Columbus 'discovered' the Caribbean, not North America, and it was in the Caribbean that Amerindians first felt the effects of European steel, gunpowder, and (deadlier by far) microbes. The region became a pawn in the European struggle for empire and, later, a significant player in the developing Atlantic economy. Its economic importance rested on a substructure of African slavery, which provided labor for the numerous plantations across the region. However, slaves resisted slavery and, ultimately, the Abolitionist cause was carried successfully, initially in the British parliament and gradually elsewhere. Emancipation did not provide solutions to the ancillary ills of servitude - poverty, exploitation, inequality - and protest and resistance to colonial rule (whether British, Spanish, French, Dutch, or Danish) continued. In the twentieth century, the United States largely replaced the old European powers as the dominant players in the area, and sought to intervene when it perceived its interests were threatened.
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Descrizione libro Bloomsbury USA, 2006. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Acknowledgements Preface Illustrations 1. The Amerindians and European Patterns of Settlement 2. Sugar and Slavery 3. Slavery, Work and the Slaves' Economy 4. Neither Black Nor White 5. The World the Planters Made 6. Slave Resistance: Africans, Maroons and Women 7. The Haitian Revolution 8. The Abolition Debates 9. Race, Racism and Equality 10. From Slavery and Freedom 11. Riots and Resistance in the Aftermath of Emancipation 12. The Africanization of the Caribbean 13. The American Century 14. Labour Protests and the 1930s 15. The Revolutionary Caribbean 16. Contemporary Themes 17. The Cultures of the Caribbean Notes Suggestions for further reading Index. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0340763639
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