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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The Council saw no reason , therefore , for departing from the long - established and general custom in Castile , America and Portugal , ' without any objection on the part of his Holiness or ecclesiastical state , but rather with the ...
The Negroes were equal in memory with the whites , much inferior in reason , as scarcely one could be found to satisfy Jefferson's criterion , which was tracing and comprehending the investigations of Euclid ; in imagination they were ...
-Montesquieu could only conclude that , in those countries where slavery was based on natural reason ' , it should be limited to a fixed term and mitigated by legislation favouring the right of the slave to his garden and to purchase ...
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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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