Introduction to the Caribbean is a stand-alone text that is designed to challenge common misperceptions about the Caribbean and provide a solid grounding for an understanding of the region. It is interactive, with links to audiovisual content and relevant websites, and covers topics such as the Indigenous Caribbean, slavery and indentureship, Haitian and Cuban revolutions, ideologies, gender relations, globalization, and contemporary legacies.
A fully-developed interactive course package eBook, Dr. Camille Hernandez-Ramdwar’s Introduction to the Caribbean:
- Provides a concise history of how the Caribbean came into being, including some key events that occurred (such as two revolutions) leading up to the modern day.
- Explains how Caribbean cultures are cultures of resistance, and provides examples in music, dance, poetry, film, video, festivals and religion.
- Discusses contemporary issues affecting the Caribbean such as tourism, debt, the drug trade, gender-based violence, migration and diaspora.
- In addition to the eBook, the website, The Caribbean: A Brief Introduction is a supplement for courses that require a concise overview of the Caribbean as a region, its history, cultures and contemporary issues, along with an interactive map, puzzles and self-assessment exercises
Chapter 1: First Peoples of the Caribbean
Chapter 2: Colonialism, the African Slave Trade, and the Sugar Plantation
Chapter 3: Caribbean Slavery and Indentureship
Chapter 4: Haiti and Cuba - Two Revolutions
Chapter 5: Caribbean Nation Building
Chapter 6: Ideologies and Social Movements
Chapter 7: Gender Relations
Chapter 8: Migration and Diaspora
Chapter 9: Globalization and the Caribbean
Chapter 10: Legacies