From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean, 1492-1969
Dr. William's purpose, as he explains in his foreword, is twofold: to set the record straight by collating all existing knowledge of the Caribbean in realtion to the rest of the world, and to provide, through greater awareness of its heritage of exploitation and neglect, a sure foundation for the economic integration of the region to which, as a statesman, he is firmly committed.
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The cargo of the ' annual ship ' was to be sold only at the time of the annual fair , and not before the arrival of the Spanish fleets . The goods were to be exempt from all duties . The King of Spain was to have a quarter share in the ...
In fourteen of the years 1702–1775 , the annual importation exceeded 10,000 . Imports into Saint - Domingue averaged 12,559 in the years 17641768 ; in 1768 they were 15,279 . In 1718 Barbados imported 7,126 slaves .
Thus despite an annual importation for the eighteen years for which statistics are available of 2,324 , the population in 1783 was 8,448 less than it was in 1764 , or an annual decline of 469. The appalling mortality is brought out in ...
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History buffUser Review - 1commonsense - Overstock.com
Very incisive analysis of the Whys & the Wheres of Caribbean cultures Read full review
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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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