- Caribbean pasts -- The indigenous Caribbean -- The worlds of the plantations -- Emancipation and the rooting of freedom -- Occupation: U.S. empire and the independent Caribbean -- Insurrection: 1950s Cuba -- Revolution and intervention: Cuba and the Dominican Republic -- Reform: Jamaica, Grenada, and Haiti -- Epilogue: Caribbean futures.
- "For centuries, the Caribbean has been centered in the crosscurrents of global transformations. From the emergence of racial slavery and plantation agriculture to foreign military occupation and radical interventions, the Atlantic world has been deeply shaped by European and U.S. imperialism. But the Caribbean is also a place where people--through contestation, innovation, global migration, and some of history's most dramatic revolutions--have created alternatives to those imposed by their rulers"--
- 9781469653624 (electronic bk.)
1469653621 (electronic bk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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