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  The history of the Caribbean
The history of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas
The history of Boriken (Puerto Rico; U.S. occupation)
The history of the R├ępublica Dominicana (Dominican Republic)
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 Caribbean History | caribbean-guide.info
The history of the Caribbean is rich with adventerous tales, blended cultures, and natural diversity.
History tells us that before both of those groups, the Ciboneys came to the Caribbean islands nearly four or five thousand years ago.
They were pawns in the infamous Triangular Trade: European ships set sail for the Caribbean colonies with bartering goods, arms, and liquor for African slave traders; slaves were captured and shipped from Africa to the islands; and in the final step, sugar and rum were exported from the Caribbean back to Europe.
caribbean-guide.info /past.and.present/history   (2090 words)

 The history of the Caribbean region
The economic history of the Caribbean as a whole
The social history of the Caribbean as a whole
The culture history of the Caribbean as a whole
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/43/index-a.html   (113 words)

  An Introduction to the Caribbean - Caribbean Culture
The history of the Caribbean is rich with romance and adventure, conquest and cruelty, and Caribbean culture has been profoundly contoured by the institutions of colonization and slavery.
Nations in the Caribbean are separated by diversities in island topographies and geographies, as well as differences in spoken languages, economics, religions, politics and customs adopted and adapted to.
The people of the Caribbean strive to move beyond the physical barriers of the waters that divide them, and beyond the social and language barriers that have isolated them from one another in the past.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art37212.asp   (430 words)

 The Caribbean's multiple images and multiple realities - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
History, it can be reasonably assumed, is the record of what groups of individuals have known and believed at different times about their past and their reality.
History is also the way that groups and individuals have used their knowledge and their beliefs to serve their interests and aspirations.
As such, history encompasses the entire corpus of underlying presuppositions that have conditioned groups and individuals to consider their knowledge to be relevant, and their beliefs to be true.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /columns/html/20060920T000000-0500_113112_OBS_THE_CARIBBEAN_S_MULTIPLE_IMAGES_AND_MULTIPLE_REALITIES.asp   (1009 words)

 Caribbean History. History of the Caribbean, Caribbean Music History, Caribbean Culture, Culture of
For a region known for its laid-back attitude and casual lifestyle, the history of the Caribbean is fraught with bloodshed, genocide and slavery.
For hundreds of years the Caribbean islands were inhabited by three main indigenous tribes – the Arawaks, the Ciboney and the tribe that gave the island its name: the Caribs.
Much of the history of the Caribbean is reflected in the traditional music and food of the region.
www.destination360.com /caribbean/history.php   (628 words)

 Rethinking the history of the Caribbean - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
Rethinking the history of the Caribbean - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
History is tremendously important to society in general and individuals in particular, since it constitutes a sort of moral power.
This extraordinary richness of Caribbean history lies not merely in the great material wealth produced over centuries of exploiting the land or the mines of bauxite and pitch or petroleum reserves.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /columns/html/20040430T230000-0500_59239_OBS_RETHINKING_THE_HISTORY_OF_THE_CARIBBEAN_.asp   (1201 words)

 Finally - Authentic Caribbean History Books
The book "The slave societies of the Caribbean "- is the third of six volumes in an initiative led by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to re-write the Caribbean’s history form a regional perspective.
The General History of the Caribbean project was launched here over the weekend with the publication on the slave societies of the Caribbean - a narrative that is being viewed as authentically Caribbean.
The mandate given to the editors and authors was to change that perspective to look at that history from the inside, examining areas which were not explored comprehensively in previous histories.
www.stlucia.gov.lc /pr1998/finally_-_authentic_caribbean_history_books.htm   (295 words)

 Caribbean History
History has shown us that we have been this way for a long time, for example, in the case of absenteeism - we want more and more, but would rather not deal with the fact that we are being horrid in our greed.
History has also shown us that as long as there are excessively rich people, someone else will suffer, and it would be justified by those who are not suffering.
However, as history unequivocally shows, Sublimis Deus is purely a theoretical act since there would be no need for an accounting of those declared to be "extinct," nor for the tens of millions who had been eliminated by the end of the 16th century.
www.nyboricua.com /caribbeanhistory.htm   (5062 words)

 CaribSeek Carnivals | Caribbean Carnival: It's Origin, History and Present
Important to the Caribbean festival arts are the ancient African traditions of parading and moving in circles through villages in costumes and masks.
Caribbean carnival traditions also borrow from the African culture the tradition of creating pieces of sculpture, masks and costumes.
Nowadays Carnival festivities and activities are being held year-round in the Caribbean.
www.caribseek.com /Adventure_and_Entertainment/Carnivals/caribbean-carnival.shtml   (457 words)

 Caribbean History
The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of countries and islands in the Caribbean Sea.
The name "Caribbean" is named after the Caribs, one of the dominant Amerindian groups in the region at the time of European contact.
The Indigenous Tribes of the Caribbean are: Arawak, Carib, Ciboney, Garifuna, Lucayan, Taino.
www.gmu.edu /org/caribbean/Carib_flair/carib_history.htm   (172 words)

 History Of The Caribbean Community
The establishment of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) was the result of a 15-year effort to fulfil the hope of regional integration which was born with the establishment of the British West Indies Federation in 1958.
With the end of the Federation, political leaders in the Caribbean made more serious efforts to strengthen the ties between the islands and mainland by providing for the continuance and strengthening of the areas of cooperation that existed during the Federation.
At the Eighth Heads of Government Conference of CARIFTA held in April 1973 in Georgetown, Guyana the decision to establish the Caribbean Community was brought into fruition with the consideration of Heads of Government of the draft legal instruments and with the signing by 11 members of CARIFTA (the exception being Antigua and Montserrat).
www.caricom.org /jsp/community/history.jsp?menu=community   (724 words)

 Kirwin R. Shaffer | Popular Culture and the Teaching of History: The Modern Caribbean History Course | The History ...
A cultural imperialist approach to Caribbean history focuses on the external factors influencing and dominating a society on which they are imposed.
If we are to understand the history of a place, then it seems sensible to understand not only the voices the elite—as often expressed in traditional political and economic history approaches—but also voices from the social and political margins.
Teachers and professors wishing to incorporate aspects of Caribbean history into other courses could easily adapt parts of this course to fit their own needs, whether it is a Latin American history course, a world history course, or perhaps a history of the British or French Empire.
www.historycooperative.org /journals/ht/37.3/shaffer.html   (6007 words)

 A Condensed History of Montserrat   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This "History of Montserrat" was project which I began in August of 1998 and lasted about a year.
The main source of historical data is "Montserrat West Indies, a chronological history," by Marion M. Wheeler, published in 1988 by the Montserrat National Trust.
While convenient for a sequential presentation, it is not particularly suited for in-depth examination of large and important subjects that span large portions of Montserrat's history, such as slavery or the labor movement.
mni.ms /history/index.shtml   (438 words)

 History Channel - True Caribbean Pirates
The Caribbean would become a free-for-all as these competing nations advocated "privateering," basically the use of freelancing private sailors to fight battles, disrupt trade, and harass the Spanish—all in an effort to establish a presence in the Caribbean without having to pay for a real navy there.
TRUE CARIBBEAN PIRATES follows the lineage of maritime crime from Morgan to Calico Jack, and even on to female pirates such as Anne Bonny and Mary Read, who were far more sensational, and every bit as dangerous, as their male counterparts.
Tale after tale of pirate lore that brings to life their unique reality—a brazen flouting of almost every societal rule, disrespect for governmental authority, and unmatched thirst for adventure and brutality, all motivated by a true desire to be free and live their way, and only their way.
www.thepirateking.com /movies/true_caribbean_pirates.htm   (742 words)

A Brief History of the Caribbean traces the people and events that have marked this constantly shifting region, encompassing everything from economic booms and busts to epidemics, wars, and revolutions, and bringing to life such important figures as Sir Francis Drake, Blackbeard, Toussaint Louverture, Fidel Castro, the Duvaliers, and Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
Book Description: From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean is about 30 million people scattered across an arc of islands -- Jamaica, Haiti, Barbados, Antigua, Martinique, Trinidad, among others-separated by the languages and cultures of their colonizers, but joined together, nevertheless, by a common heritage.
The history of the Caribbean is dominated by the history of sugar, which is inseparable from the history of slavery; which was inseparable, until recently, from the systematic degradation of labor in the region.
www.caribbeaninspired.com /caribbean/books/history-culture.htm   (1159 words)

 Amazon.de: From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean 1492-1969: The History of the Caribbean, 1492-1969: ...
From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean 1492-1969: The History of the Caribbean, 1492-1969 (Taschenbuch)
Examines the political, social, and economic forces which have shaped the history of the entire West Indian area since the fifteenth century.
A handy and indepth guide to the history and economy of the Caribbean from 1492 to 1960s.
www.amazon.de /exec/obidos/ASIN/0394715020/geometrynet01-21/ref=nosim   (374 words)

 History of the Caribbean: Terms
Caribes] (1777): of or relating to the Caribs, the eastern and southern West Indies, or the Caribbean Sea
One of the native race which occupied the southern islands of the West Indies at their discovery: in earlier times often used with the connotation of cannibal.
The total extirpation of the islands' population shortly after the Conquest and the subsequent repopulation of the area by fl slaves made any carryover of Indian cultural expressions impossible.
www.postcolonialweb.org /caribbean/history/terms.html   (384 words)

 History of the Caribbean | Caribbean Travel Guide
The History of the Caribbean reveals the significant role the region played in the colonial struggles of the European powers between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries.
In the twentieth century the Caribbean was again important during World War II, in the decolonisation wave in the post-war period, and in the tension between Communist Cuba and the United States (US).
The Caribbean region was war-torn throughout much of colonial history, but the wars were often based in Europe, with only minor battles fought in the Caribbean.
caribbean-region.com /travel/4/history-of-the-caribbean.html   (1309 words)

 From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean 1492-1969: Current Amazon U.S.A. One-Edition Data
From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean 1492-1969
A Brief History of the Caribbean: From the Arawak and Carib to the Present
From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean is about 30 million people scattered across an arc of islands -- Jamaica, Haiti, Barbados, Antigua, Martinique, Trinidad, among others-separated by the languages and cultures of their colonizers, but joined together, nevertheless, by a common heritage.
www.halloween.com /halloween-books/free.php?in=us&asin=0394715020   (563 words)

 kwabs.com: karibe web answer base system: caribbean history
This vector is deeply rooted in the Caribbean history of struggle against slavery and in the affirmation of the African ancestry of the majority of the people.
The portion of the history of the Caribbean that we know about the most, started with the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the shores of an island in the Bahamas which he renamed San Salvador on October 12 1492, 70 days after traveling west from Palos.
Columbus is still an object of great admiration in most places of the Caribbean but several countries have stopped celebrating the day of the discovery of their land by the Admiral.
www.kwabs.com /caribbean_history.html   (1574 words)

 BBC - History - Case Study: Caribbean Family History
If you are researching ancestors from Africa or the Caribbean there are some specialised routes to the past that you might like to follow.
Researching your family history if you're of African Caribbean descent presents some interesting historical challenges - and there are many resources that can help you.
From very early in our history, there were people of African descent in Britain.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/familyhistory/get_started/caribbean_01.shtml   (297 words)

 Caribbean tectonic reconstructions
The plate tectonic history of the Caribbean is shown here by reconstructions of the region at various times in the geologic past.
Pindell, J.L., 1994, Evolution of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean: in Donovan S.K. and Jackson, T. (eds.) Caribbean Geology: an introduction, University of the West Indies Publishers Association/University of the West Indies Press, Kingston, Jamaica, p.
Pindell, J. and Barrett, S. F., 1990, Geological evolution of the Caribbean region: a plate tectonic perspective in Dengo, G., and Case, J. E., (eds.), The Caribbean, Volume H, Decade of North American Geology, Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado, p.404-432
www.fiu.edu /orgs/caribgeol/Caribreconstr.html   (212 words)

 Caribbean: Travel to Caribbean: Plan your Trips and Journeys
The Caribbean (Spanish: Caribe; French: Caraïbe; Dutch: Cariben) is a region of the Americas consisting of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (most of which enclose the sea), and the surrounding coasts.
Located southeast of Northern America, east of Central America, and to the north and west of South America, the Caribbean is commonly reckoned as a subregion of North America.
The West Indies consist of the Antilles, divided into the larger Greater Antilles which bound the sea on the north and the Lesser Antilles on the east, and the Bahamas which are northeast of the sea.
caribbean-region.com   (628 words)

 The History of Caribbean Poker
As the name implies, Caribbean stud poker originated in the Caribbean Islands and on cruise ships that plied those waters.
Because Caribbean stud poker is not especially favorable for the player, when Las Vegas casinos adopted Caribbean stud poker, they added a progressive jackpot sweetener.
Although the jackpot doesn't benefit the Caribbean stud poker player that much, it has helped to make the game popular enough to become a pretty standard offering in Nevada and other gambling jurisdictions.
www.spark-online-casinos.com /games-history/caribbean_poker_history.htm   (272 words)

 General History of the Caribbean: UNESCO Culture Sector
This six-volume UNESCO History of the Caribbean attempts to integrate the historical experience of its peoples and societies from the earliest times to the present.
The region it surveys includes the coasts lapped by the Caribbean Sea wherever a historical explanation of activities of the societies in the islands compel an extension of the boundary to the south or west.
This history in its totality summarizes the current state of historical knowledge which permits accounts to cross the barriers of geography, language and politics.
portal.unesco.org /culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=14188&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html   (389 words)

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