Dr. Brinsley Samaroo
Mr. Brinsley Samaroo has been one of our icon historians in Trinidad and Tobago obtaining his Bachelor of Arts and his M.A. in History from Delhi University and his Ph.D. from the University of London. Students from the University of the West Indies (U.W.I.) have passed under the hand of Brinsley Samaroo and he has published extensively on the history of Trinidad and Tobago with a specialty in working class movements, Indo-Caribbean history and political and institutional development. Between 1987 and 1991 he was a Minister of Government, he served as Head of the History department at the University of the West Indies (U.W.I.) St. Augustine and he has worked on numerous university committees. At present, he is a Senior Research Fellow at the Academy of the University of Trinidad and Tobago (U.T.T.) for Arts, Letters, Culture and Public Affairs.
This is the story of Afro-American Muslims who served on the side of the British the Anglo American war of 1815 who were resettled in Trinidad.