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Caribbean (Traveller’s History of Caribbean)

August 26, 2016 - Comment

A concise and authoritative history of the entire region covering the large islands such as Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Bahamas as well as the smaller islands in the Netherlands Antilles, the islands of the Eastern Caribbean and the French and British dependencies. Related

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A concise and authoritative history of the entire region covering the large islands such as Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Bahamas as well as the smaller islands in the Netherlands Antilles, the islands of the Eastern Caribbean and the French and British dependencies.

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Noho48 says:

Good introduction to complex area A good read, suitable for beach or pool-side, especially if in the Caribbean. Covers many topics, loops back to important islands more than once. Covers Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti in some detail. Dutch Caribbean also well covered. Smaller islands (Barbados, French Caribbean, etc.) not as well-covered because of smaller populations. Basically focuses most on islands, with little detail about adjoining continental nations. Very good place to start (or think about…

I Teach Typing says:

Fascinating history This book does a great job of tracing the history of the islands from their discovery by the Europeans, through colonial and modern times. The writing is scholarly and clear and the history is fabulously interesting. The material is actually rather intense, with topics like genocide of the locals, 100s of years of constant wars and horrific death rates for slaves, slavers and settlers but if you want to know how the islands got to their current political/cultural state you want to read this…

W. Wedenoja says:

An outstanding history of the West Indies In spite of its title, this fine book is simply a comprehensive history of the West Indies. There is scant mention of the wider, mainland Caribbean, and it’s not just for travelers. That said, it is an authoritative, complete history of the area, in my view the best there is. I would like to think that travelers to the region would read a history such as this, but I’m sure they rarely do. Nonetheless, it is a very engaging read. If you like history, then by all means take it on your next…

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