Caribbean Connections: Overview of Regional History by Catherine H. Sunshine
An incredible, informative, collection of essays, oral histories, poetry, fiction, analysis, interviews, primary documents, beautifully illustrated timelines and maps and interactive & interdisciplinary teaching aids on the history, politics, and culture of the Caribbean. Sections include The First Caribbean Peoples; Conquest And Colonial Rule; Winning Freedom; and Building New Nations. Includes essential background reading to understand U.S./Cuban relations and the Cuban revolution, plus The Arawaks and the Caribs; Bitter Sugar; African Resistance to Slavery; India to the Caribbean; Gunboat Diplomacy; and more. Big name contributors include Howard Zinn, Jose Marti, Olaudah Equiano, and Medea Benjamin, but like all the Teaching For Change materials, it's the whole that makes this such a vital, informative, and engaging resource.