The Caribbean A Brief History

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-01-02
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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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.

Author Biography

Gad Heuman is Professor Emeritus in the History Department and is a past Director of the Centre for Caribbean Studies at the University of Warwick, UK.

Table of Contents

Preface \ 1. The Amerindians and European Patterns of Settlement \ 2. Sugar and Slavery \ 3. Slavery, Work and the Slaves' Economy \ 4. Neither Black Nor White \ 5. The World the Planters Made \ 6. Slave Resistance: Africans, Maroons and Women \ 7. The Haitian Revolution \ 8. The Abolition Debates \ 9. Race, Racism and Equality \ 10. From Slavery to Freedom \ 11. Riots and Resistance in the Aftermath of Emancipation \ 12. The Africanization of the Caribbean \ 13. The American Century \ 14. Labour Protests and the 1930s \ 15. The Revolutionary Caribbean \ 16. Contemporary Themes \ 17. The Cultures of the Caribbean \ Suggestions for Further Reading \ Bibliography \ Index

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