The Caribbean (Brief Histories)

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$8.84 - $47.27
UPC:
9780340763636
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Paperback
Publication Date:
2006-05-26
Author:
Gad Heuman
Language:
english
Edition:
1

Product Overview

This book examines Caribbean history from the first discovery by Europeans in Columbus's voyage to the New Worldto when theCaribbean became a pawn in the European struggle for empire and a victim of European steel, gunpowder and disease.
The Caribbean became a significant player in the developing trans-Atlantic economyas numerous plantations sprung across the region run by slave labor. Even after Emancipation, the after effects of servitude- poverty, exploitation and inequality- lead to protest and resistance to European colonial rule.
In the twentieth century, the United States largely replaced Europe as the dominant player in the area, and intervened when it perceived its regional interests were threatened.

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