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  • Colonialism In The Caribbean

    Between the Lines The recorded history of the Caribbean reveals how the trials and tribulations faced by its people have manifested in the present. Constantly oppressed, underestimated, and abused, the people of the Caribbean have developed a unique culture marked by the exploitation of the natives and slaves by the European colonizers and North American imperialists. The lines drawn by the North Atlantic powers have created an image of what is wrong or right, good or bad, high or low, worthy or undeserving. This line lies between the Caribbean and what these North Atlantics deem as the modern world. In an interview, Oscar de la Renta once said, “Do you know why I almost always wear a tie? I have this complex that if I walk into a place wearing…

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  • Lowcountry And The Caribbean

    There are specific differences between the Carolina Lowcountry and the islands of the Caribbean. In general these two regions are considered to be separate from each other when being taught to students and other scholars. However, some scholars and historians would argue that the Carolina Lowcountry and the islands of the Caribbean could be considered as one region, the “Greater Caribbean”. This distinction cannot be better inscribed than in the book Hubs of Empire by Matthew Mulcahy.…

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  • Misconceptions Of The Caribbean

    There are a lot of misconceptions of the caribbean that never seem to change and add on to the old ones as time passes. Most individuals knowledge about the caribbean is derived from other human beings and their experience and understanding and of it. This often leads to stereotyping. Many individuals tend to see the caribbean as a place for vacationing and relaxation. These islands are not just about reggae, Bob Marley, and the great food. There is much more to the caribbean than just the…

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  • Caribbean Island History

    The colorful buildings, crystal-clear waters, shimmering sand, and antique cars are all part of the character and rich culture of Cuba. The Caribbean island is also known for its rolling mountains, natural beauty, idyllic architecture, and vibrant history. Spaniards began colonizing in Cuba after Christopher Columbus discovered the island in 1492. As Spanish and African immigrants settled into the new land, they brought with them their distinct cultures, traditions, and history. After…

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  • Caribbean Case Study

    creating facilities to further their footprint. They also wanted to destabilize these groups from supporting subversive activities. If the United States were successful in obtaining a greater grasp on the Caribbean they would be able to protect their American territories in the Unites States Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico as well as promote development economically in the region through their gained access to raw materials, investment opportunities, transportation routes and trade. During the…

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  • Effects Of Sugar In The Caribbean

    significant impact in the Caribbean and in the rest of the world. There were many social and economic, results that came from the introduction of sugar to the caribbean. Sugar introduced two important relationships, one between sugar and slavery as well as a relationship between the caribbean islands and colonial empires. Slavery fueled the mass production of sugar which was then transported to colonial empires for their financial gain. The warm, tropical climate of the caribbean along with…

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  • The Impact Of Slavery In The Caribbean

    In reality, the African slaves that went to the Caribbean were usually considered stubborn and disobedient. The Caribbean slaves came across the Atlantic on the same ships as the African slaves that were sent to North and South America. Those who arrived in the Caribbean were ‘seasoned’ or broken in order to make them trustworthy property. The seasoning of African slaves included violent public floggings in front of other slaves. Some were hanged by their hands or feet before the floggings.…

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  • Spanish Caribbean Essay

    In our contemporary society The Caribbean is seen as the go to tourist destination; a warm, carefree and glamorous destination, a place that any sane person would love to be. It’s so much of a hot spot that businessmen like Donald Trump have made the Caribbean a target for many business endeavors, especially in the Spanish Caribbean. The Caribbean is a region southeast of the Americas, it consists of more than 7,000 individual islands and independent island countries that all speak a plethora of…

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  • Caribbean Plantation Essay

    slaves of individuals captured in war (Mcneese 22). As early as 1518 black slaves were imported to the Americas. The Spanish and Portuguese imported thousands of black slaves because they provided a cheap workforce. The exceptionally high profits made by the sale of sugar in Europe, they established sugar plantations on their own all throughout the Caribbean…

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  • In Consequences Of Social Stratification In The Caribbean

    We have seen social stratification in the Caribbean transition over the years from a ‘closed system of stratification’ to that of an ‘open system stratification’. Social stratification in the Caribbean is based on class, status, power, race/ethnicity, colour, gender, education, etc. The Caribbean stratification system has been greatly influenced by its history of Colonialism, Plantation Slavery and Indentureship. Ascriptive factors such as race and the colour of one’s skin have contributed…

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