, is Lecturer in History. He has published monographs, chapters and co-edited books, including
Labour and the Decolonization Struggle in Trinidad and Tobago (Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2015) and
Ideology, Regionalism, and Society in Caribbean History (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).
All interested in the history of Presbyterianism in a British West Indian colony, and anyone concerned with the significance of religion in education and liberation.