History

A Brief History of the Caribbean

Author: D. H. Figueredo

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

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Category: History

Page: 337

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A Brief History of the Caribbean is an overview of the historical events that have taken place and shaped the islands of the Caribbean Sea.
History

A Brief History of the Caribbean

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 320

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A concise history of the Caribbean's long and fascinating history, from pre-contact civilisations to the present day This is a concise history, intended for travellers, but of inestimable value to anyone looking for an overview of the Caribbean and its mainland coastal states, with a focus on the past few centuries. The history of the Caribbean does not make much sense without factoring in the cities - Pensacola, New Orleans, Galveston - and the ambitions of the states on its continental shores, notably the United States. This account is grounded in a look at the currents and channels of the sea, and its constraints, such as the Mosquito Coast, followed by the history of 'pre-contact' civilisations, focusing on the Maya and the Toltec Empire. With the arrival of the Europeans, from the late fifteenth century to the early years of the seventeenth century, the story becomes one of exploration, conquest and settlement. Black charts the rise of slave economies and the Caribbean's place in the Atlantic world, also the arrival of the English - Hawkins and Drake - to challenge the Spanish. He examines the sugar and coffee slave economies of the English, French, Spanish and Dutch, also the successful rebellion in Haiti in the eighteenth century, and how the West Indies were further transformed by the Louisiana Purchase, the American conquest of Florida and the incorporation of Texas. He discusses the impact of Bolivar's rebellion in Spanish America, the end of slavery in the British Caribbean, and war between Mexico and America; also the defeat of the South by the Union, the American takeover of the Panama Canal project from France, and the Spanish-American War. The first half of the twentieth century focuses on growing US power: intervention in Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Haiti and the Dominican Republic; Cuba as an American protectorate, and civil wars in Mexico. The Cold War brought new tensions and conflict to the region, but the same period also saw the rise of the leisure industry. The last part of the book looks at the Caribbean today - political instability in Venezuela and Colombia, crime in Mexico, post-Castro Cuba - and the region's future prospects.
History

A Concise History of the Caribbean

Author: B. W. Higman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page:

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A Concise History of the Caribbean presents a general history of the Caribbean islands from the beginning of human settlement about seven thousand years ago to the present. It narrates processes of early human migration, the disastrous consequences of European colonization, the development of slavery and the slave trade, the extraordinary profits earned by the plantation economy, the great revolution in Haiti, movements toward political independence, the Cuban Revolution, and the diaspora of Caribbean people. Written in a lively and accessible style yet current with the most recent research, the book provides a compelling narrative of Caribbean history essential for students and visitors.
History

The Caribbean

Author: Gad Heuman

Publisher: A&C Black

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Category: History

Page: 272

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Gad Heuman provides a comprehensive introduction the history of the Caribbean, from its earliest inhabitants to contemporary political and cultural developments. Topics covered include: - The Amerindians - Sugary and Slavery - Race, Racism and Equality - The Aftermath of Emancipation - The Revolutionary Caribbean - 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. The Caribbean: A Brief History is ideal for students and those seeking a clear and readable introduction to Caribbean history.
History

A Brief History of the Caribbean

Author: Jan Rogoziński

Publisher: Facts on File

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 440

View: 539

Traces the ever-changing course of events in the region while examining the social, political, and economic forces that have shaped these island nations.
History

A Brief History of the Caribbean

Author: D. H. Figueredo

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 310

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Present a history of the Caribbean islands from its ancient Pre-Columbian times up to the present day, with emphasis on the Spanish and French periods of occupation.
History

A Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Alan McPherson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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Category: History

Page: 240

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A Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean presents a concise account of the full sweep of U.S. military invasions and interventions in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean from 1800 up to the present day. Engages in debates about the economic, military, political, and cultural motives that shaped U.S. interventions in Cuba, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Guatemala, Mexico, and elsewhere Deals with incidents that range from the taking of Florida to the Mexican War, the War of 1898, the Veracruz incident of 1914, the Bay of Pigs, and the 1989 invasion of Panama Features also the responses of Latin American countries to U.S. involvement Features unique coverage of 19th century interventions as well as 20th century incidents, and includes a series of helpful maps and illustrations
Fiction

Die Taugenichtse

Author: Samuel Selvon

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

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Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Ein Roman wie ein Lieblingssong Moses, Big City, Fünf-nach-zwölf und die anderen setzen große Hoffnungen in ihr neues Leben im "Zentrum der Welt", so nennen sie das London der Nachkriegszeit. Sie sind aus der Karibik hierhergekommen, jetzt staunen sie über die Dampfwolken vor ihren Mündern. Und wenn der Wochenlohn wieder nicht reicht, jagen sie eben die Tauben auf dem Dach. Kapitulation? Niemals! Stattdessen beginnen die Überlebenskünstler, sich neu zu erfinden – und ihre neue Heimat gleich mit. Samuel Selvons Ton zwischen kreolischem Straßenslang und balladesker Suada setzt sich sofort ins Ohr. Bedingungslos aufrichtig erzählt Selvon von den ersten Einwanderern Englands, die das Land für immer verändert haben – sein Denken, seine Sprache, sein Selbstverständnis. Die literarische Entdeckung!
Philosophy

A Brief History of Social Identity

Author: Liam Martin

Publisher: iUniverse

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 180

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A Brief History of Social Identity From Kinship To Multirace is, appropriately, a book with a very wide reach. From ancient India to modern America, from Buddhism to the American Constitution, from religion to race, and from multiracial identity to the rule of hypo-descent, the author follows the at times liberating, at times stifling role of identity. The most fascinating proposition of the book is that a previously marginalized heritage-multiracial-is the source of the next historically significant social identity. After tracing identity from its origins in kinship to its most recent in race, the author argues that the opposition to a multiracial identity, hypo-descent-more commonly known as the one-drop rule-is the last socially accepted form of racism, but that this is ultimately unconstitutional. And so once this is demonstrated-and the author quite convincingly does so-multiracial identity will find social acceptance, allowing a large portion of our population to realize its fullest potential.
History

An Empire of Regions

Author: Eric Guest Nellis

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 391

View: 813

"This smart, knowing book examines the evolution of early America in terms of region. I know of no better way to come to terms with the development of the British colonies." - Alan Gallay, The Ohio State University