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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West Indies ; or , to put the case differently , British West Indian exports in that year , produced in 1,046 factories , could have been produced in 100 factories in Cuba . Barbados ' exports , produced in 440 factories , could have ...
The cane was first planted in Queensland , Australia , in 1864 , and the first factory produced 230 tons of sugar in 1868 . Sugar cultivation began in Fiji in 1880 , and in Natal , South Africa , in 1850 .
The four American sugar companies produced almost half of the total output in 1935 . ... six of the 14 mills in that island ; the combined production of these six mills represented 75 per cent of Dominican production in 1939–1940 .
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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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