The Caribbean: A History of the Region and Its Peoples

TitleThe Caribbean: A History of the Region and Its Peoples
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsPalmié, Stephan, and Francisco A. Scarano
Number of Pages624
PublisherUniversity of Chicago Press
CityChicago
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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. 

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