The Contemporary Caribbean

1st Edition

Robert B. Potter, David Barker, Thomas Klak, Denis Conway

Routledge
Published July 15, 2004
Textbook - 528 Pages
ISBN 9780582418530 - CAT# Y158550

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Summary

This text focuses on the contemporary economic, social, geographical, environmental and political realities of the Caribbean region. Historical aspects of the Caribbean, such as slavery, the plantation system and plantocracy are explored in order to explain the contemporary nature of, and challenges faced by, the Caribbean. The book is divided into three parts, dealing respectively with: the foundations of the Caribbean, rural and urban bases of the contemporary Caribbean, and global restructuring and the Caribbean: industry, tourism and politics.

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