By S. Torres-Saillant
This is first highbrow background of the Caribbean written by means of a most sensible Caribbean reports pupil. The e-book examines either the paintings of natives of the zone in addition to texts interpretive of the quarter produced through Western authors. Stressing the experimental and cultural particularity of the Caribbean, the learn considers significant questions within the field.
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S. influence had penetrated even British West Indian colonies. -ruled Free Associated State of Puerto Rico serving as its counterbalance, the Caribbean again occupied the proscenium of history during the period known as the Cold War. S. pressure, his action prefigured the fall of the Berlin Wall, announcing the subsequent decline of the Soviet bloc and the rise of the United States as the political champion of the global society. 24 AN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY OF THE CARIBBEAN The Languages and Cultures From the foregoing discussion stressing the interconnection of the Caribbean with other nations of the planet, it follows that studying the region to some extent involves also examining the other parts of the globe with which it is geopolitically linked.
This achieved, he returned to the Caribbean, and though much harassed by Spanish raids, he established the English in the disputed sea. By the 1640s Barbados, St. Christopher, Nevis, Montserrat, and Antigua were in English hands and several thousands arrived. Sugar assured their prosperity, and the Spanish grip on the West Indies was shaken. (Churchill, II 1990:176) Examples abound of the clashes and tensions among Western nations and their convergence in the Caribbean. England, Spain, and France all had a stake in the events that culminated in the Haitian Revolution and the emergence of Haiti as a sovereign republic in 1804.
Forging the Modern World Imperially As the foregoing ought to suggest, the study of the Caribbean world constitutes a challenging task. Knowledge of a region with such a vast, fractious, checkered history can hardly come easily. The subject at hand includes the distinct national or societal stories of the numerous sites from Anguilla to the Virgin Islands with their intricate internal episodes and their inescapable interlacing with other societies in the region. Every society there, in turn, has dealt in complex ways with two or more Western colonial powers.