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The Resource Empire's crossroads : a history of the Caribbean from Columbus to the present day, Carrie Gibson

Empire's crossroads : a history of the Caribbean from Columbus to the present day, Carrie Gibson

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Empire's crossroads : a history of the Caribbean from Columbus to the present day
Title
Empire's crossroads
Title remainder
a history of the Caribbean from Columbus to the present day
Statement of responsibility
Carrie Gibson
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In October 1492, an Italian-born, Spanish-funded navigator discovered a new world, thousands of miles across the Atlantic Ocean. In Empire's Crossroads, Carrie Gibson, unfolds the story of the Caribbean from Columbus's first landing on the island he named San Salvador to today's islands - largely independent, but often still in thrall to Europe and America's insatiable desire for tropical luxuries. From the early years of settlement to the age of sugar and slavery, during which vast riches were generated for Europeans through the enforced labour of millions of enslaved Africans, to the great slave rebellions of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and the long, slow progress towards independence in the modern era, Gibson offers a vivid, panoramic view of this complex and contradictory region. From Cuba to Haiti, from Jamaica to Trinidad, the story of the Caribbean is not simply the story of slaves and masters - but of fortune-seekers, tourists, scientists and pirates. It is not only a story of imperial expansion - European and American - but also of life as it is lived in the islands, both in the past and today
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Gibson, Carrie
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Caribbean Area
  • Caribbean Area
Target audience
adult
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Empire's crossroads : a history of the Caribbean from Columbus to the present day, Carrie Gibson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
000053054573
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 447 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781447260332
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits
Label
Empire's crossroads : a history of the Caribbean from Columbus to the present day, Carrie Gibson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
000053054573
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 447 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781447260332
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits

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