A Traveller's History of the Caribbean

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Interlink Books, 2008 - Travel - 371 pages
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A concise and authoritative history of the entire region covering the large islands such as Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, The Bahamas to the smaller islands in The Netherlands Antilles, The Islands of the Eastern Caribbean and the French and British dependencies. The Caribbean, a region of spectacular natural beauty, has a turbulent history of colonialism, slavery and resistance in which people from all continents have played their part. Tracing the islands' path from slavery to revolution and independence, A Traveller's History of the Caribbean looks at the history of nations as different as Cuba, Jamaica and Haiti, explaining their diversity and their common experiences. It reveals a region in which a tumultuous past has created a culturally vibrant and intriguing present.
  

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Contents

Preface
1
The Spanish in the Caribbean
29
European Battlefield
57
The Triangular Trade 96
59
Sugar and Slavery
86
Revolution and SelfEmancipation
120
Abolition and After
151
Political Upheavals between 17761815
154
Unrest and Reform
227
Independence and the Cold War
262
The Modern Caribbean
303
Chronology of Major Events
341
Heads of Government Since Independence
347
Further Reading
353
Index
367
Copyright

The American Sea
188

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About the author (2008)

James Ferguson is a researcher at the Latin America Bureau, and a former Research Fellow at St Edmund Hall, Oxford.

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