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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opposed the policy of immigration . This is what he had to say : ' I have always considered a reliance on Immigration exclusively , as the only practical and available remedy for the material difficulties of the Colony , to be a serious ...
basis of the records of 1,996 indentured immigrants for the years 1892–1895 , estimated that only 63 per cent of the ... of 881 convictions for these causes , out of 1,439 immigrants convicted for all breaches of the Immigration Laws .
History , he said , ' will pen a terrible indictment of neglect against the administration of the last 30 years for not having organised a system by which this natural and free immigration , involving as it does scarcely any cost ...
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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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