• The extent to which the environment has historically shaped the Caribbean economies..
    Caribbean society was born out of oppression.” (Trezelle) There exist many definitions as to what constitutes the Caribbean region, varying from language groupings to areas enclosed within certain geographical boundaries. The definition chosen in regards to the context of this paper is what Norman Girvan...
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  • New Directions - Exploration, Expansion, Society, and the Arts
    reached India by rounding the Cape of Good Hope, Columbus decided to just sail West without knowing the presence of the “New World.” His landing in the Caribbean in 1492 ushered in the era of European exploration and domination of the New World. * Bartholomew Diaz: In 1488, Bartholomew Diaz rounded the...
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  • Latin America
    to America sought to become nobles holding Indian-worked estates. Strong patriarchal ideas were reflected in the family life, which was based on encomiendas, large estates worked by Indians. The Iberian tradition of slavery came to the New World. So did political patterns. Political centralization in...
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  • Tutorial
    Tutorial Questions: 1. Why do many progressive Caribbean thinkers refrain from using the terms “Caribs” and “Arawaks”? -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐   -­‐     -­‐   -­‐   -­‐     -­‐ -­‐ The   first   was   described   as   a  warlike   people  ...
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  • Classical Athens and Han China
    of the following practices was originally part of Columbus's plans for the administration of the New World discoveries? fortified ports 4. Encomiendas were grants of Indians for labor in Spanish colonies in the Americas. 5. Which of the following men was an advocate of Indian rights? Bartolome...
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  • The Carribbean Experience
    The Caribbean Experience Terminology Compania profit share as people put up what they have as an investment in the reconquista they later profit off of Donatary Captaincy aimed at promoting full scale colonization, permanent settlement, and large scale investment usually wealthy white males had...
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  • Caribbean Culture
    1. Caribbean Studies notesModule 1 Caribbean society and cultureLocation of the CaribbeanGreater Antilles: Cuba, Hispaniola (Haiti and Dominican Republic), Jamaica, Puerto RicoLesser Antilles:Windward islands: Grenada, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Guadeloupe, Dominica, MartiniqueLeeward islands: Antigua and...
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  • Columbus Was No Hero
    conquest seems to have had is the introduction of a master white race in the Americas, stemmed from slavery made necessary by genocide he incited in the Caribbean, which has led to deep rooted racism in the “new world”. No hero would bring this upon a nation. To no extent was Christopher Columbus a hero. In...
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  • African Slavery - 1
    point in Caribbean history when slavery was brought to the islands. The arrival of Columbus saw the introduction of Spaniards into the Caribbean. They were wealthy and quickly set up mines, ranches or plantations but demanded a workforce. The native Amerindians became subjective to the Encomienda and Repartimiento...
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  • Use of Labor Systems 1750-1914
    Europeans sought economic gain and social mobility. Latin America became part of the world economy as a dependent region. Thus, the use of labor systems in Latin America from the 1750-1914 was a process with tremendous impact on the people and on the world in general. Slavery was based on using the...
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  • New World Change and Continuity
    institutions of European lifestyles became planted firmly in the colonization of the Americas and the slave trade thrived, a new multicultural social system emerged based on race and origin. The Pre- Columbian Era consisted of scarce interaction between the Old World and the Americas, who were relatively...
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  • 'for the World of the Caribbean the Arrival of Columbus Constituted a Major Turning Point
    'for the world of the caribbean the arrival of Columbus constituted a major turning point Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer who was credited with "discovering" the New World (a European term for the continents of North America and South America). Columbus made four voyages...
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  • Amerindian History
    of the island by Amerindians. This dates back to at least 7000 years at Banwari Trace which is the oldest discovered human settlement in Eastern Caribbean. The Amerindian tribes were referred to by various names, example: Yaio, Garini, Nepuyo, Warac and many others. They were described as a peaceful...
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  • Comparison
    South America shared economic similarities. Both colonies had slaves for their plantations. The Spaniards had the encomienda system and had different cultivation of crops. The encomienda system gave Spanish settlers the right to compel Tainos work in their mines or fields. Encomenderos looked out for their...
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  • Chris
    IMPACT OF HISTORICAL PROCESSES ON CARIBBEAN CULTURE AND SOCIETY The Caribbean region has experienced significant migration each impacting on social life- contributing to the cultural diversity of the region. In fact the region has been described as an artificial one, one imported or created through...
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  • chapter 19 analysis
    Portugal heavily urban Commoners came as conquerors to become new nobility with natives as serfs Patriarchal family established in Latin America Encomiendas provided the framework for relations based on economic dominance Slavery still existed to do labor when the natives were slowly being killed off ...
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  • Ap World History Early Latin America
    rebuilding 1. Spanish tried to utilized Native resources similarly a. Used materials from ruins to build own houses b. Used similar forced labor system c. Allowed to follow ancient customs C. Impact of invasions 1. Huge Spanish/Portuguese empires 2. Latin America pulled into new world economy ...
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  • Critically Examine the Effects of the Spanish Colonization on the Indigenous Population in Trinidad.
    the Greater and Lesser Antilles. The Amerindians settled in islands such as Bahamas, Cuba and various parts of Trinidad as well as throughout the Caribbean region (Williams 1). However, on July 31, 1498, an Italian explorer by the name of Christopher Columbus stumbled upon and rediscovered Trinidad on...
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  • Plural Society
    widely used in the analysis of colonial and post-colonial societies in the Caribbean. Smith is aware of the general sociological theory of Talcott Parsons and its assumption of four mutually supportive institutions. In the Caribbean, however he argues that there are several co-existing ethnic groups each...
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  • Explain Three Difficulties Faced by the Europeans During the Early Stages of the New World Settlement
    the Caribbean regularly. The natives also did not plant enough food crops. Lastly, they had to face natural disasters, They had to endure hurricanes, insect pests, tropical disease and drought. Give three requirements of the encomienda system Three requirements of the encomienda system were...
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