From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean, 1492-1969
From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean is about 30 million people scattered across an arc of islands -- Jamaica, Haiti, Barbados, Antigua, Martinique, Trinidad, among others-separated by the languages and cultures of their colonizers, but joined together, nevertheless, by a common heritage. For whether French, English, Dutch, Spanish, Danish, or-latterly-American, the nationality of their masters has made only a notional difference to the peoples of the Caribbean. The history of the Caribbean is dominated by the history of sugar, which is inseparable from the history of slavery; which was inseparable, until recently, from the systematic degradation of labor in the region. Here, for the first time, is a definitive work about a profoundly important but neglected and misrepresented area of the world.
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goods , which it exchanged on the coast of West Africa for slaves . This constituted the first side of the triangle . The second consisted of the Middle Passage , the voyage from West Africa to the West Indies with the slaves .
The Negroes taken on by the Prince de Conty on the coast of Africa averaged 275 livres each ; the survivors of the Middle Passage fetched 1,300 livres each in Saint - Domingue . In 1700 a cargo of 238 slaves was purchased by the Danish ...
Up to 1770 one - third of Manchester's textile exports went to Africa , one - half to the West Indian and American colonies . In 1709 the British West Indies employed one - tenth of all British shipping engaged in foreign trade .
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History buffUser Review - 1commonsense - Overstock.com
Very incisive analysis of the Whys & the Wheres of Caribbean cultures Read full review
Review: From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean 1492-1969User Review - Ken Angle - Goodreads
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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