Released on 2013-01-29Categories History

The Caribbean

The Caribbean

Author: Stephan Palmié

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226924649

Category: History

Page: 678

View: 791

Combining fertile soils, vital trade routes, and a coveted strategic location, the islands and surrounding continental lowlands of the Caribbean were one of Europe’s earliest and most desirable colonial frontiers. The region was colonized over the course of five centuries by a revolving cast of Spanish, Dutch, French, and English forces, who imported first African slaves and later Asian indentured laborers to help realize the economic promise of sugar, coffee, and tobacco. The Caribbean: A History of the Region and Its Peoples offers an authoritative one-volume survey of this complex and fascinating region. This groundbreaking work traces the Caribbean from its pre-Columbian state through European contact and colonialism to the rise of U.S. hegemony and the economic turbulence of the twenty-first century. The volume begins with a discussion of the region’s diverse geography and challenging ecology and features an in-depth look at the transatlantic slave trade, including slave culture, resistance, and ultimately emancipation. Later sections treat Caribbean nationalist movements for independence and struggles with dictatorship and socialism, along with intractable problems of poverty, economic stagnation, and migrancy. Written by a distinguished group of contributors, The Caribbean is an accessible yet thorough introduction to the region’s tumultuous heritage which offers enough nuance to interest scholars across disciplines. In its breadth of coverage and depth of detail, it will be the definitive guide to the region for years to come.
Released on 2000-02Categories Caribbean Area

Caribbean People

Caribbean People

Author: Lennox Honychurch

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0175664064

Category: Caribbean Area

Page: 132

View: 506

'The Caribbean People' is a three-book 'History' series for Secondary schools. Tracing the origins and developments of the Caribbean region, Book 1 starts with Early Civilisation, Tribes and Settlers, followed by Colonisation and Plantations in Book 2. Book 3 looks at modern West Indian society, more recent history and current affairs.
Released on 2018-02Categories

Island People

Island People

Author: Joshua Jelly-Schapiro


ISBN: 1782115625


Page: 512

View: 677

Shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing AwardsIn this fascinating travelogue, the product of almost a decade of travel and intense study, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro strips away the fantasy and myth to expose the real islands, and the real people, that make up the Caribbean.
Released on 1997Categories Caribbean Area

General History of the Caribbean

General History of the Caribbean

Author: Franklin W. Knight


ISBN: WISC:89083676015

Category: Caribbean Area

Page: 500

View: 199

This major six-volume project covers the historical experience of the peoples and societies of the Caribbean region from the earliest times to the end of the 20th century. This volume looks at the Caribbean in the 16th century.
Released on 2010-06-25Categories Political Science

Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean

Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Jakob Kronik

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821383817

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 628

This book addresses the social implications of climate change and climatic variability on indigenous peoples and communities living in the highlands, lowlands, and coastal areas of Latin America and the Caribbean. Across the region, indigenous people already perceive and experience negative effects of climate change and variability. Many indigenous communities find it difficult to adapt in a culturally sustainable manner. In fact, indigenous peoples often blame themselves for the changes they observe in nature, despite their limited emission of green house gasses. Not only is the viability of their livelihoods threatened, resulting in food insecurity and poor health, but also their cultural integrity is being challenged, eroding the confidence in solutions provided by traditional institutions and authorities. The book is based on field research among indigenous communities in three major eco-geographical regions: the Amazon; the Andes and Sub-Andes; and the Caribbean and Mesoamerica. It finds major inter-regional differences in the impacts observed between areas prone to rapid- and slow-onset natural hazards. In Mesoamerican and the Caribbean, increasingly severe storms and hurricanes damage infrastructure and property, and even cause loss of land, reducing access to livelihood resources. In the Columbian Amazon, changes in precipitation and seasonality have direct immediate effects on livelihoods and health, as crops often fail and the reproduction of fish stock is threatened by changes in the river ebb and flow. In the Andean region, water scarcity for crops and livestock, erosion of ecosystems and changes in biodiversity threatens food security, both within indigenous villages and among populations who depend on indigenous agriculture, causing widespread migration to already crowded urban areas. The study aims to increase understanding on the complexity of how indigenous communities are impacted by climate change and the options for improving their resilience and adaptability to these phenomena. The goal is to improve indigenous peoples rights and opportunities in climate change adaptation, and guide efforts to design effective and sustainable adaptation initiatives.
Released on 1959Categories Communism

Communist Threat to the United States Through the Caribbean: Testimony of Maj. Pedro L. Díaz Lanz

Communist Threat to the United States Through the Caribbean: Testimony of Maj. Pedro L. Díaz Lanz

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee to Investigate the Administration of the Internal Security Act and Other Internal Security Laws


ISBN: UCBK:C051764934

Category: Communism

Page: 468

View: 935

Released on 2003Categories Reference

Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage

Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage

Author: Richard Allsopp

Publisher: University of West Indies Press

ISBN: 9766401454

Category: Reference

Page: 782

View: 489

This remarkable new dictionary represents the first attempt in some four centuries to record the state of development of English as used across the entire Caribbean region.