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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A year later the Fathers went further . They urged that permission should be granted for the fitting out of ships to the Cape Verde Islands and Guinea , either from Hispaniola itself or by anyone in any part of the Spanish dominions .
The Chamber of Commerce of Bordeaux concluded two years later : the ' austerity ' of the prohibitive laws is the regime which conforms most with the interests of both the colonies and the metropolitan country .
Bliss was it in that dawn , he confessed later , referring to the early ebullitions among the British intelligentsia aroused by the French Revolution ; to be alive then was very heaven . Even then , however , the subject of slavery had ...
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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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