Macmillan Education
History for CSEC® Examinations Book 1: Amerindians to Africans 
Robert Greenwood, Brian Dyde
Test Preparation
History for CSEC® Examinations Book 1: Amerindians to Africans 
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History for CSEC® Examinations will prove indispensable to anyone teaching or studying the history of the region. The series, comprising three books, tells in a straightforward and stimulating way the story of the people of many races and of many nations who have inhabited the region from the earliest times up to the present day.Book 1: Amerindians to AfricansBook 1 deals with the events that took place from the first human settlement of the region in prehistoric times to the end of the eighteenth century. Emphasis is placed on the effect of the forced introduction of Africans to the region. Please note that this is an eBook version of this title and can NOT be printed. For more information about eBooks, including how to download the software you’ll need, see our FAQs page.

List of Maps
Preface to the Third Edition
1 The Nature of the Caribbean Region
The Caribbean Region
The Greater Antilles
The Lesser Antilles
The Bahamas
The Guianas
The Caribbean Sea
The trade winds in the Atlantic
Ocean currents
The trade winds in the Caribbean Sea
2 The Earliest Inhabitants of the Caribbean Region
The arrival of people in the Americas
The arrival of people in the West Indies
The first Arawaks
The Taino
Appearance and colour
Subsistence living
Arawak communities
Political organisation
Pleasure and recreation
The Caribs
The Kalinago
Political organisation
Warrior training
The Amerindians of the Guianas
The Maya
Political organisation
Arts and crafts
Writing, mathematics and the calendar
The Maya today
3 The Expansion of Europe
Europe in the age of Columbus
Portugal and Prince Henry the Navigator
The application of technology
Ship development
Compass development
New navigational instruments
Maps and charts
Armament development
Christopher Columbus and the race for the East
The first voyage, 1492
The second voyage, 1493–1496
The third voyage, 1498–1500
The fourth voyage, 1502–1504
The rival claims of Spain and Portugal
The legacy of Columbus
4 The Spanish Conquest
Official Spanish policy towards the Indians
The Ovando administration
The colonisation of Hispaniola
Gold production
The conquest of Puerto Rico
Ovando's retirement
The administration of Diego Columbus
The conquest of Jamaica
The conquest of Cuba
The conquest of the Yucatan
The genocide of the Taino
Ways in which the Taino were killed
The role of the Church
The Church and the Indians
The work of Bartholomew de las Casas
Conquest of the Caribbean Region completed
The Guianas
5 Spanish Colonial Administration, Economic Development and the Control of Trade
The machinery of colonial government in Spain
The conciliar system of government
The Council of the Indies
Colonial government under Philip II
Spanish colonial administration in the New World
Local government
Economic development
The influence of gold
Extracting gold
Royal control of mining
The beginning of the sugar industry
Difficulties in starting the industry
Control of trade
The Casa de Contratación
Functions of the Casa de Contratación
The Flota and Armada system
Routing the treasure fleets
Protecting the treasure fleets
6 Breaking the Spanish Monopoly in the Caribbean
Spain's claim to control the Caribbean
Nationalism and religion in Europe
'No peace beyond the Line'
Pirates and adventurers
Illegal traders
French privateers
English privateers
Importance of the privateers
The Dutch break the Spanish monopoly
The revolt of the Netherlands
The Dutch in the West Indies
The Dutch West India Company
Non-Spanish settlement in the Caribbean
Sir Walter Raleigh and the Wild Coast
The Dutch in the Guianas
The French in the Guianas
7 The Foundation of the English, French and Dutch Island Colonies
St Kitts – mother colony of the English islands
Warner begins the settlement
The arrival of the French
Economic development of St Kitts
The proprietary system
Indentured servants
The survival of the colony
The settlement of Nevis, Antigua and Montserrat
The settlement of Barbados
The charter and other culties
Economic foundations of Barbados
The Revolt of Barbados
The arrival of Willoughby
The Declaration of Independence
The settlement of Bermuda and the Bahamas
The English conquest of Jamaica
The 'Western Design'
The capture of Jamaica
English settlement in Jamaica
The Cayman Islands
The French colonies
St Kitts
The settlement of Martinique and Guadeloupe
French expansion
Government in the French islands
Mercantilism in the French West Indian empire
The Dutch and Danish island colonies
Interaction between the Europeans and Caribs
The attitude of the Caribs
European attitude towards the Caribs
Early contacts between Europeans and Caribs
The Caribs of Dominica
The French approach to the Caribs
8 Government in the English Colonies and the Old Colonial System
How the English colonies were governed
The proprietary system
The governor and council
The Assembly
The Church
Law in the colonies
Military service
The Old Colonial System
Economic theories of empire
How mercantilists viewed the Dutch
The Navigation Acts
Enumerated goods
The Consolidating Act of 1696
Establishment of the Board of Trade
The advantages and disadvantages of the Navigation Acts
Advantages for England
Advantages for the colonies
Disadvantages for the colonies
9 European Rivalry in the Caribbean in the Age of the Buccaneers
The end of the Spanish monopoly in the Caribbean
The buccaneers
Providence Island
Tortuga Island
Port Royal
'Militia of the sea'
The English buccaneers
Henry Morgan
The importance of the English buccaneers
The foundation of St Domingue
The Anglo-Dutch Wars and the West Indies, 1652–1678
The Second Dutch War
The Third Dutch War
The great age of the French buccaneers, 1678–1685
The end of buccaneering
The logwood cutters
The Bahamas – the pirates' republic
10 The Sugar Revolution
Causes of the sugar revolution
Fall in West Indian tobacco prices
Part played by the Dutch in the sugar revolution
Results of the change in land use
Land tenure
The price of land
Population changes
Sugar in other parts of the Caribbean Region
The Guianas
The French islands
Other effects of the sugar revolution
A stratified society
11 African Slavery
The labour problem created by the sugar revolution
Slavery in the ancient and medieval worlds
Slavery in West Africa
Slavery in pre-European times
The Sudanic empires and the trans-Saharan trade
The forest states
The Asante Kingdom
West African society in the fifteenth century
Art and Industry
How African slavery in the West Indies began
The reasons used to justify using West African slaves
The arrival of the Portuguese
Main sources of slaves
12 The Conduct and Effects of the Slave Trade
The conduct of the trade
The Companies and free traders
Obtaining the slaves
The triangle of trade
The English and the triangle of trade
Price of slaves and profit in slave-trading
The middle passage
Conditions for slaves on the middle passage
Mortality on the middle passage
Arrival in the West Indies
Slave sales
The volume of the slave trade
The death rate of slaves
Breeding slaves
The effects of the slave trade on West Africa
13 The African Slave in the Caribbean
The use of slave labour
The sugar plantation
The organisation of a sugar plantation
Seasonal activities on the plantation
Free labour
Enslaved labour
Social relationships on the plantation
The slaves' lives
Music and dance
Food and clothing
The Sunday Market
Other employers of slave labour
Coffee plantations
Cotton plantations
The logging industry
The growth of a 'free coloured' society
Legislation against coloureds
Revision Questions
Further Reading
Back Cover
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