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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( 2 ) The Political Factors The second set of factors in the abolition of the slave system which we are now to consider ... From the standpoint of metropolitan politics , the abolition of the Caribbean slave system was , on the one hand ...
a political Federation was formed in 1958 among the British territories ( excluding British Guiana and British Honduras ) . Second , in 1959 the Cuban Revolution took place . In 1958 it was hoped that Federation would be the instrument ...
On the other hand , metropolitan aid designed to protect metropolitan political , diplomatic or commercial interests in the region will not only be a divisive factor but will serve to perpetuate the present deepseated patterns of ...
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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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