9780195054415

The Caribbean The Genesis of a Fragmented Nationalism

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    9780195054415

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    0195054415

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/4/1990
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Summary

Offering a rare pan-Caribbean perspective on a region that has moved from the very center of the western world to its periphery, The Caribbean journeys through five centuries of economic and social development, emphasizing such topics as the slave-run plantation economy, the changes inpolitical control over the centuries, the impact of the United States, and the effects of Castro's Cuban revolution on the area. The newly revised Second Edition clarifies the notions of "settler" and "exploitation" societies, makes more explicit the characteristics of state formation and theconcept of fragmented nationalism, incorporates the results of recent scholarship, expands treatment of the modern period, updates the chronology of events, and adds a number of new tables. Integrating social analysis with political narrative, The Caribbean provides a unique perspective on theproblems of nation-building in an area of dense populations, scarce resources, and an explosive political climate.

Table of Contents

Maps and Tables
xi
Introduction to the First Edition xiii
The Political Geography of the Pre-Hispanic Caribbean
3(24)
Settlements and Colonies
27(39)
Patterns of Colonization in the New World
66(22)
Imperialism and Slavery
88(32)
Social Structure of the Plantation Society
120(39)
Imperial Fragmentation and Colonial Social Reconstruction, 1793--1886
159(34)
Caribbean Nation Building 1: Haiti and the Dominican Republic
193(34)
Caribbean Nation Building 2: Cuba, 1868--1989
227(30)
Caribbean Nation Building 3: Puerto Rico and the Ambivalent Identity
257(18)
Caribbean Nation Building 4: The Commonwealth Caribbean
275(32)
State and Nationalism in the Contemporary Caribbean
307(26)
Chronology 333(14)
A Selected Guide to the Historical Literature on the Caribbean 347(16)
Tables 363(12)
Index 375

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