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 abandonment of the slave trade , continued the Chamber , would be inevitably followed by the ruin of colonial commerce ... The triangular trade was incomparable , the slave trade precious , and the West Indies perfect colonies .
ties promised redress , but the slave trade increased , and was daily carried on more systematically . ... Anti - Slavery Society in England and the Amis des Noirs in France were beginning to agitate against the slave trade , and when ...
... The Private Papers of William Wilberforce , London , 1897 T. Clarkson , An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species , London , 1786 T. Clarkson , Essay on the Impolicy of the African Slave Trade , London , 1788 T.
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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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