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- Author(s):Hilary McD. Beckles, Verene A. Shepherd
- Available from: November 2004
An essential book for students and teachers written by two of the Caribbean's leading historians.
Chapters include: indigenous societies; Europe's Caribbean project; European settlement and rivalry; the transatlantic trade in enslaved Africans; sugar and slavery; African culture and community life; revolt and resistance; Caribbean emancipation.
An extensive bibliography completes the book.
- 1. The indigenous Caribbean people
- 2. The European-Caribbean project
- 3. Spanish settlement and indigenous resistance
- 4. Other European settlement and rivalry
- 5. Europe and the spread of chattel slavery in Africa
- 6. The transatlantic trade in enslaved Africans
- 7. The Caribbean economy and enslavement
- 8. Making and marketing sugar
- 9. African culture and community life
- 10. Surviving enslavement: wealth and health factors
- 11. Revolt and marronage
- 12. Armed revolt
- 13. Caribbean emancipations
- Additional sources for teachers
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