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 Council met thrice weekly , resided at the royal court , and the Emperor might preside at any time over its sessions . It had legislative power , and enjoyed supreme and exclusive jurisdiction over the Indies in political matters .
Between 1680 and 1688 the Royal African Company supplied 46,396 slaves to the British West Indies , an annual average of 5,155 . The Negro slave trade became one of the most important business enterprises of the seventeenth century .
see Rostow , W. W. , 506 Rouen , 163 Rousseau , Jean - Jacques , 206 , 211– 13 Royal African Co. , 136–9 , 144 , 147– 8 , 181-2 , 191 Royal Commissions , under British West Indies ; West Indian Royal Commission Royal Humane Soc . 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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