Caribbean A Brief History

ISBN-10: 1780936028
ISBN-13: 9781780936024
Edition: 2nd 2013
Authors: Gad Heuman
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication date: 11/7/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Columbus 'discovered' the Caribbean, not North America, and it was in the Caribbean that the Amerindians first felt the effects of European Steel, gunpowder and microbes. The region became a pawn in the European struggle for empire and, later, a significant player in the developing Atlantic economy. In this book, Gad Heuman provides a comprehensive introduction the history of the Caribbean, from its earliest inhabitants to contemporary cultural and political developments. Topics covered include: - The Amerindians - Slavery, Work and the Slave's Economy - The Haitian Revolution - Cultures of the Caribbean This new edition is fully revised and updated, with new material on the pre-Columbian era and the Hispanic Caribbean. It takes account not only of the political and social struggles that have shaped the Caribbean, but also provides a sense of the development of the region's culture. This text will be ideal for students seeking a clear and readable introduction to Caribbean history.

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