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  • From Columbus to Castro
  • Written by Eric Williams
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From Columbus to Castro

The History of the Caribbean 1492-1969

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From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean is about 30 million people scattered across an arc of islands -- Jamaica, Haiti, Barbados, Antigua, Martinique, Trinidad, among others-separated by the languages and cultures of their colonizers, but joined together, nevertheless, by a common heritage. For whether French, English, Dutch, Spanish, Danish, or-latterly-American, the nationality of their masters has made only a notional difference to the peoples of the Caribbean. The history of the Caribbean is dominated by the history of sugar, which is inseparable from the history of slavery; which was inseparable, until recently, from the systematic degradation of labor in the region. Here, for the first time, is a definitive work about a profoundly important but neglected and misrepresented area of the world.
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Eric Williams was Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago from their achievement of independence in 1962 until his death in 1981. He is the author of the classic Capitalism and Slavery.
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"Mr. Williams is forced to write about so much greed and cruelty that it is remarkable that he keeps his temper and his perspective. He succeeds, and his practical discussion of the current state of the Caribbean is among the best of its kind...He writes better than many historians and almost all politicians."

-- The New Yorker

  • From Columbus to Castro by Eric Williams
  • April 12, 1984
  • History; History - Latin America
  • Vintage
  • $19.00
  • 9780394715025

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