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Description: 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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 5/26/2006
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
|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|
|The Cultures of the Caribbean|
|Suggestions for further reading|