More centrally focused on the Caribbean than any other survey of the region, Caribbean History examines a wide range of topics to give students a thorough understanding of the region's history. The text favors a traditional, largely chronological approach to the study of Caribbean history, however, because it is impossible to be entirely chronological in the complex agglomeration of often disparate historical experiences, some thematic chapters occupy the broadly chronological framework. The author creates a readable narrative for undergraduates that contains the most recent scholarship and pays particular attention to the U.S.-Caribbean connection to more fully relate to students.
Table of Contents
Preface; Chapter 1: Original Peoples; Chapter 2: The Coming of Columbus; Chapter 3: The Northern European Challenge to Spain; Chapter 4: The Africans: Long Night of Enslavement; Chapter 5: The Enslaved and te Manumitted: Human Strivings in Savage Surroundings; Chapter 6: The Big FIght Back: Resistance, Marronage, Proto-States; Chapter 7: The Big Fight Back: Suriname and Jamaica; Chapter 8: The Big Fight: Rebellion to Haitian Revolution; Chapter 9: Emancipation: Help Arrives from Europe; Chapter 10: After Emancipation: Obstacles and Progress; Chapter 11: The Caribbean and Africa Through the Early 20th Century; Chapter 12: The United States and the Caribbean to World War II; Chapter 13: Twentieth Century to World War II: Turbulent Times; Chapter 14: World War II to Century's End; Chapter 15: Prognosis