Volume 2 of the General History of the Caribbeancovers the evolution of Caribbean societies between 1492 and 1650 through the intrusion of Europeans and Africans. This volume examines the early mining and planting in Espaniola, privateers and contraband traders, plantation societies, extinction of indigenous populations, and the beginning of the slave trade.
About the Author
Pieter C. Emmer is Professor of the History of the Expansion of Europe at the University of Leiden.
Table of Contents
• Description of the ProjectRoy Augier
• Introduction: The Creation of a New Caribbean Society, 1492-1650Horst Pietschmann and Pieter C. Emmer
• The Caribbean Environment and Early SettlementDavid Watts
• The Initial Linkage with America: A General FrameworkRuggiero Romano
• The Establishment of Primary Centres and Primary PlantationsFrank Moya Pons
• Spanish Expansion in America, 1492 to c. 1580Horst Pietschmann
• French, English and Dutch in the Lesser Antilles: From Privateering to Planting, c. 1550-c.1650Anne Pèrotin-Dumon
• Forced African Settlement. The Basis of Forced Settlement: Africa and Its Trading ConditionsEnriqueta Vil-Vilar with Wim Klooster
• Native Society and the European Occupation of the Caribbean Islands and Coastal Tierra Firme, 1492-1650Neil L Whitehead
• The City in the Hispanic Caribbean, 1492-1650Afredo Castillero-Calvo
• Intellectual, Artistic and Ideological Aspects of Cultures in the New WorldGustavo Martin-Fragachan
• The Cartography of the Caribbean, 1500-1650David Buisseret