A Brief History of the Caribbean

A Brief History of the Caribbean

From the Arawak and the Carib to the Present

Book - 1999
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This comprehensive volume takes the reader and student through more than five hundred years of Caribbean history, beginning with Columbus's arrival in the Bahamas in 1492. A Brief History of the Caribbean traces the people and events that have marked this constantly shifting region, encompassing everything from economic booms and busts to epidemics, wars, and revolutions, and bringing to life such important figures as Sir Francis Drake, Blackbeard, Toussaint Louverture, Fidel Castro , the Duvaliers , and Jean-Bertrand Aristide . This superbly written history, revised and updated, with new chapters that reflect the islands' most recent social, economic, and political developments, is a work of impeccable scholarship. Featuring maps, charts, tables, and photographs, it remains the ideal guide to the region and its people.
Publisher: New York : Facts On File, c1999
Edition: Rev. ed
ISBN: 9780452281936
0452281938
9780816038114
0816038112
Characteristics: xv, 415 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm

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ReidCooper
Nov 29, 2011

No, it's not just pirates. RogoziƄski provides a very readable introduction to a region many Canadians have visited, but few really know. Well worth reading the next time you head for a warm beach in the middle of winter...

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