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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They wanted monopoly as much as the Spanish King , but monopoly in their interests . There was one aspect of monopoly which the colonials not only accepted but advocated and wished to reinforce . That was the colonial monopoly of the ...
Sailing to Guinea in 1562 in violation of the Portuguese monopoly , he initiated the English slave trade obtaining a cargo of three hundred slaves , partly by the sword , as West Indies , he trespassed on the Spanish monopoly ...
The British capitalists , however , were less concerned with slavery than with monopoly . Their open attack , before 1833 , on slavery in the West Indies was converted virtually into an open defence , after 1833 , of slavery in Brazil ...
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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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