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From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean 1492-1969

 
 
 
 
From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean 1492-1969
Author: Eric Williams
ISBN 13: 9780394715025
ISBN 10: 394715020
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: 1984-04-12
Format: Paperback
Pages: 608
List Price: $19.00
 
 

From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean is about 30 million people scattered across an arc of islands -- Jamaica, Haiti, Barbados, Antigua, Martinique, Trinidad, among others-separated by the languages and cultures of their colonizers, but joined together, nevertheless, by a common heritage. For whether French, English, Dutch, Spanish, Danish, or-latterly-American, the nationality of their masters has made only a notional difference to the peoples of the Caribbean. The history of the Caribbean is dominated by the history of sugar, which is inseparable from the history of slavery; which was inseparable, until recently, from the systematic degradation of labor in the region. Here, for the first time, is a definitive work about a profoundly important but neglected and misrepresented area of the world.