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Grenada

Author: Guek-Cheng Pang
Publisher: New York : Marshall Cavendish, 2000.
Series: Cultures of the world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Profiles the history, geography, government, and people of Grenada, and highlights the country's main cultural and social traditions.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Guek-Cheng Pang
ISBN: 0761411607 9780761411604
OCLC Number: 45177733
Description: 128 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Geography: Caribbean Islands --
Balmy all year --
Rainfall --
Topography --
Lakes and beaches --
Rainforests --
Flora --
Fauna --
French-built towns --
Grenada's sister island --
History: Grenada on the map --
Gold lures Europeans --
Early colonization --
Britain wins Grenada --
Slaves and revolts --
Road to freedom --
Emancipation --
Immigration --
Freedom to vote --
Government: Federation fails --
Unions --
Road to self-government --
British-style government --
Revolution --
Six-day invasion --
1990 elections --
Keeping the peace --
Economy: Agriculture --
Spices --
Fishing --
Tourism --
Small industries --
Over land and sea --
Grenadians: Indigenous people --
Slavery --
Plantation life --
Indentured labor --
People today --
Lifestyle: Village rhythms --
Market day --
Transportation --
Grenadian women --
Family unit --
Traditional Grenadian wedding --
Rituals of death --
Birth --
Health --
Education --
Religion: Arrival of the Dominicans --
Four main Christian churches --
Traditional beliefs --
Rastas --
Language: Creole English --
French connection --
Media --
Arts: Calypso --
Musical instruments --
Folk dances --
Warm climate, vibrant colors --
Folk artists --
Grenadian handicrafts --
Theater and literature --
Leisure: Cricket --
Soccer --
Water sports --
Other leisure activities --
Children's games --
Relaxing with rum --
Nightlife --
Folk tales --
Festivals: Carnival --
Feast days --
Parang --
Big drum --
Maroons --
Boat launching festival --
Food: Ground provisions --
Roti and rice --
Isle of spice --
Pepper pot --
Refreshing drinks --
Rum.
Series Title: Cultures of the world.
Responsibility: Guek-Cheng Pang.

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Profiles the history, geography, government, and people of Grenada, and highlights the country's main cultural and social traditions.

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