ISBN-10: 0340763639

ISBN-13: 9780340763636

Edition: 2005

Authors: Gad Heuman

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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 became a pawn in the European struggle for empire and, later, a significant player in the developing Atlantic economy. Its economic importance rested on a substructure of African slavery, which provided labor for the numerous plantations across the region. However, slaves resisted slavery and, ultimately, the Abolitionist cause was carried successfully, initially in the British parliament and gradually elsewhere. Emancipation did not provide solutions to the ancillary ills of servitude--poverty, exploitation, inequality--and protest and resistance to colonial rule (whether British, Spanish, French, Dutch, or Danish) continued. In the twentieth century, the United States largely replaced the old European powers as the dominant players in the area, and sought to intervene when it perceived its interests were threatened.
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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 5/26/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

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
The Africanization of the Caribbean
The American Century
Labour Protests and the 1930s
The Revolutionary Caribbean
Contemporary Themes
The Cultures of the Caribbean
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