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The Black Carib Wars: Freedom, Survival, and the Making of the Garifuna (Caribbean Studies Series)

Taylor, Christopher

Editore: University Press of Mississippi/Signal Books, Ltd.
ISBN 10: 1617033103 / ISBN 13: 9781617033100
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Titolo: The Black Carib Wars: Freedom, Survival, and...

Casa editrice: University Press of Mississippi/Signal Books, Ltd.

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro: Very Good


1617033103 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the boards, no dust jacket as issued with a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!. Codice inventario libreria Z1617033103Z2

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In The Black Carib Wars, Christopher Taylor offers the most thoroughly researched history of the struggle of the Garifuna people to preserve their freedom on the island of St. Vincent.

Today, thousands of Garifuna people live in Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua and the United States, preserving their unique culture and speaking a language that directly descends from that spoken in the Caribbean at the time of Columbus. All trace their origins back to St. Vincent where their ancestors were native Carib Indians and shipwrecked or runaway West African slaves--hence the name by which they were known to French and British colonialists: Black Caribs.

In the 1600s they encountered Europeans as adversaries and allies. But from the early 1700s, white people, particularly the French, began to settle on St. Vincent. The treaty of Paris in 1763 handed the island to the British who wanted the Black Caribs' land to grow sugar. Conflict was inevitable, and in a series of bloody wars punctuated by uneasy peace the Black Caribs took on the might of the British Empire. Over decades leaders such as Tourouya, Bigot, and Chatoyer organized the resistance of a society which had no central authority but united against the external threat. Finally, abandoned by their French allies, they were defeated, and the survivors deported to Central America in 1797.

The Black Carib Wars draws on extensive research in Britain, France, and St. Vincent to offer a compelling narrative of the formative years of the Garifuna people.

Dal risvolto interno: The most detailed history of the Black Caribs of St Vincent

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