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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At daggers drawn over the labour of the Indian , they saw eye to eye on the labour of the Negro . At loggerheads over the Indian question , they were reconciled on the Negro question . Justice to the Indians was purchased at the price ...
The arguments could have been used in support not only of Negro slavery but also of white indentured servitude . It may be noted here that these seventeenth century arguments in favour of slavery acknowledged , directly or indirectly ...
The permanent revolution of the slaves in the Caribbean in the eighteenth century was paralleled by an unceasing battle of the books in Europe and America over the Negro slave . The issue at stake in both theatres , for both slaves and ...
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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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