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Caribbean Contours : Johns Hopkins Studies in Atlantic History and Culture - Sidney Wilfred Mintz

Caribbean Contours

Johns Hopkins Studies in Atlantic History and Culture

By: Sidney Wilfred Mintz (Editor), Sally Price (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st April 1985
ISBN: 9780801832727
Number Of Pages: 264
For Ages: 22+ years old

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In 'Caribbean Contours' eight leading scholars in the humanities and the social sciences survey the history, politics, economics, demography, and culture of the Caribbean to provide an authoritative yet accessible introduction to this complex and geographically fragmented region.

This book is truly pan-Caribbean in scope and approach... The contributors, who know the region well and are generally leading scholars in their field, succeed in surveying diverse aspects of Caribbean life with sensitivity, erudition, and a proper respect for the complexity of theirsubject. -- Bridget Brereton * Hispanic American Historical Review *

Introductionp. 3
A Political Profile of the Caribbeanp. 13
"Race" and Color in the Caribbeanp. 55
Sugar in the Caribbean: Turning Sunshine into Moneyp. 85
From Plantations to Peasantries in the Caribbeanp. 127
A Linguistic Perspective on the Caribbeanp. 155
The Caribbean as a Musical Regionp. 181
The Contemporary Caribbean: A General Overviewp. 219
Notes on the Contributorsp. 251
List of Books in the Seriesp. 253
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ISBN: 9780801832727
ISBN-10: 0801832721
Series: Johns Hopkins Studies in Atlantic History and Culture
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st April 1985
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45