The Caribbean: The Genesis of a Fragmented Nationalism

Paperback | June 24, 2011

byFranklin W. Knight

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Offering a rare pan-Caribbean perspective on a region that has moved from the very center of the western world to its periphery, The Caribbean: The Genesis of a Fragmented Nationalism journeys through five centuries of economic and social development, emphasizing such topics as the slave-runplantation economy, the changes in political control over the centuries, the impact of the United States, and the effects of Castro's Cuban revolution on the area. The book integrates social analysis with political narrative, providing a unique perspective on the problems of nation-building in an area of dense populations, scarce resources, and an explosive political climate.

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Offering a rare pan-Caribbean perspective on a region that has moved from the very center of the western world to its periphery, The Caribbean: The Genesis of a Fragmented Nationalism journeys through five centuries of economic and social development, emphasizing such topics as the slave-runplantation economy, the changes in political ...

Franklin W. Knight is the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 0.91 inPublished:June 24, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195381335

ISBN - 13:9780195381337

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Maps and TablesIntroduction to the Second Edition1. The Political Georgaphy of the Pre-Hispanic Caribbean2. Settlements and Colonies3. Patterns of Colonization in the New World4. Imperialism and Slavery5. Social Structure of the Plantation Society6. Imperial Fragmentation and Colonial Social Reconstruction, 1793-18867. Caribbean Nation Building 1: Haiti and the Dominican Republic8. Caribbean Nation Building 2: Cuba, 1868-19899. Caribbean Nation Building 3: Puerto Rico and the Ambivalent Identity10. Caribbean Nation Building 4: The Commonwealth Caribbean11. State and nationalism in the Contemporary CaribbeanChronologyA Selected Guide to the Historical Literature on the CaribbeanTablesIndex