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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Drake assured Queen Elizabeth that , though the whole world were the King of Spain's garden , it was hers to pluck the ... The Queen participated in his famous and grandiose expedition to Spain's multi - million dollar empire in the New ...
The Cockpit of Europe by the liking of the King of Spain . ... which showed up the holes in Spain's commercial The second policy pursued by Spain's rivals was that of consystem as Drake had found the chinks in Spain's armour ...
Spain's territorial monopoly had been whittled down to Cuba , Puerto Rico , the eastern two - thirds of Hispaniola ... In 1648 Holland was granted , by the Treaty of Munster , one of the King of Spain's ' two eyes ' - freedom of trade ...
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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
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