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Caribbean History From Pre-Colonial Origins to the Present



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An up-to-date, comprehensive survey of Caribbean history from pre-colonial times to the present. More centrally focused on the Caribbean than any other survey of the region, Caribbean Historyexamines a wide range of topics to give readers a thorough understanding of the region's history. The text favors a traditional, largely chronological approach to the study of Caribbean history, however, because it is impossible to be entirely chronological in the complex agglomeration of often disparate historical experiences, some thematic chapters occupy the broadly chronological framework. The author creates a readable narrative for undergraduates that contains the most recent scholarship and pays particular attention to the U.S.-Caribbean connection to more fully relate to students. Note: MySearchLabdoes not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLabat no extra charge, please visitwww.MySearchLab.comor use ISBN: 9780205098538.

Author Biography

Tony Martin, Professor Emeritus of  Wellesley College, taught in the Africana Studies Department for 34 years. Martin began his teaching career at the University of Michigan-Flint, the Cipriani Labour College in Trinidad, and St. Mary's College in Trinidad. He began teaching at Wellesley in 1973. Martin is the author of a number of books on Marcus Garvey, including, Race First: The Ideological and Organizational Struggles of Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association (1976), Marcus Garvey Hero: A First Biography, African Fundamentalism : A Literary and Cultural Anthology of Garvey's Harlem Renaissance, Literary Garveyism: Garvey, Black Arts and the Harlem Renaissance, The Poetical Works of Marcus Garvey, and The Pan- African Connection: From Slavery to Garvey and Beyond. He is the co-author of Rare Afro-Americana: A Reconstruction of the Adger Library.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1:     Original Peoples


Chapter 2:     The Coming of Columbus   


Chapter 3:     The Northern European Challenge to Spain   


Chapter 4:     The Africans: Long Night of Enslavement    


Chapter 5:     The Enslaved and te Manumitted: Human Strivings in Savage Surroundings         


Chapter 6:     The Big FIght Back: Resistance, Marronage, Proto-States   


Chapter 7:     The Big Fight Back: Suriname and Jamaica        


Chapter 8:     The Big FIght: Rebellion to Haitian Revolution      


Chapter 9:     Emancipation: Help Arrives from Europe         


Chapter 10:      After Emancipation: Obstacles and Progress    


Chapter 11:     The Caribbean and Africa Through the Early 20th Century


Chapter 12:     The United States and the Caribbean to World War II     


Chapter 13:     Twentieth Century to World War II: Turbulent Times  


Chapter 14:     World War II to Century's End          


Chapter 15:     Prognosis



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