A History of Barbados - From Amerindian Settlement to Nation-State (Paperback)


As Barbados celebrates 350 years of established parliamentary government, this concise and authoritative history makes a timely appearance, covering the period from the first human settlement by the Amerindians to the present day. Social, political, and economic themes run throughout the book, including detailed aspects of early English colonization, the emergence and eventual abolition of the slave trade, and the development and growth of the sugar industry. Professor Beckles emphasizes the struggles for social equality, civil rights, and material betterment, detailing their continuous flow through the island's history since 1627.

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As Barbados celebrates 350 years of established parliamentary government, this concise and authoritative history makes a timely appearance, covering the period from the first human settlement by the Amerindians to the present day. Social, political, and economic themes run throughout the book, including detailed aspects of early English colonization, the emergence and eventual abolition of the slave trade, and the development and growth of the sugar industry. Professor Beckles emphasizes the struggles for social equality, civil rights, and material betterment, detailing their continuous flow through the island's history since 1627.

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Imprint

Cambridge University Press

Country of origin

United Kingdom

Release date

September 1990

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Dimensions

228 x 153mm (L x W)

Format

Paperback

Pages

240

ISBN-13

978-0-521-35879-8

Barcode

9780521358798

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LSN

0-521-35879-5



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