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RECORD NUMBER: 282 OF 1902
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Brief history of the Caribbean : from the Arawak and the Carib to the present /|
|Publisher||Facts on File,|
|ISBN||0816024510 (alk. paper)|
|Collation||ix, 324 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.|
Includes bibliographical references (p. 306-316) and index.
pt. 1. The Caribbean under Spanish rule: The enduring environment and the First Islanders ; Discovery of the islands ; Pirates fight for Spanish gold ; Spain's Caribbean colonies -- pt. 2. Northern Europeans come to stay: The Dutch empire ; Settlement of the Lesser Antilles ; The buccaneers of Jamaica, Saint-Dominigue, and the Bahamas ; War and piracy, 1665-1720 -- pt. 3. The sugar empire: Sugar rules the islands ; The world of the slaves ; England and France struggle to control the islands ; Runaways and rebels -- pt. 4. The abolition of slavery and the challenges of freedom: The British colonies ; The Spanish islands fight for freedom ; Hispaniola and the Leeward Islands -- pt. 5. Poverty and progress in the Caribbean since 1914: The United States and the independent nations ; The islands regain political independence ; The Commonwealth Caribbean since independence.