This article explores the history of the Foundation for Cultural Cooperation between the Netherlands, Suriname, and the Netherlands Antilles (Sticusa), asking how cultural institutions partook in the process of decolonization. Analyzing the perspectives of Sticusa collaborators and critics in the Caribbean, I argue that cultural actors saw decolonization as an opportunity to reorient cultures toward an emergent world order. In this process, they envisioned a range of horizons, from closer integration with Europe to enhanced affinity with the broader Americas. By the 1970s, however, these horizons narrowed to the attainment of national sovereignty, and Sticusa’s cultural experiment ended as a result.
Culture and Decolonization in the Dutch Caribbean, 1948–1975
Exile and Injustice in the French Empire, 1866–1876
the colony immediately. He hoped, therefore, that they could be redirected from France to the Antilles to find work. 14 Conditions on the voyage were harsh. As the maritime prefect in Toulon complained, the prisoners arrived in his care in “a
l'insurrection des populations de la Haute-Sangha et la pacification de l'espace rebelle (1928–1931)
émergente », art. cit. 46 Ministère de la guerre, Manuel à l'usage des troupes employées outre-mer. Deuxième partie. Fasc. 2 : Afrique Occidentale et Équatoriale. Antilles et Guyane , Paris, Charles-Lavauzelle et Cie, 1937. 47 CHETOM, 15 H 54, Dossier