From Mercantilism to The Wealth of Nations
By Michael Marshall
The Age of Discovery gave rise to an era of international trade and to arguments over economic strategies that still influence the policies of commerce.
Michael Marshall is executive editor of The World & I.
We live in...
Brief History of the Caribbean through Emancipation
1492 – When Queen Isabella of Spain sent Christopher Columbus across the Atlantic Ocean. His official mission was to discover a new trade right to Asia and “Christianize” the “heathers” who lived there.
▪ Christopher Columbus...
Caribbean Culture Assignment
Write an essay supporting the following arguments.
Essay 1: The emergence of culture in the Caribbean.
Culture is often hard to objectively define in a study, but can be simplified as the body of people's expressions, values, meanings and artifacts that anchor peo...
The basic concept defining the trade relationship between a colony and its home country was the mercantile system. Under the mercantile system, the colony provides raw materials for the home country and the home country provides manufactured goods for the colony. An example of mercantilism would be...
Throughout history the European powers have always looked to one another for inspiration on the fundamentals of how to stand up right. From how to run their economic system to trading products with one another and competing for land in the New World the Europeans always tended to take ideas from one...
In the Middle Ages, the definition of wealth was based on the amount of productive land. According to this definition, France was the wealthiest and therefore the most powerful of the European nations. During the sixteenth century the definition of wealth began to change. As the ability to conduct p...
As a newspaper reporter in 1825, write an article presenting arguments AGAINST slavery in the British Caribbean under the following headings:
i) Economic ii) Religious iii) Humanitarian
On every street corner, in every household, on every tongue and on every wall, contradictory view...
By the beginning of the sixteenth century, some significant institutional changes in Europe took place. These involve the discovery of the New World, the Renaissance, and religious revolutions. These things made the next two hundred years different from the preceding era. The intervening period was...
The main positive effect of mercantilism was the generation of wealth for the rulers and merchants of countries like Spain, Portugal, France and Britain through exploiting of distant foreign lands outside in the Carebian, the Latin America, the Indian subcontinent and Asia by first establisding trad...
The outlined article looks at the scope of respect and value place upon the educational system in a Caribbean society. The article reveals that within Jamaica’s society that there are two different set of cultural stand points. Firstly, we see that there are individuals that have little or no...
Instructions for Preparation of School Based Assessment
The School Based Assessment section of Caribbean Studies accounts for 40% of the final grade. This section of the paper is internally assessed and externally moderated. This section of the examination gives candidates th...
CARIBBEAN NOTES Tourism
* Residents understand other cultures in dealing with foreigners
* Residents appreciate their environment and culture
* Practice environmentally sound behaviours
* Minimize energy consumption, water use and waste disposal
* Ensure sustai...
“THE PLANTATION SOCIETY MODEL VALIDLY EXPLAINS THE CURRENT CARIBBEAN SOCIETY IN BOTH SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC TERMS” - DISCUSS [30 MARKS]
TS – The plantation society model served the purpose of rigidly structuring society in order to facilitate clear economic goals. The Caribbean has since...
In the Caribbean there has been a drastic shift in the relationship between men and women. Men, who were traditionally seen to be the head of the household, now have their roles taken over by the women in Caribbean society. Due to men failing to live up to their responsibilities, especially...
CRB 502 - Revival Zion; An Afro-Christian Religion in Jamaica.
Guano, Emanuela. Anthropos Institute, 1994.
Introduction – Afro-Jamaican Religious Variety
Afro-Jamaican religions based on a spectrum from a European to African end.
Based also on how Christianized the religion is...
Economic and Social Problems In The Caribbean
Globalization has contributed significantly to unemployment in the Caribbean. With the removal trade barriers, some industries have not been able to compete globally. The lack adequate skills that are required for the new...
Resistance and Revolt
Slaves resisted enslavement in two ways:
Insurrectionary/ Active Resistance
Non- insurrectionary/ Passive Resistance
Non- Insurrectionary Resistance
This form of resistance was subtle and non-violent used by the slaves to convey their rejection...
Caribbean Civilisation FOUN 1101 – Tutorial Support Manual
After completing this Session the student will be able to:
o Define the meaning of historical research, its purposes and...