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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1 By the same token , abolition by Britain was not only no longer necessary ; it was madness . In 1792 , before the beginning of the war with France . Wilberforce recorded ominously in his diary : ' Pitt threw out against slave motion ...
Wilberforce recorded in his diary with respect to the debates on the abolition of the slave trade in 1807 : How astonishing is our success , and the eagerness and zeal of the House now , when the members have been so fastidious as ...
At the beginning of the British campaign for abolition of the slave trade , the Prime Minister , William Pitt , was concerned not only with the abolition of the British slave trade , but also with an international abolition of the slave ...
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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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