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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The North Americans , on the other hand , extended votes of thanks . Bermuda went further than this and sent delegates to the Continental Congress . The Assembly of Barbados also viewed the North American case with sympathy .
From the standpoint of metropolitan politics , the abolition of the Caribbean slave system was , on the one hand , a part of that general struggle of the industrial bourgeoisie against the landed aristocracy which began in France with ...
B. EYEWITNESS OR FIRST HAND ACCOUNTS The Spanish period is rich in eyewitness accounts , analyses or compilations of the Conquest and its consequences , or first hand accounts , by writers who had access to the official documents .
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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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