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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.
Featuring maps, charts, tables, and photographs, it remains the ideal guide to the region and its people. The Enduring Environment and the First Islanders 2. Discovery of the Islands 3. Pirates Fight for Spanish Gold 4.
The Dutch Empire 6. Settlement of the Lesser Antilles 7. Sugar Rules the Islands The World of the Slaves England and France Struggle to Control the Islands The British Colonies The Spanish Islands Fight for Freedom Cuba During the 20th Century The Dominican Republic and Haiti The British Colonies Gain Independence Add to Cart.
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A Brief History of the Caribbean
A Brief History of the Caribbean : From the Arawak and the Carib to the Present
Be able to identify the following persons, places, and terms in 25 words or less. The location, timing, and nature of the first Dutch activity in the Caribbean. Know the following dates:. First expedition of conquest from Cuba to Mexico. The burning of Havana by pirates. Sack of Santo Domingo by Drake. Invasion of England by the Spanish Armada.
A Brief History Of the Caribbean
Describing the great earthquake of that sunk Port Royal, Jamaica as "a fitting punishment for the new Sodom" doesn't seem quite like an objective history I did get to learn about the Alco, small Arawak dogs that couldn't bark. Offered as a brief history of a diverse and intriguing region, this work is a veritable sourcebook of information about the Caribbean, ranging from the climate to vegetation to colonial history to 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 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.