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The Caribbean

Author: Gad J Heuman
Publisher: London : Hodder Arnold, 2005.
Series: Brief histories.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Columbus 'discovered' the Caribbean, not North America, and it was in the Caribbean that Amerindians first felt the effects of European steel, gunpowder, and (deadlier by far) microbes. The region  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gad J Heuman
ISBN: 0340763639 9780340763636
OCLC Number: 224756029
Description: 256 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: The Amerindians and the European patterns of settlement; Sugar and slavery; Slavery, work and the slaves' economy; Neither black nor white; The plantation world; Slave resistance; The Haitian revolution; The abolition debates; Race, racism and equality; From slavery to freedom; Riots and resistance in the aftermath of emancipation; The Africanization of the Caribbean; The American century; Labour protests and the 1930s; The revolutionary Caribbean; Contemporary themes; The cultures of the Caribbean.
Series Title: Brief histories.
Responsibility: Gad Heuman.
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'Heuman, then, has managed to write a history of the Caribbean that does justice to its enormous diversity. He has brought the history to life not only by including visual illustrations but also by Read more...

 
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