A Brief History of the Caribbean: From the Arawak and Carib to the Present

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This comprehensive volume takes the reader and student through more than 500 years of Caribbean history, beginning with Columbus's arrival in the Bahamas in 1492. The superbly written history, revised and updated, with new chapters that reflect the islands' most recent social, economic, and political developments, is a work of impeccable scholarship. Featuring maps, charts, tables, and photographs, it remains the ideal guide to the region and its people.