New PDF release: A Family of Islands (Bloomsbury Reader)

By Alec Waugh

ISBN-10: 1448200458

ISBN-13: 9781448200450

ISBN-10: 1522696598

ISBN-13: 9781522696599

First released in 1964, this e-book tells how what Columbus began in 1492 used to be entire in 1898, whilst the purple and gold flag was once reduced at Havana to mark the top of 4 centuries of Spanish dominance within the Caribbean.

For and a part centuries after the Pope divided the realm among Spain and Portugal, the navies of england, France, Spain and sometimes the Netherlands fought within the Caribbean. many of the islands replaced palms once or more. Europe found the delights of espresso, tea and cocoa; sugar boomed; fortunes have been made and misplaced; the slave alternate flourished. yet after the Napoleonic Wars prosperity receded, the sense of right and wrong of the area aroused from sleep and slavery was once abolished, finishing the halcyon days of ecu colonialism within the Indies.

A relatives of Islands is filled with significant humans: Drake, Hawkins, Raleigh, Philip II of Spain, Elizabeth I; Henry Morgan, the pirate who was once later knighted and made governor of Jamaica; Haiti's tragic trio: Toussaint L'Ouverture, Dessalines and Henri Christophe. it's filled with tales approximately witch medical professionals and obeah spells and the unspeakable abominations of the slave alternate.

With a certain feel of the fascinating, Alec Waugh has written a perceptive and wonderful account of the historical past and humanity of a shiny a part of the area the place existence may be as tranquil as a sunbeam or as tumultuous as a hurricane.

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