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The Caribbean : a brief history

Author: Gad J Heuman
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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"In this new edition of his crucial introduction to Caribbean history, Gad Heuman provides a comprehensive overview of the region's history, from its earliest inhabitants to contemporary political and cultural developments ... This third edition has been updated to reflect the latest developments in the literature, and takes into account important recent events including the rapprochement between the U.S. and Cuba,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gad J Heuman
ISBN: 9781350036925 1350036927 9781350036918 1350036919
OCLC Number: 1014427802
Notes: Previous edition published 2013.
Description: xiv, 284 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: The Amerindians and European patterns of settlement --
Sugar and slavery --
Slavery, work and the slaves' economy --
Neither black nor white --
The world the planters made --
Slave resistance: Africans, Maroons and women --
The Haitian revolution --
The abolition debates --
Race, racism and equality --
From slavery to freedom --
Riots and resistance in the aftermath of emancipation --
Black cultural nationalism in the Caribbean --
The American century --
Labour protests and the 1930s --
The revolutionary Caribbean --
Decolonization and independence in the Caribbean --
Contemporary themes in the Hispanic and the wider Caribbean --
The cultures of the Caribbean.
Responsibility: Gad Heuman.

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"In this new edition of his crucial introduction to Caribbean history, Gad Heuman provides a comprehensive overview of the region's history, from its earliest inhabitants to contemporary political and cultural developments ... This third edition has been updated to reflect the latest developments in the literature, and takes into account important recent events including the rapprochement between the U.S. and Cuba, the ongoing problem of climate change and the threat of the Zika virus ... The book considers not only the political and social struggles that have shaped the Caribbean, but also provides a sense of the development of the region's culture"

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