R320 Fall 2019 The War that Changed Bermuda
Wednesdays, 2:15–3:40, Oct. 30–Nov. 6
Two sessions United Christian Parish
Instructor: Janine Greenwood
In 1938 Bermuda was a bit of traditional Britain plus palm trees and an elite vacation destination. First cruise ships, and then Pan Am Clipper planes brought vacationers from New York for sun, pink sand, and afternoon tea. World War II would replace the cruise liners with convoys and the tourists with British Imperial and American forces. The island would never be the same. One focus of this course will be the little-known role Bermuda played in allied counterespionage. The course will also examine the resulting 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 practicing 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.