African Caribbeans: A Reference Guide

African Caribbeans: A Reference Guide

by Alan West-Duran
     
 

The African Diaspora left an indelible imprint on Caribbean countries and islands. This reference, the only broad historical and cultural survey of the black experience in the Caribbean, celebrates the Afro-Caribbean diversity of the countries it profiles. Each of the 15 chapters introduces a country, island, or group of islands, providing an overview from the

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The African Diaspora left an indelible imprint on Caribbean countries and islands. This reference, the only broad historical and cultural survey of the black experience in the Caribbean, celebrates the Afro-Caribbean diversity of the countries it profiles. Each of the 15 chapters introduces a country, island, or group of islands, providing an overview from the arrival of slaves to the current situation.

Topics include, history, economy, politics, social stratification, race relations, cultural highlights, religion, and notable figures. Readers will discover the broad range of languages, political systems, racial makeup, historical uniqueness, and cultural offerings that shape the Caribbean. A chronology, glossary, and photos enhance the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313312403
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/30/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Caribbean Chronology
Introduction
1Anguilla1
2The Bahamas13
3Barbados29
4The Cayman Islands43
5Cuba55
6The Dominican Republic73
7French Guiana87
8Haiti99
9Jamaica113
10Martinique127
11The Netherlands Antilles (Curacao, Bonaire, St. Eustatius, Saba), Aruba, and St. Maarten141
12Puerto Rico157
13Suriname171
14Trinidad and Tobago185
15The United States Virgin Islands199
App. Table 1Political Status of Caribbean Countries213
App. Table 2Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade214
Afro-Caribbean Glossary215
Suggested Reading219
Index225
About the Editor and Contributors233

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