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Freedom Roots: Histories from the Caribbean

Laurent Dubois and Richard Lee Turits


“To tell the history of the Caribbean is to tell the history of the world," write Laurent Dubois and Richard Lee Turits. In this powerful and expansive story of the vast archipelago, Dubois and Turits chronicle how the Caribbean has been at the heart of modern contests between slavery and freedom, racism and equality, and empire and independence. From the emergence of racial slavery and European colonialism in the early sixteenth century to U.S. annexations and military occupations in the twentieth, systems of exploitation and imperial control have haunted the region. Yet the Caribbean is also ... More

Keywords: Caribbean, Land tenure, Indigenous populations, Slavery, Race, Empire, U.S. intervention, Revolution, Plantation, Peasantries

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781469653600
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653600.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laurent Dubois, author
Duke University

Richard Lee Turits, author
College of William and Mary

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