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By S. Torres-Saillant

ISBN-10: 1403966761

ISBN-13: 9781403966766

The 1st highbrow historical past of the Caribbean written through a most sensible Caribbean experiences pupil, this ebook examines either writings penned by way of natives of the sector in addition to a physique of texts interpretive of the sector produced via Western authors. Stressing the experiential and cultural particularity of the Caribbean, the research considers 4 significant questions: What artwork, literature or inspiration can come from the minds of people that have passed through a catastrophic heritage? What makes the conceptual paradigms shaped via the Western highbrow in a position to illuminating the particular adventure of Antilleans, yet now not vice versa? Do Antilleans lack the highbrow background required for the translation of tradition, no matter if of their quarter or somewhere else on the earth? Why is the specificity of Caribbean humanity such that it can't be used as a paradigm for humanity as an entire?

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The Caribbean, as these details show, matters enormously to an understanding of the modern world, the global outcome of the colonial transaction. At the same time, the complex processes and the intricate dynamics that have partaken historically in the formation of societies there have rendered the understanding of the Caribbean itself a challenging task. Split into several distinct colonial domains—with the same territory at times changing colonial hands more than once—the region has housed all the races, religions, cultures, and desires of the globe.

Eustatius, Saba, and Surinam would go into the imperial hands of Holland, in addition to a half of St. Maarten, the other half claimed by France. Great Britain would take hold of by far the largest number of territories, running the alphabetical gamut from Anguilla and Antigua to Turks/Caicos and the Virgin Islands. Divided into distinct spheres of colonial domination, Caribbean societies, “as traditionless and artificial new creations on depopulated land, were the most radical sociotechnical experiment of the age” (Osterhammel 1997:31).

In 1605, when Spain depopulated western Hispaniola, Prince Maurits ordered a fleet of 16 ships to offer assistance to the residents of the affected lands in exchange for their “abjuration of the King of Spain and the renunciation of their Roman Catholic faith” (Klooster 1997:8). The nations that directed the colonial transaction remained invariably alert concerning the actions, initiatives, successes, and failures of their imperial competitors in the Caribbean. The corsair and English Renaissance poet Walter Raleigh wrote in 1595 to Queen Elizabeth I to request authorization for the conquest of Guyana, emphatically urging her to see herself in the mirror that the king of Spain presented.

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