The abolition of slavery in the non-Hispanic Caribbean

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Caribbean
Subtitle of host publicationA History of the Region and Its Peoples
EditorsStephan Palmié, Francisco Scarano
Place of PublicationChicago
PublisherUniversity of Chicago Press
ISBN (Print)978-0226645087
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2011

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