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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He called them ' Indians ' , an appellation which has survived to this day to describe the aborigines of the New World ... which they called Cuba , and of a region they called Cibao in the island he baptised Hispaniola , he insisted on ...
A contract of October , 1675 , with one Jean Oudiette , called for the supply of 800 slaves a year for four years to the French West Indies . Four years later , in 1679 , the Senegal Company undertook to supply 2,000 slaves a year for ...
The constitution , naming Toussaint governor of what was still called the French colony of Saint - Domingue , and giving him the right to nominate his successor , was essentially self - governing . Laws were to be made by a Central ...
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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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