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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In 1715 France's external trade amounted to 175 million livresimports , 75 ; exports , 100. West Indian trade accounted for onesixth of the whole , 30 millions ; their imports , of 20 millions , amounted to one - fifth of France's ...
He made this clear in a letter to the Directory , the five men who ruled France , on November 5 , 1797 : “ Do they ( the planters ) think that men who have been able to enjoy the blessing of liberty will calmly see it snatched away ?
As one essayist put it in 1962 : ' France is in the air . Fort de France . French Rediffusion . Grand Hotel de France . Read the paper FRANCE SOIR . Travel Air France . ' It is France everywhere : police , army , priests , department ...
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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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