His work has been supported by the fulbright program, the conference on latin american history, the national endowment for the humanities, and the american council of. Stop over documentary, discovery, history 74,215 views. The spanish caribbean and the atlantic world in the long sixteenth century. In cuba, spanish culture and blood has been blended with west africa, spiced with other nationalities and simmered for several centuries under the tropical sun to create everything from salsa. The spanish caribbean in the colonial period latin american. With short and simple rhyming text, the llama llama board books introduce llama llama to babies and toddlers before theyre ready for longer fulllength stories. She studied the history of the spanish and french caribbean for her. The precolumbian american indians left few rock carvings or inscriptions petroglyphs, and their oral traditions did not survive. The spanish caribbean in the colonial period latin.
A concise history of the caribbean presents a general history of the caribbean islands from the beginning of human settlement about seven thousand years ago to the present. The word encomienda comes from the spanish word encomendar, meaning to entrust. The spanish caribbean trifecta cuba, dominican republic. Browse and buy a vast selection of caribbean spanish books and collectibles on. More precisely, the term refers to the spanish language as spoken in. There is no booklength monograph devoted to the history of the spanish caribbean during the entire colonial period. The history of the caribbean reveals the significant role the region played in the colonial struggles of the european powers since the 15th century. To understand and appreciate it, you must first understand the history behind the food. More precisely, the term refers to the spanish language as spoken in the caribbean islands of cuba, puerto rico. It includes regions where spanish is the main language, and where the legacy of spanish settlement and colonization influences culture, through religion, language, cuisine, and so on. Browse through hundreds of new and revised primary and secondary textbooks as well as old favourites and bestsellers from our general books list.
His book atlantic africa and the spanish caribbean, 15701640 was published by unc press in 2016, on behalf of the omohundro institute of early american history and culture. The natives of the islands are put to work as slaves in the mines. Below is a list of books on the subject with brief descriptions of their content and qualities. The first history of trinidad and tobago written at this level. Map identifies spanish territory, other areas, us and spanish forces, us victories, and the us naval blockade.
Exhaustively researched, this book reveals the indelible imprint of various groups of africans on the history of the spanish caribbean. Please wash your hands and practise social distancing. Presented at the 24th annual conference of the association of caribbean historians, nassau, the bahamas by association of caribbean historians. Extremadura and spanish america in the sixteenth century and the war for mexicos west. The path of splitness is a major nonfiction work that will rock the scientific world it is 2,766 pages. The vast treasures of the aztec empire in mexico and the inca empire in peru stunned the spanish who arrived in the 16th century.
A central theme in caribbean literature is the process of creolization, a term describing a process of mixing old traditional cultures with new modern elements of an inherited culture. Find the top 100 most popular items in amazon books best sellers. The book jungle jamaica caribbean history early childhood primary level high school past papers dictionary teachers resources stationery used books study guides books, books jamaica, shop, online shopping. Publishes books and journals especially in american history, the american west, and native american studies. If youd like to learn more facts about the caribbean region, id recommend the books below, all of which i have in my library. The american mainland from mexico to peru, as well as the caribbean islands, was called the spanish main. Written by a team of experts, it covers the essential information in an easytouse double page spread format. Acquire your favorite caribbean history books at low prices. Caribbean literature, literary works of the caribbean area written in spanish, french, or english. Piracy in the caribbean news newspapers books scholar jstor february 2015. In 1492, christopher columbus landed in the caribbean and claimed the region for spain. List of books and articles about caribbean history online. University of the west indies mona, jamaica canoe pressuniversity of west indies press, 1996. Capital and control in a colonial economy 2005 and jamaican food.
Each chapter provides a list of suggested readings, rather than footnotes. The book analyzes and explains the basic pre history of the universe and how it came into being, the basic dynamics which created life, the basic. The literature of the caribbean has no indigenous tradition. For wheat, the history of the region is entangled with older and deeper. A brief history by gad heuman a concise history of the caribbean by b. Atlantic africa and the spanish caribbean, 15701640 published by the omohundro institute of early american history and culture and the university of north carolina press by david wheat 2016 english pdf. Resources such as spanish dictionaries, spanish grammar textbooks, and spanish practice books are great for having on hand, while a spanish pocket dictionary will come in useful if you are planning an upcoming to trip to spain, mexico, or another spanish speaking country. Capital and control in a colonial economy 2005 and jamaican. Caribbean literature is written in spanish, french or english. Before the arrival of europeans in the late 15th and early 16th centuries, the region was home to many indigenous peoples, a number of which had advanced civilizations, most notably from south. He is the author of ten books on caribbean history, archaeology and geography, including slave population and economy in jamaica, 1807834 cambridge university press, 1976, awarded the bancroft prize, plantation jamaica 1750850. David wheat, atlantic africa and the spanish caribbean, 1570. It is a celebration of aromatic, sweet and tart, piquant and mild citrus flavors. Spanish caribbean colonies play an important part within the broader narrative, and are well represented in six chapters devoted to the colonial period.
David wheats fantastic book atlantic africa and the spanish caribbean, 15701640 university of north carolina press, 2016 argues that the extensive participation of lusoafricans, latinized africans, and free people of color made possible spains colonization of the caribbean. It resembles the spanish spoken in the canary islands and more distantly the one spoken in western andalusia. Higman is the william keith hancock professor of history at the australian national university. The control and treatment of slaves slavery and the law between 1665 and 1833 the slave population of the caribbean rose from under 50 000 to well over 1 100 000. The substantive content of caribbean history is the activities of the peoples of the islands from the bahamas to trinidad. Ida altman is a professor emerita of history at the university of florida. Empires crossroads, by carrie gibson the new york times. List of books and articles about caribbean literature. In most of the caribbean, even before the midsixteenth century, it was evident that spanish colonization based on the mass forced labor of amerindians was not a viable option. Choice wheats innovative and deeplyresearched book contributes to a growing body of work aimed at reconceptualizing the atlantic world and the roles of african people within it.
The spanish conquest 14921552 european challenges to spanish. Shop caribbean spanish books and collectibles abebooks. In terms of governance of the spanish empire, the indies was the designation for all its overseas territories and was overseen by the council of the indies, founded in 1524 and. All of the past papers on cxc store are copyprotected epub files, meaning you cant just download and open them on your computer. Carrie gibson manages to weave 500 years of complex history into a brilliantly coherent and. List of books and articles about caribbean history online research. Give students a foundation in the history of trinidad and tobago and prepare them for their study of the wider caribbean and other parts of the world. The real pirates of the caribbean complete edition. The black experience in colonial latin america latin. Apr 15, 2015 the transcaribbean, from pointeapitre to trinidad documentary, discovery, history duration. Each topic begins with learning outcomes and has a range of features to help you enhance your study.
List of books and articles about caribbean history. Developed with the caribbean examinations council, this book provides you with the support to maximise your exam performance. Discover the best caribbean history in best sellers. A history of the region and its peoples offers an authoritative onevolume survey of this complex and fascinating region. In the early 17th century, the spanish colonies of cartagena, havana, santiago. Recommend books on pirate history colonies, ships, and pirates. The premio del rey for a distinguished book in english in the field of early spanish history biennial. Latin caribbean cuisine is an amazing blending of tropical tastes and multicultural influences. During the seventeenth century, the english and the french settled on islands on the periphery. In the years after columbuss first voyage, spanish adventurers known as conquistadores began to colonize the surrounding areas of the caribbean and the americas. San andres and providencia are two of the strangest islands in the caribbean. The spanish and new world slavery african laborers for a.
Aha awards and prizes aha american historical association. One of the frequent questions asked online in general public discussions of pirate history is what books do you recommend on pirate history. All maps in this series are markable with a dry erase or watersoluble marker. A number of studies of presentday nations, or regions within presentday nations, focus on the centuries prior to independence e.
Atlantic africa and the spanish caribbean, 15701640 published. The books are suitable for use either in the classroom or at. Atlantic africa and the spanish caribbean, 15701640 published for the omohundro institute of early american hist 9781469623412 by wheat, david and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books available now at great prices. The impact of colonialism and slavery can still be seen in many of the island cultures today. Around the middle of this period in 1770, a year for which reasonably accurate figures are available, some 950 000 slaves were distributed among the possessions of five european. Spanish conquistadors, settlers, priests or colonial. This groundbreaking work traces the caribbean from its precolumbian state through european contact and colonialism to the rise of u.
Spanish explorations in the caribbean and the united. From precolonial origins to the present article pdf available in international journal of humanities and social science july 2014 with 2,447 reads. The term latin america primarily refers to the spanish and portuguesespeaking countries in the new world. A gripping narrative history of the entire caribbean, from first exploration to today. These united states history maps, now available from universal map, are a valuable visual aid in understanding american history. History christopher columbus first discovered the caribbean in 1492 while trying to find a new route to china from spain. Discover librarianselected research resources on caribbean history from the questia. It narrates processes of early human migration, the disastrous consequences of european colonization, the development of slavery and the slave trade, the extraordinary profits earned. Although it is neither so true nor so unassumingly direct as its author would have us. Maths matters is a comprehensive fourlevel series for caribbean students, which provide a thorough preparation for lower secondary and csec. Today, the term spanish caribbean or hispanophone caribbean refers to the spanish speaking areas in the caribbean sea, chiefly cuba, dominican republic, and puerto rico. States of nature science, agriculture, and environment in the.
An introduction to the history of trinidad and tobago. The spanish american war was an 1898 conflict between the united states and spain that ended spanish colonial rule in the americas and resulted in u. During the sixteenth century, the islands of the caribbean remained an exclusively spanish preserve, but they were too numerous to control. Massive selection of new and used caribbean history books. Before you can access them, you will need to download the recommended software to read your chosen product. In addition to the demands of spanish colonists, old world diseases such as smallpox, measles, chicken pox, and typhus decimated native populations, and reduced. The spanish caribbean and the atlantic world in the long sixteenth. Between the 1490s and the 1850s, latin america, including the spanish speaking caribbean and brazil, imported the largest number of african slaves to the new world, generating the singlegreatest concentration of black populations outside of the african continent.
The friedrich katz prize for the best book in latin american and caribbean history. But it still leaves spain as the major colonial power in the west indies. Ecology and war in the greater caribbean, 16201914 by john robert mcneill, a short account of the. He landed on an island in what is now known to be the bahamas, called guanahani by the natives living there. And their small size and durable pages are perfect for little hands. The first spanish colonists in the caribbean, in the 16th century, have hoped primarily to grow rich by finding gold. In the americas, the first encomiendas were handed out by christopher columbus in the caribbean.
A brief history of the caribbean region world history. Atlantic africa and the spanish caribbean, 15701640 by david. History of the caribbean traces the fate of a group of small islands whose natural resources transformed them first into some of the wealthiest places on earth and then into some of the poorest. Thererafter, when the limited supply of gold is exhausted, the spanish west indies survive as part of the broader economy of spanish america. There can never be too many books about the caribbean, a region whose. York city and the revolutionary politics of the spanish caribbean by. The first spanish settlements were established in the caribbean starting in 1493. The series, comprising three books, tells in a straightforward and stimulating way the.64 849 738 18 700 1 1301 306 932 1338 620 998 166 682 594 227 1290 1487 427 1109 510 354 359 693 869 1029 639 878 289 1036 893 1453 961 92 1241