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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It marked an indelible stamp of degradation on labour in the Caribbean . And it served as the basis for the later , more extensive , and more comprehensive treatment of the Negro . In order to protect the Indians from the excessive ...
The Caribbean sugar planter was mortally wounded by a powerful intellectual attack on the very heart of his empire , slave labour . As early as 1751 , Benjamin Franklin , in his ' Observations concerning the Increase of Mankind and the ...
economically sounder than slave labour . Seven years before Adam Smith , he emphasised that the slaves had no reason to work industriously , intelligently and diligently at forced labour . Hence their productivity was low , and their ...
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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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