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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In 1715 France's external trade amounted to 175 million livresimports , 75 ; exports , 100. West Indian trade accounted for onesixth of the whole , 30 millions ; their imports , of 20 millions , amounted to one - fifth of France's ...
... in the French colonies amounted to 126 million francs , at a rate which amounted to 430 francs per slave in Martinique , 470 in Guadeloupe , and 618 in French Guiana . Compensation in the Danish Virgin Islands amounted to 5,500,000 ...
In 1833 there were 6,274 Indian depositors in the Government Savings Bank in British Guiana ; their deposits amounted to $ 601,166 . In 1911-1912 , the number of depositors had increased to 8,214 ; the deposits amounted to £ 123,051 or ...
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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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