The Resource Island people : the Caribbean and the world, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

Island people : the Caribbean and the world, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

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Island people : the Caribbean and the world
Title
Island people
Title remainder
the Caribbean and the world
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Jelly-Schapiro
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the moment Columbus gazed out from the Santa Maria's deck in 1492 at what he mistook for an island off Asia, the Caribbean has been subjected to fantasies projected from without by the West, and viewed as a place to be consumed. It stood at the center of the transatlantic slave trade for more than 300 years. Its societies were shaped by mass migrations and forced labor from the 16th century onwards, imposed by European or latterly-American imperial masters. Scattered across a vast arc of islands and in some instances separated by the languages and cultures of their colonizers, the more than 40,000,000 Caribbean people today are countering their imperial history by shaping cultural conversation the world over: through literature, music, art, and religion in an era when cultures everywhere are contending with "rootlessness.""--
  • In this masterwork of travel literature and of history, writer Joshua Jelly-Schapiro voyages from Cuba to Jamaica, Puerto Rico to Trinidad, Haiti to Barbados, and to islands in between, giving us a rich portrait of each society--its culture and politics--while connecting the Caribbean's common heritage to its fierce grip on the world's imagination. From the moment Columbus gazed out from the Santa María's deck in 1492 at what he mistook for an island off Asia, the Caribbean has been subjected to the misunderstandings and fantasies of outsiders, who have plundered these islands and exoticized their inhabitants. The Caribbean stood at the center of the transatlantic slave trade for more than 300 years, with societies shaped by mass migrations and forced labor. But its people, scattered across a vast archipelago and separated by the languages of their colonizers, have nonetheless together helped make the modern world--its politics, religion, economics, music, and culture. Jelly-Schapiro gives a sweeping account of how these islands' inhabitants have searched and fought for better lives. With wit and erudition, he chronicles this "place where globalization began" and introduces us to its forty million people who continue decisively to shape our world.--From dust jacket
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Jelly-Schapiro, Joshua
Dewey number
972.9
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
F2169
LC item number
.J45 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jelly-Schapiro, Joshua
  • TRAVEL
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Civilization
  • Intellectual life
  • Caribbean Area
  • Caribbean Area
  • Caribbean Area
  • Caribbean Area
Target audience
adult
Label
Island people : the Caribbean and the world, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title-page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [437]-451)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Greater Antilles. Jamaica : the wages of love. Branding ; Badness ; Redemption songs -- Cuba Libre. Cuba sí ; Cuban counterparts ; Autumn of the patriarch -- On Puerto Rico. Boricua and the Bronx -- Hispaniola : mountains beyond mountains. The Massacre River ; The Citadel ; Haiti cherie -- The Lesser Antilles. Sea of islands. Heading south (Cayman, Barbados, Grenada, Barbuda, Montserrat, Antigua) ; Au Pays Natal : on Martinique (and Guadeloupe) ; The last of the Carib : Dominica ; Return to El Dorado : Trinidad
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 451 pages
Isbn
9780385349765
Lccn
2016010673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)940933210
  • 1532822
  • (OCoLC)ocn940933210
  • 1532822
Label
Island people : the Caribbean and the world, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title-page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [437]-451)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Greater Antilles. Jamaica : the wages of love. Branding ; Badness ; Redemption songs -- Cuba Libre. Cuba sí ; Cuban counterparts ; Autumn of the patriarch -- On Puerto Rico. Boricua and the Bronx -- Hispaniola : mountains beyond mountains. The Massacre River ; The Citadel ; Haiti cherie -- The Lesser Antilles. Sea of islands. Heading south (Cayman, Barbados, Grenada, Barbuda, Montserrat, Antigua) ; Au Pays Natal : on Martinique (and Guadeloupe) ; The last of the Carib : Dominica ; Return to El Dorado : Trinidad
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 451 pages
Isbn
9780385349765
Lccn
2016010673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)940933210
  • 1532822
  • (OCoLC)ocn940933210
  • 1532822

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