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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Barbados ' exports of 50,958 tons , produced by 47,045 workers in 440 factories on 74,000 acres , represented less than one ton per worker , two - thirds of a ton per acre , about two workers for every three acres , and an average ...
Of these figures sugar represented more than one - third of the Cuban investment , though the money - value declined from $ 544 million in 1929 to $ 240 million in 1936. 90 per cent of the American investment in the Dominican Republic ...
Tobacco , the field par excellence of small white farmers , represented 40 per cent of Cuba's exports in 1902 , only 10 per cent in 1939. For the whole period 1902–1939 the average proportion of tobacco in the total exports was less ...
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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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