Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - The Caribbean in the Wider World, 1492-1992 by Bonham C. Richardson

On the eve of the quincentenary of Christopher Columbus's epic voyage, this major new textbook survey explains how the region's present geography is intimately tied to the past. The Caribbean was Europe's first colony, its landscapes transformed to produce tropical staples and its decimated aboriginal populace replaced with African slaves. As European power has waned in the Caribbean, it has been replaced by the geopolitical domination of the United States. Professor Richardson examines this colonisation and recolonisation of the Caribbean during the past half millennium, portraying a region victimised by natural hazards, soil erosion, over population and gunboat diplomacy. Most importantly, he explains the ways in which Caribbean peoples have reacted and adapted to their external influences. No other single survey of the region provides equivalent breadth - ranging from aboriginal ecologies to today's narcotic traffic - or harnesses so effectively elements of the past to illuminate the present.

Buy The Caribbean in the Wider World, 1492-1992 by Bonham C. Richardson from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521351867
ISBN-10: 0521351863
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 254
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Jan-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - The Caribbean in the Wider World, 1492-1992 by Bonham C. Richardson

Book Reviews - The Caribbean in the Wider World, 1492-1992 by Bonham C. Richardson

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Caribbean in the Wider World, 1492-1992 book by Bonham C. Richardson and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Bonham C. Richardson

Caribbean in the Wider World, 1492-1992 by Bonham C. Richardson
Paperback, January 1992
$66.56