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  • caribbean - 589 Words
    HOW DO THE CARIBBEAN PEOPLE RESPOND TO OPPRESSION? 2. OPPRESSION Oppression is the experience of repeated, widespread, systemic injustice. It need not be extreme and involve the legal system (as in slavery, apartheid, or the lack of right to vote) nor violent (as in tyrannical societies). 3. What Really happened Between 1662 and 1807, Britain shipped 3.1 million Africans across the Atlantic ocean in the transatlantic slave trade. Africans were forcibly brought to British owned colonies in the...
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  • Caribbean Civilisation - 1688 Words
    Buju Banton “Untold Stories” Buju Banton, a Jamaican born master of lyrics, was able to rebrand himself, in 1995, with the release of his album Til Shiloh, his fourth album, which demonstrated his move from typical dancehall themes to one that more seriously toned, focusing on social issues affecting his homeland. His release of “Untold Stories” perfectly displays this change in the direction of the lyrical content of Banton’s music. “Untold Stories” is lyrically refreshing, when we consider...
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  • Caribbean Studies - 16626 Words
    Caribbean Studies notes Module 1 Caribbean society and culture Location of the Caribbean Greater Antilles: Cuba, Hispaniola (Haiti and Dominican Republic), Jamaica, Puerto Rico Lesser Antilles: * Windward islands: Grenada, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique * Leeward islands: Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts-Nevis, Montserrat, Anguilla, Virgin islands Netherland Antilles: Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao (ABC"islands); Saint Marten, Saba, St. Eustatius Mainland...
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  • Caribbean Diaspora - 3821 Words
    History Paper on Caribbean Diaspora Decendents of the Caribbean Diaspora are located in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and countries that were previously colonial empires. The inhabited islands that are in the Caribbean are not only geographical regions, but also regions of the imagination, lived cultural experiences and are an interesting study in religious identity as well (Harry:2).” Colonized by European powers from the sixteenth century, the Caribbean islands have become a...
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  • Caribbean Studies - 5842 Words
    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 * * The Political Concept: * Countries sharing the common political experience of European domination ruled from abroad and the struggle for self rule and independence *...
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  • caribbean studies - 635 Words
     DATE: 1ST/NOV/2013 1. AROUND WHAT TIME THE EUROPEAN MIGRANTS DID CAME INTO THE CARIBBEAN AND FOR WHAT REASONS? (3 MARKS) The West Indies are a group of islands lying in an arc between Florida in the US and the Venezuelan coast of South America. Europeans came to the region in the 15th century looking for spices, gold, silver and precious stones. Christopher Columbus believed the world was round and that by travelling westward, he could eventually reach the East. When he made his first...
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  • Caribbean Studies - 904 Words
    TO WHAT EXTENT CAN IT BE ARGUED THAT GENOCIDE AND REVOLUTION ARE CENTRAL THEMES IN CARIBBEAN HISTORY? [30mks] Throughout the history of the conquest and the colonization period in Caribbean history, individuals and groups sought freedom from oppression which manifested itself in central themes of Caribbean history: genocide and revolution. These themes were discussed prior to the beginning of the colonization period which dated back to the 1783s, the period of the encomienda system to...
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  • caribbean culture - 2012 Words
     Discuss the contributions of the various ethnic groups to Caribbean society The history of the Caribbean is rich with adventurous tales, blended cultures, and natural diversity. The impact of colonialism and slavery can still be seen in many of the island cultures today; so much so, in fact, that travellers often note a sense of living with the near-tangible history that permeates the region. Knowing the history of the Caribbean region goes a long way toward...
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  • Caribbean Studie - 965 Words
    C) The development 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 Agricultural surpluses and trade was mostly organized around feeding and providing for the wants of the community. The arawaks and caribs used a slash and burn technique in...
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  • Caribbean Integration - 2579 Words
    CARIBBEAN POLITICS and SOCIETY Caribbean Integration Rationale for Integration. The Caribbean remains fragmented both economically and politically as a result of competition and conflict among the European powers. Fragmentation is in part the product of a long history as separate colonies of a metropolitan power or powers. It is also in part the psychological effects on people of separation by sea. The case for regional integration is both simple and irrefutable. First we are small and...
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  • Caribbean Studies - 755 Words
    CARIBBEAN STUDIES QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS: CAPE 2005 MODULE ONE: CARIBBEAN SOCIETY AND CULTURE 1. Identify the geographical sub-region to which St Lucia, Grenada and Antigua belong. (1 mark) - The Lesser Antilles 2. Name the chain of islands in the Caribbean which is located entirely in the Atlantic Ocean. (1 mark) * The Bahamas * 3. Explain what is meant by a ‘historical’ definition of the Caribbean region. (2 marks) * This describes those islands that saw...
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  • Caribbean Music - 1308 Words
    Caribbean Music | | INTRODUCTION | Caribbean Music, diverse variety of musical styles and traditions from the islands of the Caribbean Sea. It ranges from traditional folk genres, such as the Puerto Rican aguinaldo and Jamaican mento, to contemporary popular idioms such as salsa and reggae. Caribbean music encompasses the music of the English-speaking Caribbean (formerly the British West Indies), the Hispanic Caribbean (primarily Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic), and the...
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  • Caribbean Slavery - 935 Words
    SLAVERY A. Slaves were people captured in war, used to settle a debt, or made slaves as a means of punishment. The Spaniards in the Caribbean had little need for African slaves in the early 1500s for various reasons. The Treaty of Tordesillas, which was a line of demarcation drawn north to south, west of the Azores and Cape Verde’s, stipulated that the areas west of the line belonged to the Spaniards and the east to the Portuguese. As a result of the treaty Africa was on Portugal’s side of...
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  • Globalization and the Caribbean - 2567 Words
    “The onset of globalization (however defined) has provided the Caribbean with an excellent opportunity to reform and refocus their societies and economies towards real competitive engagement with the global political economy.” Critique this statement within the confines of either a dependency theory or Marxist theory. This essay seeks to critically assess the above statement within the confines of a dependency theory. The essay will show that dependency theory does not make room for the...
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  • Globalization in the Caribbean - 1557 Words
    Globalization refers to the emergence in the twentieth century, of a global community, whereby cultural, economic, environment and political events occurring in communities in one part of the world has quickly come to be significant to people in other societies. The way in which technology has ‘evolved’ has resulted in an advance in communication, transportation, scientific discoveries, and information technology. These advances, which are the basis of globalization, have infiltrated and...
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  • Caribbean Literature - 1485 Words
    Caribbean Literature INTRODUCTION The evolution of Caribbean Literature started centuries before the Europeans graced these shores and continues to develop today. Quite noticeably, it developed in a manner which transcended all language barriers and cultures. Today the languages of the Caribbean are rooted in that of the colonial powers - France, Britain, Spain and Holland - whose historical encounters are quite evident throughout the region. The cosmopolitan nature of the region's language...
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  • indenturship and the caribbean - 1573 Words
    Slavery was a system of forced labour implemented by the Europeans in the Caribbean. It was the act by which the Europeans brought Africans to the Caribbean on different ships to work on their plantations against their wills. It started in the 1600’s, many slaves committed suicide even before they could reach to the plantations; many of them also fell sick and died. However, after many efforts to overthrow the slavery system in 1830’s the enslaved populations on the plantations were...
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  • Caribbean and Barbados - 948 Words
    Barbados Barbados is a small country located in the Caribbean Sea. The capital is Bridgetown with a population of about 8,789. The head of state of Barbados is Queen Elizabeth II and she is represented by General Dame Nita Barrow. The total population of the country is around 252,000. The main language is English and the predominant religion is Christianity. Their date of independence was November 30, 1966. Barbados is the eastern most Caribbean Island. It is about 200 miles...
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  • Caribbean Culture - 258 Words
    Caribbean Culture Assignment Write an essay supporting the following arguments. Essay 1: The emergence of culture in the Caribbean. žCulture 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 peoples' identity. Caribbean culture is identifiably linked to the approaches to survival taken by her peoples. Discuss this statement critically. Essay 2: The intellectual contribution of the...
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  • History in the Caribbean - 2143 Words
    In the 16th century, the Spanish empire in the Americas was been challenged by the French, British and Dutch. There were 4 main reasons why Spain was challenged in the Americas 1) European nations such as France and England thought that it was unfair of the Pope Alexander VI to have divided the world only between Spain and Portugal. They wanted a share of the lands in the Americas which was unoccupied by the Spaniards and were willing to fight them for it. 2) Many nations in Europe...
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  • The Caribbean Culture - 1081 Words
    The Caribbean When most people hear ‘Caribbean’ what jumps to mind is colour, steel drums, good food, smoothies, beaches, laid back attitudes, and all we do is party. Hopefully at the end one’s stereotypical thoughts would have changed. Brief History I shall start from the beginning Christopher Columbus did not discover the Caribbean, it was already there, people inhabited the islands before he ‘discovered the new world’. He died believing that he’d reached the islands southeast of...
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  • Defining the Caribbean - 536 Words
    Topic: Defining the Caribbean Thesis: The Caribbean, also known as the West Indies is defined as a broad crescent of tropical islands extending from the Bahamas and Cuba southwards to Trinidad with varied history resulting from the various races of people and various cultures characterized by different languages, music and dance. Topic | Sentence | The physical landscape | The crescent shaped physical landscape of the Caribbean is located between ten and twenty degrees north and...
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  • Caribbean History - 9054 Words
    CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate CSEC CARIBBEAN HISTORY SYLLABUS Effective for examinations from May/June 2011 Published by the Caribbean Examinations Council © 2010, Caribbean Examinations Council All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means electronic, photocopying, recording or otherwise without prior permission of the author or publisher....
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  • Caribbean Economy - 944 Words
    Welcome and Introductions Overview of the course  Course  Outline and Readings  In-course assessment   Defining the Caribbean Case for Caribbean Economy 3 4 5 Universal Economic Constants in the context of Caribbean SIDS     4. SAVING  3. INVESTMENT  2. PRODUCTION  1. CONSUMPTION What constitutes the Caribbean 6  Girvan…..  Definitions of the Caribbean are usually based on language and identity, geography, history and culture,...
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  • Creolisation in the Caribbean - 1885 Words
    Question #5: Why is the Creolisation theory considered a more useful means of theorizing the Caribbean? How has Douglarisation contributed to the identity debate? Even though there is a separation created by geographic distances and different independent states, it is still possible to talk in general terms of the Caribbean, and of Caribbean literature. The common experience of colonialism, displacement, slavery, indenture, emancipation and nationalism has shaped most West Indian...
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  • Caribbean Studies - 1985 Words
    David Answer 6A Caribbean Studies Mrs. Anderson "The history of the Caribbean is the history of exploitation of labour." Discuss with reference to Encomienda, Slavery and Indentureship. According to the Oxford Dictionary, exploitation is defined as being the action or condition of treating someone or a group of people unfairly in order to benefit from their work, also, labour refers to work that is done using bodily strength and effort. In a historical sense, the Caribbean can be defined as...
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  • Caribbean Identity - 444 Words
    Discuss the view that a ‘Caribbean identity’ is more clearly evident among Caribbean nationals who meet outside the region than it is among nationals in the Caribbean itself. Culture is the way of life of members of a society. The collection of ideas and habits which they learn, share and transmit from generation to generation. It is a simple way of deducing an individual’s origin. Culture is dynamic (ever changing) and is passed through the generations. Caribbean identity refers to the...
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  • Usa in the Caribbean - 305 Words
    The U.S in the Caribbean since 1776 when it gained independence from Britain ,it became the dominant power in the region.The U.S has had an interest in the Caribbean due to its cole proximity and strategic importance since this time however the Caribbean began to play a more dominant role in U.S foreign policy in the 19th century beginning with Cuba 1898,puerto rico1898 and Haiti in 1915.These later expeditions due nominally to the monore doctrine of 1823. The U.S interests as stated earlier...
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  • Caribbean Geology - 356 Words
    Caribbean Geology The oldest land areas of the modern Caribbean are at the extreme ends of the arc of islands in Cuba and Trinidad. The Greater Antillean islands have all had a somewhat similar geological history but they differ from one another in the distribution, form and erosion patterns of the limestones deposited during several phases of submergence and uplift through the Tertiary period and Pleistocene. Apart from sporadic unions between islands now separated by shallow seas, as within...
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  • Caribbean Destination - 3456 Words
    I. Introduction Caribbean Area 2,754,000 km2 (1,063,000 sq mi) Land area 239,681 km2 (92,541 sq mi) Population (2009) 39,169,962 Density 151.5 /km2 Ethnic groups Afro-Caribbean, European, Indo-Caribbean, Chinese Caribbean,[2] Amerindians (Arawak, Caribs, Taínos) Demonym West Indian, Caribbean person, Caribbean Languages Spanish, English, French, Dutch, among others Government 13 sovereign states; 17 dependent territories Largest cities Santo Domingo Havana Santiago de los Caballeros...
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  • Music in the Caribbean - 3392 Words
     Music in the Caribbean The genre of Caribbean Music encompasses a diverse variety of musical styles and traditions from islands that are located in the Caribbean Sea and it represents something that is simple, exotic yet rich and wonderful. The styles range anywhere from traditional folk genres such as the Puerto Rican aguinaldo and Jamaican mento to more contemporary music such as salsa and reggae. They are each syntheses of African, European, Indian and Indigenious influences, largely...
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  • Caribbean Revolts - 1123 Words
    History Revision 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 to slavery. Methods of passive resistance include: Grand Marronage (Running away for extensive periods) Malingering (Working slowly; effective around harvest time as this would put the planters behind...
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  • Caribbean Civilization - 1395 Words
    Lecture Lesson IV IV. Race, Nationalism, Independence, Dependence and Regionalism. The genesis of colonialism in the Caribbean and how it has taken root in the political, social and economic institutions. Race and Class and how they both cohere to shape the social, political and economic landscape of the Caribbean. Explain and understand how these forces work to determine the mosaic of Caribbean society, for example, how they resonate and reinforce rigid institutional...
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  • The Caribbean and Voodoo - 542 Words
    Voodoo is widely regarded as a mysterious and sinister practice that’s taboo in many cultures. The mere word conjures images of the bloody animal sacrifices, evil zombies, dolls stuck with pins, and dancers gyrating through the hot night However, Voodoo religion was not allowed to be practice by the slaves due to to the rhythm of drums. The Caribbean nation encountered many foreign influences It is the religion of Haiti but is also practiced in Brazil, Trinidad, Cuba, and some...
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  • Caribbean Studies - 9739 Words
    Carib Studies Module 2 Notes Ah bad man we name – A.L.L. CONCEPTUALIZING DEVELOPMENT Expected Learning Outcomes 1. Analysis of the Concepts of Development 2. Grasp of the interrelationships among the different approaches to development (human, economic, sustainable) 3. Grasp of the different indicators of development 4. Grasp of the different factors that promote and hinder development 5. Evaluation of how development has been influenced by political, social, cultural, environmental...
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  • Caribbean Studies - 1250 Words
    Natural disasters are defined as natural catastrophes which cause great damage by disrupting the functioning of a society. Natural disasters are inevitable and ubiquitous worldwide. Within the Caribbean, three main natural disasters are hurricanes, earthquakes, floods. The great damages caused by natural disasters may be divided into two categories: social and economic and environmental. However, this essay will address the social and economic impact of these natural disasters on the...
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  • Caribbean Integration - 2453 Words
    Caribbean integration movement I read with great interest a March 4, 2012 article in the Jamaica Gleaner by former Assistant Secretary General of the CARICOM Secretariat, where he argues that poor leadership – political, institutional, and business – has failed the Caribbean integration process. In a recent Facebook discussion I was engaged in, a learned colleague questioned the relevance of regionalism. That regionalism is now being put up to question is not only troubling, but also speaks to...
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  • Caribbean Creole - 302 Words
    When the White people, and then the Blacks, arrived on the Caribbean islands, they faced small groups, as the Carib and Arawak, speaking their own language and living their own cultures. Once the mentioned contact was made, the Caribbean creole was created. The original population of the islands had already influenced Spanish, lending them some words, and now was the time of participating in the English and African languages, as well as letting be influenced. The Caribbean creole is a Black...
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  • Caribbean Immigrants - 480 Words
    Caribbean Immigrants to New York/Us In the early 1900s the largest number of black immigrants were English-speaking Caribbean (West Indians) who settled in the Northeast, mainly in New York City. These immigrants were only 1.3 percent of the NYC population and faced intense racism, but by 1923 they became a 12.7 percent of the city’s population. Many of these immigrants were young, unmarried men. According to Winston James, a few women arrived and held occupations...
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  • Caribbean Countries - 2019 Words
    Name: Belize; formerly known as British Honduras. Location: Belize is bordered on the North by Mexico, on the South and West by Guatemala and on the East by the Caribbean Sea. Currency: Population: Since the last census established in July 2008 a total of 301,270 was recorded. Flag: The coat of arms shows: 1. A mahogany tree: the first European settlers in Belize became mahogany traders and the mahogany trade was once the...
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  • Caribbean Studies - 10609 Words
    CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination ® CAPE® CARIBBEAN STUDIES SYLLABUS Effective for examinations from May–June 2013 CXC A1/U1/12 Published by the Caribbean Examinations Council ©2013, Caribbean Examinations Council All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means electronic, photocopying, recording or otherwise without prior permission of the...
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  • Globalization in the Caribbean - 2647 Words
    GLOBALIZATION IN THE CARIBBEAN Introduction: Globalization has been seen by some as beneficial where it is the key to future world economic development, it is irreversible and inevitable. On the other hand, some view it as a mode to increase inequality within and between nations, threatens employment and living standards and thwarts social progress. It is the result of human innovation and technological progress. Globalization refers to the integration of the world economies,...
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  • Caribbean Music - 1076 Words
    CARIBBEAN MUSIC Introduction: Caribbean music originated from the Caribbean Islands, also known as the West Indies, and is a mixture of West African and European predominantly Spanish influences. The music has its origin when West African slaves were brought to Caribbean Island. They composed music with the help of percussion instruments like drums, bells and shakers. The music had unique musical style elements with special tempo-setting rhythms created by claves or bells, multi-layered and...
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  • Caribbean Music - 851 Words
    Music of the Caribbean region differs from island to island. The Caribbean got its name from the term “Carib”, which is the name of an old Native American ethnic group. Today the region is divided into four different parts: Spanish, French, Dutch, and British Caribbean. The Spanish Caribbean consists of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Dominican Republic; the French Caribbean consists of Haiti, Martinique, Guadeloupe, and French Guiana; the Dutch Caribbean contains Suriname, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba,...
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  • Caribbean Literature - 360 Words
    Ashley Hamlet Women and Gender in Caribbean History Dr. Kathleen Phillips Lewis Research Prospectus March 1, 2012 Based on different readings and lived experiences, the one question that always aroused is what effect do Caribbean women have on knowledge construction and ideas dispersed? The purpose of this research is to demonstrate the intellectual culture among Caribbean women. In addition to displaying their cultures, this research looks to clarify and bring to the surface the...
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  • Caribbean Philosophy - 1675 Words
    A brief overview to some of the main Caribbean philosophers Afro-Caribbean philosophical consist within the wider framework of African, European, and Afro-American philosophical traditions. There were different languages in the history of Caribbean philosophy; English, French and Spanish. The following paper tries to give a Brief summary of the most influential authors. Eric Eustace Williams (1911 – 1981) was prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago from 1961...
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  • Caribbean History - 295 Words
    3. a) b. Eight (8) reasons for the introduction of sugar: 1 The decline in profitability of tobacco due to competition from Virginian’s sugar glut. 2 Social Habits in Europe was changing. The introduction of tea and coffee from the East; thereby it created a demand for sweeteners. 3 Other sweeteners such as honey were expensive than sugar. 4 Sugar could be transported in small ships. 5. It is not a perishable product 6. It was not too bulky. 7 The Dutch were easily the greatest traders...
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  • Caribbean Music - 472 Words
    Roderick Lu Music 104-02 What is meant by Caribbean music in a new mode? What emphasis, in this chapter, seems to justify a departure from traditional presentations of music and culture of the Caribbean? Caribbean music in a new mode it’s meant that it probes the African antecedents retained in the region's religious rituals. The chapter further contends that in the African-derived context, no distinction is made between sacred and secular, and that popular festivals like carnival, rara,...
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  • The Dutch in the Caribbean - 2193 Words
    Assess the contributions of the Dutch to the development of the Caribbean. The incorporation of the Dutch into the Caribbean during the latter half of the 16th century and early 17th century came on the heels of them seeing the prosperous economic opportunities at the time dominated by the Spanish. In the Caribbean, the Dutch concentrated on wrestling from Portugal its grip on the sugar and slave trade through attacks on the Spanish treasure fleets on their homeward bound voyages. Though the...
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  • Caribbean Literature - 1290 Words
    Allison Lindquist CLP 0220 Essay 1 7 Febrbuary 2014 The Caribbean presents an unrealistic facade to outsiders; this region is the vacation hot spot with many beautiful tropical islands, perpetual sun, and clear waters – a place to rid yourself of all worries, and unwind. But there are many underlying issues in this region that most people are unaware of. In The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories, written by Stewart Brown and John Wickham, there are many depictions of the...
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  • Peasantry in the Caribbean - 443 Words
    Peasantry in the Caribbean • Peasantry refers to mix production where farming is done for family use and sale. • The struggle of the blacks for land was part of the struggle for freedom. Land meant ownership, moving out of a position of being owned into one of possessing property, of controlling and managing it for his own benefit. • The effort began long before he was set free. It began with the Maroons in the mountains of Jamaica , Bush Negros in Suriname and Guyana • Early peasantry...
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  • Piracy in the Caribbean - 744 Words
    Piracy in the Caribbean Most of us today think of pirates as something that exists only in movies and literature, but 300 years ago this was a very different story. Much unlike what you may see in today’s pop culture piracy was a very fair and democratic system where crew members could elect their own captains and where Africans were considered equal to whites, a truly revolutionary concept for its time, considering that the use of slaves was a common practice at the time. Piracy in the...
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  • caribbean history - 801 Words
    Economic situation after Emancipation The Post Emancipation period resulted in most of the ex slaves leaving the estates. Many of them set themselves up as peasant (small) farmers. This resulted in a massive labour shortage which threatened to cause the sugar industry to collapse. The sugar industry was already in a poor state because of (1) shortage of labour and (2) sugar beet competition. To avoid total decline, planters tried to introduce immigration in the form of bringing in...
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  • The Caribbean People - 529 Words
    Saladoid culture is a pre-columbian indigenous culture of Venezuela and the Caribbean that flourished from 500 BCE to 545 CE.[1] This culture is thought to have originated at the lower Orinoco River near the modern settlements of Saladero and Barrancas in Venezuela. Seafaring people from the lowland region of the Orinoco River of South America migrated into and established settlements in the Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico, and Hispaniola.[1] They displaced the pre-ceramic Ortoiroid culture. As a...
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  • Caribbean Sociology - 3396 Words
    THE INNERINNER-DYNAMICS of the the CARIBBEAN IMPLICATIONS for CARIBBEAN SOCIOLOGY DEVELOPMENT PROBLEM: PROBLEM: OVERVIEW Every discourse has a context. Every discourse has a motive. The Sociology that developed in 19th century France was a response to the social crisis that was experienced there at that time. The Sociology that developed in 19th century France had a context. The man who is considered to be the founding father of Sociology, Auguste Comte was convinced that a science of society...
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  • First Caribbean - 1649 Words
    Company Background FirstCaribbean was formed in 2002 with the merger of CIBC West Indies Holdings and Barclays Bank PLC Caribbean operations. In December 2006, CIBC acquired Barclay’s stake and became the majority shareholder in FirstCaribbean. On June 20, 2011 we proudly announced that we will be co-branded under the CIBC banner, adopting the branding CIBC FirstCaribbean. The addition of CIBC to the FirstCaribbean brand emphasizes CIBC’s long-term commitment to the...
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  • Peasantry and the Caribbean - 2764 Words
    Course description The slaves in the British Caribbean had high expectations of freedom. They hoped that it would give them, amongst others, the vote and control over their time and labour. This course explores the extent to which these and other expectations of freedom were realised in the period between the abolition of slavery in 1838 and independence in the early 1960s. It examines in some detail the various factors inside and outside the region that impacted on the ability of the former...
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  • Caribbean Identity - 1326 Words
    Is the Caribbean a geographical region defined by proximity to a body of water? Is it a group of nations defined by a common history or culture or by political links? Is there such a thing as a Caribbean identity or spirit or culture shared by all the territories clustered around the Caribbean Sea, regardless of language or political status? Do we as a Caribbean people act as members of a community or a culture that extends beyond the shores of individual islands? This essay will seek to...
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  • Caribbean Music and the Influence It Has on the Caribbean Music
    African music and history of African music in the Caribbean; Identify and list some of the common African influences/features found in Caribbean folk and popular music. African music: music of the music of the Africa diaspora was refined and developed during the period of slavery. Slaves did not have easy access to instruments, so vocal work to on new significance. Through chants and work songs people of African descent preserved elements of their African heritage while inventing new...
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  • There Is Not One Caribbean Culture but Many Caribbean Cultures
    Caribbean Studies Assess the statement “There is not one Caribbean culture but many Caribbean cultures” There is no one distinctive Caribbean culture, but rather, Caribbean cultures. Each island or geo-political territory is characterized by its own unique, cultural practices, institutions and belief systems. One may note that cultural similarities may be influenced by; political history, languages, ethnic groupings and economic features. Caribbean culture is a product of its history and...
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  • The Importance of Oral Traditions in the Caribbean
    ESSAY: Assess the importance of oral tradition in the Caribbean for the development of its civilization from one generation to another. In the Caribbean, oral traditions are a common element in cultures throughout the region. This is due in part to the areas’ origin in colonialism and slavery, which brought to the region various ethnic groups, each with their own cultures and traditions. Many if not all of these groups were illiterate which necessitated the need for oral traditions as a vital...
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  • Issues in Caribbean Development - 1623 Words
    CARIBBEAN STUDIES MODULE TWO: ISSUES IN CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT TOPIC: THE INTEGRATION MOVEMENT 1. The evolution of: Federation, CARIFTA, CARICOM, OECS, ACS 2. The achievements and challenges of any THREE of the following: * Caribbean Community (Caricom) * University of the West Indies (UWI) * Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) * West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) * Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) * Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) * Regional...
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  • Brazil and Caribbean Culture - 1620 Words
    Within Brazil and the Caribbean lies a racial mixture of cultures. Since the 1930's the people have, overall, enthusiastically adopted the notion that racial and cultural mixture defines this regions national identity (Samba 1). This region consists of a very historic background which has shaped the beliefs and customs of celebration, music and dance. Sugar cane was brought to the "new world" by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage in 1493 (Umbilical 99). The introduction of this new...
    1,620 Words | 5 Pages
  • Peasantry: Caribbean and Small Farmers
    What is Peasantry? Peasant farming is described as small-scale farming for subsistence as well as for cash sale in the market. Initially, small farmers in the British West Indies produced crops for domestic use as well as for sale in the market. However, after 1860 these farmers began to export their crop. Reasons for the development of alternative crops 1. After 1834, small-scale agriculture grew out of the free-village movement as free blacks were determined to leave the sugar estate....
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  • The Caribbean Us and Europe - 1369 Words
    Question: Which one theoretical perspective is most suited for understanding the Caribbean extra-regional relations with the United States and Europe? Support your answer with concrete example of United States and Europe’s relations with the Caribbean in specific contemporary issues of the region. The Caribbean can be described as an archipelago of islands that stretches from the Yucatan and Florida peninsulas southeast to Venezuela, with the Greater Antilles (Cuba, Dom. Republic,...
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  • Jamaica: Caribbean and Jamaicans - 785 Words
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