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 House of Trade consisted of three royal officials , a treasurer , a comptroller and a business manager , who resided in Seville and met daily to transact business . A chief pilot was added a few years later , the first to hold this ...
The plantation was equipped with a windmill , which turned the great iron rollers , and it had a boiling house , stillhouse , curing - house , drying house and other buildings for manufacturing the sugar . The labour force amounted to ...
In every variation of our administration of public affairs , ' said their advocate before the House of Lords , ' in every variation of parties , the policy , in respect to that trade , has been the same . ' Referring to the idea of ...
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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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