The Caribbean / Edition 1

The Caribbean / Edition 1

by Gad Heuman
     
 

This book examines Caribbean history from the first discovery by Europeans in Columbus's voyage to the New World to when the Caribbean became a pawn in the European struggle for empire and a victim of European steel, gunpowder and disease to the twentieth century when the United States largely replaced Europe as the dominant player in the area, and

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Overview

This book examines Caribbean history from the first discovery by Europeans in Columbus's voyage to the New World to when the Caribbean became a pawn in the European struggle for empire and a victim of European steel, gunpowder and disease to the twentieth century when the United States largely replaced Europe as the dominant player in the area, and intervened when it perceived its regional interests were threatened.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340763636
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
10/01/2005
Series:
Brief Histories Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

1The Amerindians and European patterns of settlement1
2Sugar and slavery11
3Slavery, work and the slaves' economy22
4Neither black nor white34
5The world the planters made45
6Slave resistance : Africans, Maroons and women55
7The Haitian revolution67
8The abolition debates78
9Race, racism and equality88
10From slavery to freedom96
11Riots and resistance in the aftermath of emancipation107
12The Africanization of the Caribbean119
13The American century129
14Labour protests and the 1930s139
15The revolutionary Caribbean149
16Contemporary themes161
17The cultures of the Caribbean173

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