A Traveller's History of the Caribbean (2nd ed.)
fully revised and updated
5" x 7 3/4" • 372 pages • b&w illustrations, maps
ISBN 9781566566902 • paperback • $14.95 •
'Exceptional...a necessity for the tourist whose tastes are broader than pink sands...an excellent portrait of the Caribbean.' ForeWord
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"Exceptional... Ferguson's in-depth guide to the Caribbean -- from the arrival of its indigenous races to the political climate of the region in its current state -- is a necessity for the tourist whose tastes are broader than pink sands... An excellent portrait of the caribbean, A Traveller's History of the Caribbean will be equally meaningful for both the student and the traveler."
A concise and authoritative history of the entire region covering the large islands such as Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, The Bahamas to the smaller islands in The Netherlands Antilles, The Islands of the Eastern Caribbean and the French and British dependencies.
The Caribbean, a region of spectacular natural beauty, has a turbulent history of colonialism, slavery and resistance in which people from all continents have played their part. Described by Columbus as an earthly paradise, the Caribbean has long enticed foreigners with its promise of wealth. From the gold-seeking exploits of the Spanish conquistadors to modern-day tourist cruises, the islands have exerted a fascination on generations of visitors. Tracing the islands' path from slavery to revolution and independence, A Traveller's History of the Caribbean looks at the history of nations as different as Cuba, Jamaica and Haiti, explaining their diversity and their common experiences. It reveals a region in which a tumultuous past has created a culturally vibrant and intriguing present.
James Ferguson is a former Research Fellow at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. A frequent traveller in the Caribbean, he is the author of Eastern Caribbean in Focus and World Class: An Illustrated History of Caribbean Football.
Series editor professor Denis Judd is a graduate of Oxford, a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and professor of history at the London Metropolitan University. He has published over 20 books including the biographies of Joseph Chamberlain, Prince Philip, George VI, historical and military subjects, stories for children and two novels. He has reviewed and written extensively in the national press and in journals and is an advisor to the BBC History magazine.
'The author, James Ferguson, has his research antennae finely tuned to the politics of Latin America and the Caribbean and his book will provide a valuable reference tool for students as well as travellers...the sweep of early Caribbean history is given a sustained and detailed examination, unexpected in a slim volume meant only to edify the traveller. Indeed the whole book is a work of considerable scholarship...' Weekly Gleaner
"Exceptional... Ferguson's in-depth guide to the Caribbean - from the arrival of its indigenous races to the political climate of the region in its current state - is a necessity for the tourist whose tastes are broader than pink sands... An excellent portrait of the Caribbean, A Traveller's History of the Caribbean will be equally meaningful for both the student and the traveler." — ForeWord
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