9780195381337

The Caribbean The Genesis of a Fragmented Nationalism

  • ISBN 13:

    9780195381337

  • ISBN 10:

    0195381335

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 06/10/2011
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Offering a rare pan-Caribbean perspective on a region that has moved from the very center of the western world to its periphery,The Caribbean: The Genesis of a Fragmented Nationalismjourneys through five centuries of economic and social development, emphasizing such topics as the slave-run plantation economy, the changes in political control over the centuries, the impact of the United States, and the effects of Castro's Cuban revolution on the area. The book integrates social analysis with political narrative, providing a unique perspective on the problems of nation-building in an area of dense populations, scarce resources, and an explosive political climate. New to this Edition * A fresh contextualization of Caribbean history * Up-to-date and revised scholarship, bringing the history to 2010 * New information on indigenous societies and the contact period * A short bibliography of suggested readings for each chapter * Expanded discussion on the Haitian and Cuban Revolutions and their universal impact * Revised and updated chronology and informational tables on the Caribbean

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