Combining fertile soils, vital trade routes, and a coveted strategic location, the islands and surrounding continental lowlands of the Caribbean were one of Europe’s earliest and most desirable colonial frontiers. The region was colonized over the course of five centuries by a revolving cast of Spanish, Dutch, French, and English forces, who imported first African slaves and later Asian indentured laborers to help realize the economic promise of sugar, coffee, and tobacco. The Caribbean: A History of the Region and Its Peoples offers an authoritative one-volume survey of this complex and fascinating region.
|Title of host publication||The Caribbean|
|Subtitle of host publication||A History of the Region and Its Peoples|
|Editors||Stephan Palmié, Francisco Scarano|
|Place of Publication||Chicago|
|Publisher||University of Chicago Press|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Sep 2011|