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From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean, 1492-1969
     

From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean, 1492-1969

by Eric Williams
 

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The first of its kind, From Columbus to Castro is a definitive work about a profoundly important but neglected and misrepresented area of the world. Quite simply it's about millions of people scattered across an arc of islands -- Jamaica, Haiti, Barbados, Antigua, Martinique, Trinidad, among others -- separated by the languages and

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The first of its kind, From Columbus to Castro is a definitive work about a profoundly important but neglected and misrepresented area of the world. Quite simply it's about millions of people scattered across an arc of islands -- Jamaica, Haiti, Barbados, Antigua, Martinique, Trinidad, among others -- separated by the languages and cultures of their colonizers, but joined together, nevertheless, by a common heritage.

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"Mr. Williams is forced to write about so much greed and cruelty that it is remarkable that he keeps his temper and his perspective. He succeeds, and his practical discussion of the current state of the Caribbean is among the best of its kind...He writes better than many historians and almost all politicians."

-- The New Yorker

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394715025
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/1984
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
210,350
Product dimensions:
5.19(w) x 7.98(h) x 1.05(d)

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Eric Williams was Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago from their achievement of independence in 1962 until his death in 1981. He is the author of the classic Capitalism and Slavery.

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