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This major textbook survey, first published in 1992, explains how the Caribbean'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 As European power has waned in the Caribbean, it has been replaced by the geopolitical domination of the United States.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.

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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

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

The Caribbean in the Wider World, 1492-1992

Paperback, January 1992
$66.56