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  1. says:

    I went to Puerto Rico for New Years in 2007 to visit a friend from college I went expecting to see something familiar, something like the United States, orlike Florida, or evenlike the neighborhood in the Bronx I lived one summer But it was clearly very different from all of those, very much its own culture distinct from what I knew in the U.S and with a history obviously its own Wh...


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    Why do so many Puerto Ricans still speak Spanish Why is the Caribbean economy still developing Why was there so much interest and warfare regarding these small islands Was sugar reallyimportant than gold I don t tend to write a lot of reviewsoften than not, I generally feel that the indicator is enough to determine if a book is worth reading But in this case, I need to make an exception I picked this book up as a casual reader of Caribbean history and culture I don t think I Why do so many Puerto Ricans still speak Spanish Why is the Caribbean economy still developing Why was there so much...


  3. says:

    The history of the sugar industry and slave trade really framed most of the history of the Caribbean In that sense, this book was really right on the money It includes everything you ever wanted to know about the two industries and how they influenced the development of the region However, this book was a little hard to swallow It was v...


  4. says:

    A powerful work that vividly portrays the brutality inflicted first on the Taino victims of the conquest and later on the African slaves imported to work the sugar plantations and Asians brought over on term labor agreements after emencipation The book provides the economic, political and social forces that drove the European colonization Focus is 1492 through the 19th century, much less on 20th Very strong on the economics You will learn, for example, the capital...


  5. says:

    Eric Williams belongs to the group of Marxist historians His remarkable work offers the reader deep analysis of Carribean from Colombus to Castro However, he points out mainy mainly economic matters with strong aspect of colonialism Carribean is highly connected with fruits, sugar and thus is oriented to peasans and not industrial level of r...


  6. says:

    Williams is clearly on top of his research here What is missing, however, is what makes a good history which is also what makes good fiction invention The statistics are important, but there needs to be a narrative history component as well This book lacks any narrative threads The reading is dull and not engaging As for the collection of data and the presentation of it in a well organized and succinct matter, then Williams does a bang up job For the best illustration of this failure turn Williams is clearly on top of his research here What is missing, however, is what makes a good history which is also what makes good fiction invention The statistics are important, but there needs to be a narrative history component as well This book lacks any narrative threads The reading is dull and not engaging As for the collection of data and the presentation of it in a well organized and succinct matter, then Williams does a bang up job For the best illustration of this failu...


  7. says:

    Although not a conventional beach read, former Prime Minster of Trinidad and Tobago Eric Williams s history of the Caribbean was brisk and comprehensive, especially if you skim the too many chapters on the intricacy of the sugar economy Williams is a path blazing Oxford historian turned politican, who upended the idea that the British were selfless colonizers who emancipated primarily for humanitarian reasons He wades through a lot of economics to make the argument But the core thesis of th Although not a conventional beach read, former Prime Minster of Trinidad and Tobago Eric Williams s history of the Caribbean was brisk and comprehensive, especially if you skim the too many chapters on the intricacy of the sugar economy Williams is a path blazing Oxford historian turned politican, who upended t...


  8. says:

    Although not a conventional beach read, former Prime Minster of Trinidad and Tobago Eric Williams s history of the Caribbean was brisk and comprehensive, especially if you skim the too many chapters on the intricacy of the sugar economy Williams is a path blazing Oxford historian turned politican, who upended the idea that the British were selfless colonizers who emancipated primarily for humanitarian reasons He wades through a lot of economics to make the argument But the core thesis of th Although not a conventional beach read, former Prime Minster of Trinidad and Tobago Eric Williams s history of the Caribbean was brisk and comprehensive, especially if you skim the too many chapters on the intricacy of the sugar economy Williams is a path blazing Oxford historian turned politican, who upended the idea that the British were selfless c...


  9. says:

    Picked up this book at a book fair for five dollars I had just finished The Rum Diary by Hunter S Thompson, and a book on the Caribbean seemed like a good transition I never realized how ignorant I was to the history of the Caribbean until I read this book It is pretty dense, and I found myself glazing over some of the passages, just because I wasinterested in a general understanding After finishing this book I find myself very interested and curious to read thein depth historie Picked up this book at a book fair for five dollars I had just finished The Rum Diary by Hunter S Thompson, and...


  10. says:

    Recommended Mr Williams was Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago from 1962 to 1981 How did he have time to write such a fine history book Obviously he cared deeply about the people of the Caribbean countries Though so much has happened since the book was published in 1970, the wide ranging background information is fully relevant Particularly meaningful to me is Williams dispassionate coverage of the decimation of the native peoples of the Caribbean, and his account of international prac Recommended Mr Williams was Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago from 1962 to 1981 How did he have time to write such a fine history book Obviously he cared deeply about the people of the Caribbean countries Though so much has happened since the book was published in 1970, the wid...


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From Columbus to Castro From Columbus To Castro The History Of The Caribbean Is About 30 Million People Scattered Across An Arc Of Islands Jamaica, Haiti, Barbados, Antigua, Martinique, Trinidad, Among Others Separated By The Languages And Cultures Of Their Colonizers, But Joined Together, Nevertheless, By A Common Heritage For Whether French, English, Dutch, Spanish, Danish, Or Latterly American, The Nationality Of Their Masters Has Made Only A Notional Difference To The Peoples Of The Caribbean The History Of The Caribbean Is Dominated By The History Of Sugar, Which Is Inseparable From The History Of Slavery Which Was Inseparable, Until Recently, From The Systematic Degradation Of Labor In The Region Here, For The First Time, Is A Definitive Work About A Profoundly Important But Neglected And Misrepresented Area Of The World.