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This book examines the economic history of the Caribbean in the two hundred years since the Napoleonic Wars and is the first analysis to span the whole region. It is divided into three parts, each centered around a particular case study: the first focuses on the nineteenth century (“The Age of Free Trade”); the second considers the period up to 1960 (“The Age of Preferences”); and the final section concerns the half century from the Cuban Revolution to the present (“The Age of Globalization”). The study makes use of a specially constructed database to observe trends across the whole region and chart the progress of nearly thirty individual countries. Its findings challenge many long-standing assumptions about the region, and its in-depth case studies shed new light on the history of three countries in particular, namely Belize, Cuba, and Haiti.Read more
- The first economic history covering the whole of the Caribbean
- Based on extensive research carried out with the first database covering all the countries of the region (just under 30)
- A unique case study of Haiti in its first century of independence
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- Date Published: October 2012
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521198899
- length: 730 pages
- dimensions: 241 x 160 x 41 mm
- weight: 1.4kg
- contains: 117 colour illus.
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
Part I. The Caribbean in the Age of Free Trade: From the Napoleonic Wars to 1900:
2. The core and the Caribbean
3. From scarce to surplus labor in the Caribbean
4. Global commodity trade and its implications for the Caribbean
5. Caribbean foreign trade
6. The domestic economy in the Caribbean
7. Haiti: from independence to US occupation
Part II. The Caribbean in the Age of Preferences: From 1900 to 1960:
8. The core and the Caribbean
9. Caribbean foreign trade
10. The Caribbean domestic economy
11. The rise, decline and fall of the Belizean economy before independence
Part III. The Caribbean in the Age of Globalization: From 1960 to the Present:
12. The core and the Caribbean
13. Structural change in the Caribbean
14. Import substitution, manufacturing export promotion and regional integration in the Caribbean
15. Caribbean economic performance
16. The Cuban economy since the Revolution
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