A brief history of the Caribbean: from the Arawak and the Carib to the present

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Meridian, 1992 - History - 324 pages
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This comprehensive volume takes the reader and student through more than five hundred years of Caribbean history, beginning with Columbus's arrival in the Bahamas in 1492. A Brief History of the Caribbean traces the people and events that have marked this constantly shifting region, encompassing everything from economic booms and busts to epidemics, wars, and revolutions, and bringing to life such important figures as Sir Francis Drake, Blackbeard, Toussaint Louverture, Fidel Castro, the Duvaliers, and Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

This superbly written history, revised and updated, with new chapters that reflect the islands' most recent social, economic, and political developments, is a work of impeccable scholarship. Featuring maps, charts, tables, and photographs, it remains the ideal guide to the region and its people.

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Review: A Brief History of the Caribbean: From the Arawak and Carib to the Present

User Review  - JP - Goodreads

What I like most about this book is the thorough coverage of the interaction between aboriginal and various European peoples. Rogozinski describes the plight of the Awawak and Carrib, the original ... Read full review

Review: A Brief History of the Caribbean: From the Arawak and Carib to the Present

User Review  - Jonathan - Goodreads

Not the best-written history I have ever read, but it is a fine survey of the history of the islands of the Caribbean. The whole dreary colonial/slavery/sugar epic is told without too much hand ... Read full review

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