A Traveller's History of the Caribbean

Front Cover
Interlink, 2008 - History - 371 pages
1 Review
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.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User 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

Contents

The Spanish in the Caribbean
29
European Battlefield
57
The Triangular Trade 96
59
Copyright

12 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2008)

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

Bibliographic information