F305 Fall 2018 The War That Changed Bermuda
Tuesdays, 2:15–3:40, Sept. 18–Sept.25
Instructor: Janine Greenwood
In 1938 Bermuda was a bit of traditional Britain plus palm trees, and an elite vacation destination. Cruise ships and, more recently, PanAm Clippers brought vacationers from New York for sun, pink sand, and afternoon tea. World War II would replace cruise liners with convoys and tourists with British Imperial Censorship and the American Army and Navy. The island would never be the same. One focus of this course will be the little-known role of Bermuda in allied counter-espionage, but the course is not intended to be a military history of the war in the Atlantic. The course will examine the seismic shifts in Bermuda’s culture and economy.
Janine Greenwood began her career as a journalist and television producer, and recently retired after a second career of 40 years in the practice of law with media companies and nonprofit organizations. She received her undergraduate degree in history from the University of Pittsburgh and graduate law and journalism degrees from Columbia University. She is currently working on a novel set in Bermuda in 1941.