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 British slave traders replied that the planters themselves wished to sell slaves to the Spaniards ; that if they did not supply slaves , the Dutch would ; and that the slaves were used by the Spaniards not to produce commodities ...
The first was the problem of supply and demand as it affected the two areas . The British West Indies could not absorb all the surplus production of the mainland ; conversely , the British West Indies could not supply all the sugar and ...
Moreover , could the British planter supply both Old England and New ? He had been criticised for his failure adequately to supply Old England with sugar . Rum exports to England were about 100,000 gallons in 1700 , 1,655,922 in 1764 ...
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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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