Of the books written or edited by vega, however, none perhaps is as provocative as the collaborative volume on. Choice hans schmidt taught for many years at the state university of new york at new paltz. Caribbean history caribbean history from the second millennium bc a group of huntergatherers, known as the ciboney, made their way from south america along the chain of islands enclosing the caribbean sea. Im a firm believer that childrens books with illustrations are essential to a childs development and imagination. The history of the caribbean reveals the significant role the region played in the colonial struggles of the european powers since the 15th century. The dutch in the caribbean and on the wild coast 15801680 and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle. Books with beautiful images are also great way to introduce a baby to the world and to hopefully entice them. Acquire your favorite caribbean history books at low prices. The term dutch caribbean refers to the islands of the. National stereotypes and the literary imagination by j. Dutch history the country as we know it today the holland of the tulip, the windmill, and the dyke is the product of many centuries of storm and stress, of conflict of dutchman with burgundian, frenchman, spaniard, englishman, and german, of civil strife, and especially of dogged combat of man with the evermenacing sea. Solow and engerman have edited a volume of essays entitled british capitalism and caribbean slavery item bi 90000644 which reexamines eric williams contributions to caribbean economic history, especially his central thesis on the symbiosis of capitalism and slavery. Dutch caribbean literaturethat is literature written by caribbean authors in.
The books in the florida and the caribbean open books series demonstrate the university press of floridas long history of publishing latin american and. Find the top 100 most popular items in amazon books best sellers. In suriname, slave holders demanded compensation from the dutch government for freeing slaves, whilst in sint maarten, abolition of slavery in the french half in 1848 led slaves in the. Fiction books set in south africa recommendations south. Read separately or as a set of three volumes, the history of. The term dutch caribbean refers to the islands of the kingdom of the netherlands that are located in the caribbean. Dutch history the country as we know it today the holland of the tulip, the windmill, and the dyke is the product of many centuries of storm and stress, of conflict of dutchman with burgundian, frenchman, spaniard, englishman, and german, of civil strife, and especially. Curacao is a small island located in the southwestern part of the caribbean and just north of south america. Rose hall, the most famous great in montego bay, jamaica, is also a historic museum. Each island has a unique cultural identity shaped by the european colonialists, the african heritage of slaves, and the enduring legacies of the native indian tribes. For the first time the dutchspeaking regions of the caribbean and suriname are brought into fruitful dialogue with another major american literature, that of the anglophone caribbean. University of the west indies mona, jamaica canoe pressuniversity of west indies press, 1996. Standard life ceased operating and merged its trinidad and tobago portfolio with that of jamaica mutual life assurance society, effective november 15, 1972. Why caribbean history matters perspectives on history aha.
Dutch historiography has traditionally concentrated on. The editors have coordinated the work of a distinguished international team of specialists. In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the kinderboekenweek 112 october 2014, ive compiled a list of twenty of the most beautiful dutch childrens books. Ive read all of wilbur smiths books and his african adventure stories are magical and captivating. The dutch in the caribbean and on the wild coast 15801680. The history of the dutch activities in this sea is the subject of this book. Higman is the william keith hancock professor of history at the australian national university. Dutch history, from its earliest beginnings to the present day. Pieter geyl, history of the dutch speaking peoples 15551648. Whether you love hearing tales of historical figures, exploring ancient architectural styles or admiring. Spain, the dutch republic and sweden as fiscalmilitary states warfare and history jan glete.
Capital and control in a colonial economy 2005 and jamaican. Eric william gives his readers the story of how europeans discovered the caribbean and how they governed it. 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. Oct 07, 2014 in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the kinderboekenweek 112 october 2014, ive compiled a list of twenty of the most beautiful dutch childrens books. Caribbean books foundation port of spain, trinidad email. Ensure full coverage of themes from the late 19th century to 1985 with caribbean history. Capital and control in a colonial economy 2005 and jamaican food. It has willemstad as its capital and a population of less than two hundred thousand. Consolidate learning with a free cdrom in every book containing extra activities. Knowing the history of the caribbean region goes a long way toward understanding its people. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlightingnotes, may not include cdrom or access codes. The first, the revolt of the netherlands, discusses the revolts preamble and the revolt itself up to the 1609 truce. The contemporary term is sometimes also used for the caribbean netherlands, an entity consisting of the three special municipalities forming part of the constituent country of the netherlands since 2010.
The slave trade was abolished in 1863, but nonetheless has led to the development of a distinct papiamentu and dutchantillean literary traditions. Dutch east indies abebooks abebooks shop for books. Thus the various events that took place right from the time of christopher columbus, focusing on the colonial sweepstakes pursued by france, england. There is a whole host of locations boasting an intriguing history and many, like the unesco world heritage site in bridgetown, barbados, are home to wellpreserved landmarks to prove it. A former dutch colony, the arrival of west african slaves to the island in the 17th century heralded the coming of a rich oral tradition to the country in the form of kuentanen, the west african fables of anansi, and kantikanan or folk songs. Shortos prose is deliciously rich and witty, and the story he tells drawing heavily on sources that have only recently come to light brings one surprise. Dutch empiresuriname and the caribbean wikibooks, open. Discover librarianselected research resources on colonization of africa from the questia online library, including fulltext online books, academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more. Influence and intervention in the twentieth century by ronald fernandez cuba between empires, 1878. Inspire a love of reading with prime book box for kids discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1.
The guardian history of service to the caribbean dates back to 1847 when standard life of edinburgh, scotland, opened a branch office in trinidad. Spanish, british, french, dutch, danish, angloamerican, african and indigenous. Other articles where history of the netherlands is discussed. It is not a formal subdivision of the kingdom, but only a geographic.
Various cultures from around the world have played a part in influencing caribbean architecture, including the british, french, spanish, dutch, african and creole. Popular dutch history books showing 150 of 247 the embarrassment of riches. Simon schama shelved 10 times as dutchhistory avg rating 4. List of books and articles about caribbean history online. The islands in the dutch caribbean were from 1815 on part of the colonies curacao and dependencies 18151828 or sint eustatius and dependencies 18151828, which were merged with colony of suriname not considered part of the dutch caribbean, although it was on the southern caribbean in northeastern south america and governed from paramaribo until 1845, when all islands became part of. Massive selection of new and used caribbean history books. The dutch in the caribbean and on the wild coast 15801680 goslinga, cornelius c. List of books and articles about caribbean history. An interpretation of dutch culture in the golden age paperback by. Discover the best caribbean history in best sellers. They consist of the islands of bonaire, sint eustatius and saba, 10 nb 1 although the term caribbean netherlands is sometimes used to refer to all. Slavery was not abolished in the dutch caribbean colonies until 1863, long after those of britain and france, though by this time only 6,500 slaves remained. Over the past twenty years he has been a pioneer in the historical study of the negritude movement and its successors in the francophone caribbean. Ive heard the regions history dismissed due to the relative size of caribbean societies, historians supposedly excessive preoccupation with slavery, and a questioning of what lessons can be learned from such allegedly dysfunctional societies.
Caribbean history foundations book1 4th edition december 2009. In may 2014, the project strengthening the capacities of suriname and the dutch caribbean islands aruba, curacao, saba, st maarten. For a discussion of the period prior to that date, see low countries, history of the. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. If youve not read any of his books before, then to get in the mood for south africa, i would recommend you start with blue horizon. Caribbean history from the second millennium bc a group of huntergatherers, known as the ciboney, made their way from south america along the chain of islands enclosing the caribbean sea. Eustatius and saba together also referred to as the besislands, three individual public entities within the country the netherlands. Although the spanish conquests of the aztec empire and the inca empire in the. 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 by the plantation. Bibliography of dutch colonial history 17th18th century. Over the years, i have had dozens of conversations on the question of whether caribbean history really matters and for whom it matters. Presented at the 24th annual conference of the association of caribbean historians, nassau, the bahamas by association of caribbean historians. The dutch caribbean historically known as the dutch west indies are the territories, colonies, and countries, both former and current, of the dutch empire and the kingdom of the netherlands that are located in the lesser antilles archipelago of the caribbean sea.
They consist of the islands of bonaire, sint eustatius and saba, although the term caribbean netherlands is sometimes used to refer to all of the islands in the dutch caribbean. Caribbean history foundations book1 4th edition december. But liberalism came into being in a real place and time, like a flame it has wavered in various eras, and it can be snuffed out. Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. Dutch download free ebooks or read books online for free. Ecology and war in the greater caribbean, 16201914 by john robert mcneill, a short account of the. The population is a mixture of african descent, mixed african and europeans descent, dutch and americans. Journal of caribbean history, itinerario and author of the dutch in the atlantic. Mar 30, 2010 search inside the bookthe island at the center of the world ranks among the best books ever written about new amsterdam, the dutch settlement on manhattan that would become new york city. The editor of a history of literature in the caribbean, a.
See more ideas about books, childrens books and my books. Historian reexamines caribbean history in new book. The second, the netherlands in the seventeenth century, starts with the truce and treats the golden age. May 25, 2004 a brief history of the caribbean traces the people and events that have marked this constantly shifting region, encompassing everything from economic booms and busts to epidemics, wars, and revolutions, and bringing to life such important figures as sir francis drake, blackbeard, toussaint louverture, fidel castro, the duvaliers, and jean. Plantations, commerce and war, 14921930 by frank moya pons isbn. The results are as stimulating as they are unexpected.
Journal of interdisciplinary history should become the standard work on the subject. Create marketing content that resonates with prezi video. List of books and articles about colonization of africa. Discover librarianselected research resources on caribbean history from the questia online library, including fulltext online books, academic journals.
This rich history and its lasting influence is set against a backdrop of crystal clear. List of books and articles about caribbean history online research. Cola debrot and dutch caribbean fiction share this article. The first spanish settlements were established in the caribbean starting in 1493. Mar 01, 2014 over the years, i have had dozens of conversations on the question of whether caribbean history really matters and for whom it matters. In 1492, christopher columbus landed in the caribbean and claimed the region for spain. Standard life ceased operating and merged its trinidad and tobago portfolio with that of jamaica mutual life assurance society. Shop history caribbean west indies books at alibris. He is the author of ten books on caribbean history, archaeology and geography, including slave population and economy in jamaica, 18071834 1976, cambridge university press, awarded the bancroft prize, plantation jamaica 17501850. James arnold, is professor of french at the university of virginia, where he founded the new world studies graduate program. For the first time the dutchspeaking regions of the caribbean and suriname are. A brief history of the caribbean traces the people and events that have marked this constantly shifting region, encompassing everything from economic booms and busts to epidemics, wars, and revolutions, and bringing to life such important figures as sir francis drake, blackbeard, toussaint louverture, fidel castro, the duvaliers, and jean.
Whether the differences lie in the history, music, beaches or architecture, theres something special about each and every country. Capital and control in a colonial economy 2005 and. Cover themes in depth from earliest peoples in the caribbean to just after the end of enslavement with caribbean history. This belongs boo to the earlier and more recent period of. Though unrecorded in the history books of the whites, the illtreatment of our. Caribbean is designed to serve as the primary reference book in this area. This section surveys the history of the kingdom of the netherlands from its founding in 1579 to the present.1415 1516 1404 371 693 1462 1201 1350 523 499 562 700 1328 1578 1344 238 958 1036 174 1386 1007 240 559 204 1509 1027 1215 1035 310 1407 575 794 1034 746