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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It marked an indelible stamp of degradation on labour in the Caribbean . And it served as the basis for the later , more extensive , and more comprehensive treatment of the Negro . In order to protect the Indians from the excessive ...
The Caribbean sugar planter was mortally wounded by a powerful intellectual attack on the very heart of his empire , slave labour . As early as 1751 , Benjamin Franklin , in his ' Observations concerning the Increase of Mankind and the ...
The Queensland experiment with white labour , completely refuting the pundits who , then as now , have sought to justify slavery and the slave trade on the ground that , without Negro labour , sugar cultivation was impossible ...
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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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