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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Its exports to Britain from 1714 to 1773 were three times those of Barbados ; its imports from Britain more than double . In these years one - twelfth of total British imports camę from Jamaica , nearly one - fortieth of total British ...
Chalmers wrote : ' The advantages of St. Domingo to Great Britain are innumerable and would give her a monopoly of sugar , indigo , cotton and coffee . This island , for ages , would give such aid and force to industry as would be most ...
and Britain had an opportunity to repay French assistance to the mainland colonies in the American Revolution . Britain accepted the offers of the French West Indian islands . The capitulations signed with the planters of Saint ...
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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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