From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean, 1492-1969
A history of the Caribbean from 1492 to the present by the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago. This book sets the record straight by collecting all existing knowledge of the Caribbean in relation to the rest of the world, and to provide, through greater awareness of its heritage of exploitation and neglect, a sure foundation for the economic integration of the region. Countries in the Caribbean Sea include Cuba, the Bahamas, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
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First , the colonies were necessary to the building up of French trade . Secondly , the colonies were the exclusive property of the metropolitan country .
Adam Smith had argued that one reason for French superiority was that the capital which went to improve the French colonies , particularly Saint - Domingue ...
The French colonies , in addition , were the principal market for French manufactures . French colonial imports employed 164,081 tons of shipping ...
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History buffUser Review - 1commonsense - Overstock.com
Very incisive analysis of the Whys & the Wheres of Caribbean cultures Read full review
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Among the saleant points; a needed documentation of slavery. Eric Williams points out the enormity of the issue that still has legacy in our society. He gives numbers that should stagger white and black alike. Read full review
Christopher Columbus and the Discovery of the West Indies
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