A Concise History of the Caribbean (Cambridge Concise Histories)

A Concise History of the Caribbean (Cambridge Concise Histories)

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B. W. Higman
Cambridge University Press, 2011-02-03
EAN 9780521043489, ISBN10: 0521043484

Hardcover, 374 pages, 21.6 x 21.3 x 14 cm

A Concise History of the Caribbean presents a general history of the Caribbean islands from the beginning of human settlement about seven thousand years ago to the present. It narrates processes of early human migration, the disastrous consequences of European colonization, the development of slavery and the slave trade, the extraordinary profits earned by the plantation economy, the great revolution in Haiti, movements toward political independence, the Cuban Revolution, and the diaspora of Caribbean people. Written in a lively and accessible style yet current with the most recent research, the book provides a compelling narrative of Caribbean history essential for students and visitors.

Advance praise: 'A first-rate interpretive overview that at present has no equal, by a master historian and insightful scholar.' David Barry Gaspar, Duke University