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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This dramatic comparison of the Caribbean and mainland colonies was reinforced by the British restitution to Spain of Cuba , also captured in the war , for Florida . During the War of American Independence , the British Government rated ...
The History of the Caribbean, 1492-1969 Eric Eustace Williams ... As the Black Power movement makes headway in the United States in its fight for black dignity , there are the obvious repercussions in the Caribbean .
The History of the Caribbean, 1492-1969 Eric Eustace Williams ... In 1958 it was hoped that Federation would be the instrument through which the British Caribbean colonies would achieve political independence . Since 1945 Federation had ...
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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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