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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The slaves were virtually sent out by the King's command , in small numbers . Thus seventeen were sent in 1505 to work in the copper mines of Hispaniola , and a few months later the King promised to send a hundred .
Drake assured Queen Elizabeth that , though the whole world were the King of Spain's garden , it was hers to pluck the fruit thereof . The Queen participated in his famous and grandiose expedition to Spain's multi - million dollar ...
The colonial spirit , especially in the Caribbean , was fostered by the fact that most of the colonies were in the possession of a single proprietor , to whom an individual island had been given as a grant by the King .
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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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