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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Manumitted persons who afforded asylum to a fugitive slave were punished by the forfeiture of 3,000 pounds of sugar to the owner of the slave for each day of asylum ; other free persons paid a fine of ten livres a day .
The following extract speaks for itself : ' Several cruel persons , to gratify their own humours , against the laws of God and humanity , frequently kill , destroy , or dismember their own and other persons ' slaves , and have hitherto ...
foreign elements and of whites to non - whites in a community which , in 1808 , numbered 21,478 persons . Of these , two in three were slaves , there were more than two free persons of colour for every white person , British whites were ...
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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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