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The Caribbean: A History of the Region and Its Peoples

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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.

This groundbreaking work traces the Caribbean from its pre-Columbian state through European contact and colonialism to the rise of U.S. hegemony and the economic turbulence of the twenty-first century. The volume begins with a discussion of the region’s diverse geography and challenging ecology and features an in-depth look at the transatlantic slave trade, including slave culture, resistance, and ultimately emancipation. Later sections treat Caribbean nationalist movements for independence and struggles with dictatorship and socialism, along with intractable problems of poverty, economic stagnation, and migrancy.

Written by a distinguished group of contributors, The Caribbean is an accessible yet thorough introduction to the region’s tumultuous heritage which offers enough nuance to interest scholars across disciplines. In its breadth of coverage and depth of detail, it will be the definitive guide to the region for years to come.

 

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Over a lifetime of studying Cuban Santería and other religions related to Orisha worship—a practice also found among the Yoruba in West Africa—Stephan Palmié has grown progressively uneasy with the assumptions inherent in the very term Afro-Cuban religion. In The Cooking of History he provides a comprehensive analysis of these assumptions, in the process offering an incisive critique both of the anthropology of religion and of scholarship on the cultural history of the Afro-Atlantic World.
 
Understood largely through its rituals and ceremonies, Santería and related religions have been a challenge for anthropologists to link to a hypothetical African past. But, Palmié argues, precisely by relying on the notion of an aboriginal African past, and by claiming to authenticate these religions via their findings, anthropologists—some of whom have converted to these religions—have exerted considerable influence upon contemporary practices. Critiquing widespread and damaging simplifications that posit religious practices as stable and self-contained, Palmié calls for a drastic new approach that properly situates cultural origins within the complex social environments and scholarly fields in which they are investigated.

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The arrival of European settlers in the Americas disrupted indigenous lifeways, and the effects of colonialism shattered Native communities. Forced migration and human trafficking created a diaspora of cultures, languages, and people. Gregory D. Smithers and Brooke N. Newman have gathered the work of leading scholars, including Bill Anthes, Duane Champagne, Daniel Cobb, Donald Fixico, and Joy Porter, among others, in examining an expansive range of Native peoples and the extent of their influences through reaggregation. These diverse and wide-ranging essays uncover indigenous understandings of self-identification, community, and culture through the speeches, cultural products, intimate relations, and political and legal practices of Native peoples.

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Native Diasporas explores how indigenous peoples forged a sense of identity and community amid the changes wrought by European colonialism in the Caribbean, the Pacific Islands, and the mainland Americas from the seventeenth through the twentieth century. Broad in scope and groundbreaking in the topics it explores, this volume presents fresh insights from scholars devoted to understanding Native American identity in meaningful and methodologically innovative ways.

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About the Author

Stephan Palmié is professor of anthropology at the University of Chicago, specializing in Afro-Caribbean cultures. He is the author of Wizards and Scientists: Explorations in Afro-Cuban Modernity and Tradition.
Francisco A. Scarano is professor at history at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, specializing in the Caribbean and Latin America. He is the author of Puerto Rico: Cinco siglos de historia.
 

 

Table of Contents

General Maps

Introduction: Caribbean Counterpoints

PART 1 THE CARIBBEAN STAGE

1 Geographies of Opportunity, Geographies of Constraint

David Barker

2 Contemporary Caribbean Ecologies: The Weight of History

Duncan McGregor

3 The Earliest Settlers

L. Antonio Curet

4 Old World Precedents: Sugar and Slavery in the Mediterranean

William D. Phillips Jr.

PART 2 THE MAKING OF A COLONIAL SPHERE

5 The Columbian Moment: Politics, Ideology, and Biohistory

Reinaldo Funes Monzote

6 From Tainos to Africans in the Caribbean: Labor, Migration, and Resistance

Jalil Sued- Badillo

7 Negotiations of Conquest

Lynne A. Guitar

8 Toward Sugar and Slavery

Stephan Palmié

9 Masterless People: Maroons, Pirates, and Commoners

Isaac Curtis

PART 3 COLONIAL DESIGNS IN FLUX

10 The Caribbean between Empires: Colonists, Pirates, and Slaves

Josep M. Fradera

11 Imperial Decline, Colonial Adaptation: The Spanish Islands during the Long 17th Century

Francisco A. Scarano

12 The Atlantic Framework of 17th- Century Colonization

Alison Games

13 Servants and Slaves during the 17th- Century Sugar Revolution

Hilary McD. Beckles

14 The French and Dutch Caribbean, 1600- 1800

Philip Boucher

15 Slaves and Tropical Commodities: The Caribbean in the South Atlantic System

Selwyn H. H. Carrington and Ronald C. Noel

PART 4 CAPITALISM, SLAVERY, AND REVOLUTION

16 Slave Cultures: Systems of Domination and Forms of Resistance

Philip Morgan

17 Rivalry, War, and Imperial Reform in the 18th- Century Caribbean

Douglas Hamilton

18 The Haitian Revolution

Laurent Dubois

19 The Abolition of Slavery in the Non- Hispanic Caribbean

Diana Paton

20 Econocide? From Abolition to Emancipation in the British and French Caribbean

Dale Tomich

21 Missionaries, Planters, and Slaves in the Age of Abolition

Jean Besson

PART 5 A REORDERED WORLD

22 A Second Slavery? The 19th- Century Sugar Revolutions in Cuba and Puerto Rico

Christopher Schmidt- Nowara

23 Peasants, Immigrants, and Workers: The British and French Caribbean after Emancipation

Gad Heuman

24 War and Nation Building: Cuban and Dominican Experiences

Robert Whitney

25 The Rise of the American Mediterranean, 1846- 1905

Luis Martínez- Fernández

26 The Conundrum of Race: Retooling Inequality

Elizabeth Cooper

27 Africa, Europe, and Asia in the Making of the 20th- Century Caribbean

Aisha Khan

PART 6 THE NEW EMPIRE

28 Building US Hegemony in the Caribbean

Brenda Gayle Plummer

29 The American Sugar Kingdom, 1898- 1934

César J. Ayala

30 Culture, Labor, and Race in the Shadow of US Capital

Winston James

31 Labor Protests, Rebellions, and the Rise of Nationalism during Depression and War

O. Nigel Bolland

32 Toward Decolonization: Impulses, Processes, and Consequences since the 1930s

Anne S. Macpherson

33 The Caribbean and the Cold War: Between Reform and Revolution

David Sheinin

PART 7 THE CARIBBEAN IN THE AGE OF GLOBALIZATION

34 The Long Cuban Revolution

Michael Zeuske

35 Independence and Its Aftermath: Suriname, Trinidad, and Jamaica

Anthony P. Maingot

36 The Colonial Persuasion: Puerto Rico and the Dutch and French Antilles

Humberto García Muñiz

37 An Island in the Mirror: The Dominican Republic and Haiti

Pedro L. San Miguel

38 Tourism, Drugs, Off shore Finance, and the Perils of Neoliberal Development

Robert Goddard

39 Caribbean Migrations and Diasporas

Christine M. Du Bois

Acknowledgments

Glossary

Bibliography

Contributors

Index

Product Details

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Palmie, Stephen (edt)
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University of Chicago Press
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Scarano, Francisco A.
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Newman, Brooke N.
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Smithers, Gregory D.
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Palmie, Stephan
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
World History-Caribbean
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
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Trade paper
Series:
Borderlands and Transcultural Studies
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
14 illustrations
Pages:
524
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
Over a lifetime of studying Cuban Santería and other religions related to Orisha worship—a practice also found among the Yoruba in West Africa—Stephan Palmié has grown progressively uneasy with the assumptions inherent in the very term Afro-Cuban religion. In The Cooking of History he provides a comprehensive analysis of these assumptions, in the process offering an incisive critique both of the anthropology of religion and of scholarship on the cultural history of the Afro-Atlantic World.
 
Understood largely through its rituals and ceremonies, Santería and related religions have been a challenge for anthropologists to link to a hypothetical African past. But, Palmié argues, precisely by relying on the notion of an aboriginal African past, and by claiming to authenticate these religions via their findings, anthropologists—some of whom have converted to these religions—have exerted considerable influence upon contemporary practices. Critiquing widespread and damaging simplifications that posit religious practices as stable and self-contained, Palmié calls for a drastic new approach that properly situates cultural origins within the complex social environments and scholarly fields in which they are investigated.
"Synopsis" by ,
The arrival of European settlers in the Americas disrupted indigenous lifeways, and the effects of colonialism shattered Native communities. Forced migration and human trafficking created a diaspora of cultures, languages, and people. Gregory D. Smithers and Brooke N. Newman have gathered the work of leading scholars, including Bill Anthes, Duane Champagne, Daniel Cobb, Donald Fixico, and Joy Porter, among others, in examining an expansive range of Native peoples and the extent of their influences through reaggregation. These diverse and wide-ranging essays uncover indigenous understandings of self-identification, community, and culture through the speeches, cultural products, intimate relations, and political and legal practices of Native peoples.

and#160;
Native Diasporas explores how indigenous peoples forged a sense of identity and community amid the changes wrought by European colonialism in the Caribbean, the Pacific Islands, and the mainland Americas from the seventeenth through the twentieth century. Broad in scope and groundbreaking in the topics it explores, this volume presents fresh insights from scholars devoted to understanding Native American identity in meaningful and methodologically innovative ways.

and#160;

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