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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0394715020

ISBN-13: 9780394715025

Pub. Date: 04/28/1984

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean is about 30 million 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. For whether French, English, Dutch, Spanish, Danish,

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From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean is about 30 million 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. For whether French, English, Dutch, Spanish, Danish, or-latterly-American, the nationality of their masters has made only a notional difference to the peoples of the Caribbean. The history of the Caribbean is dominated by the history of sugar, which is inseparable from the history of slavery; which was inseparable, until recently, from the systematic degradation of labor in the region. Here, for the first time, is a definitive work about a profoundly important but neglected and misrepresented area of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394715025
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/1984
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
249,971
Product dimensions:
5.19(w) x 7.98(h) x 1.05(d)

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