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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At the same time , an import duty of five per cent plus a sales tax of ten per cent were levied at Seville on goods from the New World , all going to the Crown . In 1566 the almojarifazgo was increased to five per ...
Five years later the colonial duty was reduced by fifty per cent . In 1672 Colbert instructed the Governor of Martinique to make every effort to convince the planters of the advantage to be gained from refining their sugar : ' you know ...
Only one in four Puerto Ricans over 10 years of age could speak English , as compared with one in five in 1930. Two out of every five Puerto Ricans in urban areas could speak English , as compared with one in five in rural areas .
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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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