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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England , which had used similar language against Spanish claims to monopoly only a few years before , and which was to advance similar claims towards the entire world in the era of free trade in the nineteenth century , countered with ...
of compensation claims made under the British Emancipation Act of 1833 . ... Grenada Jamaica Montserrat Nevis St. Kitts St. Lucia St. Vincent Tobago Trinidad British West Indies Slaves Slaves Claims per Claim 23,350 1,082 21 7,734 1,481 ...
Claims involving less than ten slaves amounted to three - quarters of the total in Grenada , Dominica and St. Vincent , four - fifths in St. Kitts . In the combined parishes of St. Catherine , St. Dorothy , St. John , St. Thomas - in ...
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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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