The Modern Caribbean

The Modern Caribbean
Publisher UNC Press Books
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Category History
Total Pages 396
ISBN 9781469617329
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This collection of thirteen original essays by experts in the field of Caribbean studies clarifies the diverse elements that have shaped the modern Caribbean. Through an interdisciplinary examination of the complexities of race, politics, language, and environment that mark the region, the authors offer readers a thorough understanding of the Caribbean's history and culture. The essays also comment thoughtfully on the problems that confront the Caribbean in today's world. The essays focus on the Caribbean island and the mainland enclaves of Belize and the Guianas. Topics examined include the Haitian Revolution of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries; labor and society in the nineteenth-century Caribbean; society and culture in the British and French West Indies since 1870; identity, race, and black power in Jamaica; the "February Revolution" of 1970 in Trinidad; contemporary Puerto Rico; politics, economy, and society in twentieth-century Cuba; Spanish Caribbean politics and nationalism in the nineteenth century; Caribbean migrations; economic history of the British Caribbean; international relations; and nationalism, nation, and ideology in the evolution of Caribbean literature. The authors trace the historical roots of current Caribbean difficulties and analyze these problems in the light of economic, political, and social developments. Additionally, they explore these conditions in relation to United States interests and project what may lie ahead for the region. The challenges currently facing the Caribbean, note the editors, impose a heavy burden upon political leaders who must struggle "to eliminate the tensions when the people are so poor and their expectations so great." The contributors are Herman L. Bennett, Bridget Brereton, David Geggus, Franklin W. Knight, Anthony P. Maingot, Jay R. Mandle, Roberto Marquez, Teresita Martinez Vergne, Colin A. Palmer, Bonham C. Richardson, Franciso A. Scarano, and Blanca G. Silvestrini.

The Modern Caribbean
  • Author : Franklin W. Knight,Colin A. Palmer
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2014-07-01

This collection of thirteen original essays by experts in the field of Caribbean studies clarifies the diverse elements that have shaped the modern Caribbean. Through an interdisciplinary examination of the complexities of race, politics, language, and environment that mark the region, the authors offer readers a thorough understanding of the

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Eric Williams and the Making of the Modern Caribbean
  • Author : Colin A. Palmer
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-01

Born in Trinidad, Eric Williams (1911-81) founded the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago's first modern political party in 1956, led the country to independence from the British culminating in 1962, and became the nation's first prime minister. Before entering politics, he was a professor at Howard University and wrote several books, including

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Dependency and Socialism in the Modern Caribbean
  • Author : Euclid A. Rose
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2002

The three small economies that are the subject of this study were established as artificial colonial societies and have remained extremely vulnerable to the international capitalists system, a situation that has led to homegrown efforts to assert methods of development not associated with capitalism. After placing the developmental realities of

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My Modern Caribbean Kitchen
  • Author : Julius Jackson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-07-24

Inspired by his childhood in St. Thomas and his current position as head chef at Fat Turtle on the island, Julius Jackson brings a collection of Caribbean recipes that are as diverse as his talents and notoriety. Not only is he a well-known, award-winning chef, but a respected Olympic boxer

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Modern Caribbean Politics
  • Author : Anthony Payne,Paul R. Sutton,Paul K. Sutton
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 1993-03

A successor volume to the editors' Dependency under Challenge: The Political Economy of the Commonwealth Caribbean (Manchester U. Press, 1984), this volume reviews political and economic developments of the 1980s not just in the Commonwealth Caribbean but in the whole of the Caribbean region, in original analyses by specialist scholars in

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Colin Palmer   s Trilogy on Imperialism in the Caribbean  Omnibus E Book
  • Author : Colin A. Palmer
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2014-03-01

This Omnibus E-Book brings together all three of Colin A. Palmer's books on the making of the modern Caribbean. Included are: Freedom's Children: The 1938 Labor Rebellion and the Birth of Modern Jamaica This is the first comprehensive history of Jamaica's watershed 1938 labor rebellion and its aftermath. The rebellion produced two

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Modern Caribbean Cuisine
  • Author : Wendy Rahamut
  • Publisher : Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2007

Poremba approaches the state's history from many angles: the stories of the peoples who have made Michigan home, from Native Americans to French explorers, European immigrants, and African Americans; the rise of the industries; the intricacies of its politics, from the Civil War, to the civil rights movement, to the

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The Modern Caribbean Economy  Volume II
  • Author : Nikolaos Karagiannis,Debbie A. Mohammed
  • Publisher : Business Expert Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-16

Caribbean economies have been faced with mounting challenges arising from the increasing pace of economic globalization. The financial crisis of 2007 further exacerbated economic instability due to high foreign debt, lack of competitiveness, declining productivity, and high unemployment and underemployment. This in turn has precipitated increasing social and environmental problems, including

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The Experiential Caribbean
  • Author : Pablo F. Gómez
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2017-02-23

Opening a window on a dynamic realm far beyond imperial courts, anatomical theaters, and learned societies, Pablo F. Gomez examines the strategies that Caribbean people used to create authoritative, experientially based knowledge about the human body and the natural world during the long seventeenth century. Gomez treats the early modern

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The Modern Caribbean Economy  Volume I
  • Author : Nikolaos Karagiannis,Debbie A. Mohammed
  • Publisher : Business Expert Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-16

Caribbean economies have been faced with mounting challenges arising from the increasing pace of economic globalization. The financial crisis of 2007 further exacerbated economic instability due to high foreign debt, lack of competitiveness, declining productivity, and high unemployment and underemployment. This in turn has precipitated increasing social and environmental problems, including

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Elusive Origins
  • Author : Paul B. Miller
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 2010-05-31

Although the questions of modernity and postmodernity are debated as frequently in the Caribbean as in other cultural zones, the Enlightenment—generally considered the origin of European modernity—is rarely discussed as such in the Caribbean context. Paul B. Miller constellates modern Caribbean writers of varying national and linguistic traditions

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Elusive Origins
  • Author : Paul B. Miller
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 2010-05-31

Although the questions of modernity and postmodernity are debated as frequently in the Caribbean as in other cultural zones, the Enlightenment—generally considered the origin of European modernity—is rarely discussed as such in the Caribbean context. Paul B. Miller constellates modern Caribbean writers of varying national and linguistic traditions

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Modern Political Culture in the Caribbean
  • Author : Holger Henke,Fred Reno,Fred Réno
  • Publisher : University of West Indies Press
  • Release Date : 2003

This contribution to the study and analysis of Caribbean politics explores the political culture of the Caribbean in order to understand the regional differences. The contributors, renowned internationally for their expertise in Caribbean studies, explore the topic from their varied cultural experiences and offer a new dimension to the study

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Caribbean Modern
  • Author : Shivi Ramoutar
  • Publisher : Headline Home
  • Release Date : 2015-06-04

When you think of the Caribbean, a hundred beautiful clichés come to mind - white sand, blue sky, salty breezes and balmy nights. But what of the food? Eating is at the heart of Caribbean life: people come together in the kitchen, someone starts cooking and soon there is

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Contemporary Caribbean Cultures and Societies in a Global Context
  • Author : Franklin W. Knight,Teresita Martínez-Vergne
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2006-05-18

The Caribbean ranks among the earliest and most completely globalized regions in the world. From the first moment Europeans set foot on the islands to the present, products, people, and ideas have made their way back and forth between the region and other parts of the globe with unequal but

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