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Empire's Crossroads: A History of the Caribbean from Columbus to the Present Day

 
 
Author
Carrie Gibson.
Publisher Macmillan  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 9.2 x 6 x 1.45 inches
ISBN 9781447260332
Pages/Publication Date 447/2014
Daedalus Item Code 54839
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From Columbus's first landing on San Salvador to the development of the sugar industry, and from the great slave rebellions of the 18th and 19th centuries to the largely independent Caribbean islands of today, Carrie Gibson offers a vivid, panoramic view of this complex and contradictory region. Illustrated with 16 pages of illustrations, this history of imperial expansion in the New World features a large and colorful cast of fortune seekers, tourists, scientists, and pirates.

"Carrie Gibson has written a judicious, readable and extremely well-informed account of a part of the world whose history is seldom acknowledged. Too many people know the Caribbean only as a tourist destination; she takes us, instead, into its fascinating, complex and often tragic past."—Adam Hochschild

 
 
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