9780761448532

Barbados

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  • ISBN13:

    9780761448532

  • ISBN10:

    0761448535

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: Benchmark Books

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Summary

"Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Barbados"--Provided by publisher.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
Geographyp. 7
Topography
Climate
Vegetation
Animal life
Main towns
Historyp. 17
The first Barbadians
Arrival of the English
The Creation of plantocracy
Introduction of sugarcane
Charter of Barbados
Introduction of slaves
The 18th century
The end of slavery
The 20th century
Governmentp. 31
The constitution
The Senate and the House of Assembly
Political parties and major politicians
National security
Foreign relations
Economyp. 41
Tourism
Offshore financial services
Agriculture
Fishing
Manufacturing
Mining
Foreign trade
Energy
Transportation
Environmentp. 55
Coastal zone management
Endangered species
Waste disposal
Illegal dumping
Landslides and soil erosion
Pollution from shipping
Water management
Climate change
International environmental agreements
Ozzy Ozone
Barbadiansp. 65
Social hierarchies
Mixed marriages
Bajan blacks
New Bajans
Dress
Some prominent Barbadians
Lifestylep. 73
Marriage
Family life
Changing patterns
Death
Housing
Education
Health
Alternative medicine
Religionp. 85
Anglicans
Other Christian faiths
Tie-Heads
Rastafarians
Folk beliefs
Places of worship
Languagep. 91
Bajan
Storytelling tradition
Greetings and gestures
The public library
Communications
Artsp. 99
Music
Dance
Landships
Theater
Architecture
Arts and crafts
Literature
Leisurep. 109
Cricket
Other sports
National parks
Rum shops
Festivalsp. 117
Jazz Festival
Holetown Festival
Oistins Fish Festival
De Congaline Carnival
Crop Over Festival
National Independence Festival of Creative Arts
Foodp. 123
Traditional foods
Fruits and vegetables
Other Bajan specialties
Sunday buffets
Street that never sleeps
Fish fry
Hawkers and hucksters
Drinks
Map of Barbadosp. 132
About the Economyp. 135
About the Culturep. 137
Timelinep. 138
Glossaryp. 140
For Further Informationp. 141
Bibliographyp. 142
Indexp. 143
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