Defining The Caribbean
* The Geographical Concept:
* Countries lying in and around the Caribbean Sea
* The Geological Concept:
* Countries lying on the Caribbean plate
* The Historical Concept:
* Countries sharing the common historical past of European Colonialists
“Caribbeansociety 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...
profitable colony, continued harassment by a group of ex-slaves - brought over throughout the Spanish period and set free during their retreat - and their descendants dogged the British until they relented and granted emancipation to all remaining plantation laborers in 1838. The Maroons, as this small army...
the earth with such misery and human blood as sugar" ...(Anon)
Sugar in its many forms is as old as the Earth itself. It is a sweet tasting thing for which humans have a natural desire. However there is more to sugar than its sweet taste, rather cane sugar has been shown historically to have generated...
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NEW PERSPECTIVES ON SLAVERY AND
EMANCIPATION IN THE BRITISH CARIBBEAN
The Historical Journal / Volume 54 / Issue 03 / September 2011, pp 855 880
DOI: 10.1017/S0018246X11000264, Published online: 29 July 2011
Unit 1: Caribbean Culture: Formation and Approaches
In this unit we introduce you to the concept of culture as we prepare you for the journey into Caribbean culture. We then turn our attention to the formation of the Caribbean. The part played by our history in shaping our culture necessitates...
Module 1 Notes This is a relatively brief compilation of Caribbean Studies notes for CAPE from no less than 5 separate sources. I was feeling quite awesome today.
2. LOCATING THE CARIBBEAN
3. Expected Learning Outcomes1. Locate and define the Caribbean using certain criteria2. Discuss the advantages and...
civilization. Indian civilization, although battered and transformed, survived and influenced later societies. Europeans sought economic gain and social mobility; they used coerced laborers or slaves to create plantations and mine deposits of precious metals or diamonds.
Spaniards and Portuguese: From Reconquest...
of systems of productions: Slash and Burn, Encomienda, Slavery, Indentureship, the Plantation system.
A system of production refers to the way in which an economy is organizes to provide commodities to sustain society.
Slash and Burn
When the Spaniards arrived the Arawaks and Caribs were producing...
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...
project, and we were shown a few examples from last year. I decided to present my information by a poster, specifically showing the journey that the slaves we forced to take.
We then looked at lots of different sources to gather information. Here is the information I managed to collect:
Theme: Resistance and revolt
Hypothesis: Women resisted to a greater extent than that if men on the Plantations during the 18th century.
Table of Contents
I acknowledge the support...
Jamaica: History, Government, People, Religion
Jamaica is a tropical island, located in the heart of the Caribbean Sea. Around the coastlines are beautiful beaches with crystal clear blue-green water. In some respects, this is the majority of what people know about Jamaica. In this orientation text...
1. Which of the following was NOT characteristic of Iberian society?
absence of slaveholding traditions
2. Which of the following practices was extended to the Americas as a result of Portuguese commercial and colonial experience elsewhere?
3. Which of the following practices...
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Barbados was one of England's most popular colonies, with a rich economy based on sugar
and slavery. Yet it was also the only colony to support the abolition of the slave trade.
Barbados in many respects was England's first experimental tropical agricultural...
Caribbean Islands - Regional OverviewCaribbean Islands THE COMMONWEALTH CARIBBEAN ISLANDS have a distinctive history. Permanently influenced by the experiences of colonialism and slavery, the Caribbean has produced a collection of societies that are markedly different in population composition from those...
British Empire in the Carribbean was founded on the production of sugar on plantations worked by black slaves.
Slavery took off on a massive scale when Portugal, Holland, England and France all began the commercial cultivation of tobacco and sugar in their colonies. These crops demanded a huge labour force...
globe. The institution, still of great discussion and prevalence in the modern world, is often spoken about in correlation with words such as oppression, prejudice, cruelty and death. In its simplified form according to the Oxford Dictionary slavery is defined as “the state of being a slave; a condition...
The treatment of African slaves in European colonies was inhumane as they bore hardship from capture to death. This was generally accepted in European societies as the slaves were chattel good labourers, and ensured that the Europeans would make a profit on the plantations. However, there were some...
"Beet sugar is and has been the greatest single challenge to the viability of cane sugar."
CRISIS has apparently cohabited with the British West Indian sugar industry for much of that industry's existence. Crisis, if not ruin, has been forecast or asserted since the early...