A Traveller's History of the Caribbean
The Caribbean, a region of spectacular natural beauty, has a long and turbulent history. Described by Columbus as an earthly paradise, it has enticed travellers for hundreds of years - from gold-seeking Spanish conquistadors to modern-day tourists. A Traveller's History of the Caribbean traces the island's journey from slavery to revolution to independence, and finally to tourist paradise. It looks at the history of nations as diverse as Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, the Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Dominican Republic, exploring their differences and their common experiences. It reveals a region that has created a culturally vibrant future from a tumultuous past. For anyone taking their travelling seriously, this is a recommended read.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - danawl - LibraryThing
An excellent concise review of Caribbean history starting with the geology and indiginous peoples to the politics as of the date of publication. Read full review
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