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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Australia's sugar industry was to be a white man's industry . In 1895 the Government obtained the right to buy shares in these companies , and thus became a shareholder in the subsidised industry . The Queensland experiment with white ...
Virtually excluded from the British market , the Caribbean sugar industry was beginning to find that the United States market , too , was slipping . In 1865 , two per cent of the United States consumption was produced by domestic ...
A leaflet of the American Beet Sugar Industry , circulated widely in the presidential campaign of that year , estimated that the production of the 1,804,866 tons of sugar imported by the United States in 1895 would require 920 factories ...
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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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