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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At the peak their forces reached 22,000 men . The force was eventually converted on the surface into an 0.A.S. force in the face of hostile world opinion , and since then the Dominican Republic has uncertainly , under President Balaguer ...
25 per cent of the Cuban labour force was chronically unemployed . Few countries had a heavier overhead and such under - utilised production facilities . Yet pre - Castro Cuba was not underdeveloped or backward in the same sense as most ...
... of living on the basis of such dependence on capricious world forces which it could not hope to control . ... the whole Castro army consisted of 803 men , which together with all other groups made up a force of 1,000 to 1,500 .
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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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