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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It comprised 2,872 acres , of which 242 , about nine per cent , were in cane , produced 140 hogsheads of sugar ( about 112 ... Another large plantation contained 2,434 acres , of which 310 , about oneeighth of the acreage , were in cane ...
For example , a 2,000 - acre plantation had 190 acres in cane , 200 in food crops , 500 in pen and pasture for 64 head of cattle . Another of 1,500 acres had 60 in cane , 30 in coffee , 10 in ginger , 20 in cotton , 130 in food crops ...
American farm products for more than 800,000 acres of land . ' In Puerto Rico the sugar advocates pleaded that an acre of sugar cane would buy , at retail prices , about four acres of sweet potatoes , yams , or white potatoes , about ...
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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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