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 21s per hundredweight , this fetched in England 220s 6d , leaving the planter a profit of 35s 6d , or a little under 20 per cent on the cost of production . The planters declared this to be the minimum profit at which they could ...
Large profits were realised from the slave trade . The King Solomon , belonging to the Royal African Company , carried a cargo worth £ 4,252 in 1720. It took on 296 Negroes who were sold in St. Kitts for £ 9,228 . The profit was thus ...
Large profits were made in the beet sugar industry . In 1867– 1868 the Jerxheim factory , one of the best in Germany , reaped a profit of $ 39,310 on total costs of production amounting to $ 101,368 . Baruchson , in 1868 , estimated ...
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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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