Empire's Crossroads - Carrie Gibson

Empire's Crossroads by 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.

Book Title: 

Empire's Crossroads

Subtitle: 

A History of the Caribbean from Columbus to the Present

Author: 

Gibson, Carrie

Publisher: 

Macmillan

Edition: 

First

Year Published: 

2014

Binding: 

Soft cover

ISBN: 

9781447260332

Pages: 

447

Condition: 

Remaindered, fine

Dimensions: 

23.4 × 15.3 × 3.5 cm

Book Weight: 

0.661 kg

Publisher's Price: 

R365.00

Price: 

ZAR150.00 

In Stock: 

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Front cover of Empire's Crossroads by Carrie Gibson
Back cover of Empire's Crossroads by Carrie Gibson