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Written by two of the Caribbean's leading historians, Liberties Lost is an essential book for students engaged in following courses on the history of the Caribbean. It will also be of interest to general readers seeking information on the history of the region. Starting with indigenous societies, Liberties Lost covers Europe's Caribbean project, European settlement and rivalry, the Transatlantic trade in enslaved Africans; sugar and slavery; African culture and community life; revolt and resistance and, finally, Caribbean emancipation.
1. The indigenous Caribbean people; 2. The European-Caribbean project; 3. Spanish settlement and indigenous resistance; 4. Other European settlement and rivalry; 5. Europe and the spread of chattel slavery in Africa; 6. The transatlantic trade in enslaved Africans; 7. The Caribbean economy and enslavement; 8. Making and marketing sugar; 9. African culture and community life; 10. Surviving enslavement: wealth and health factors; 11. Revolt and marronage; 12. Armed revolt; 13. Caribbean emancipations; Additional sources for teachers; Glossary; Index.