History for CSEC® Examinations Book 1: Amerindians to Africans 
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History for CSEC® Examinations Book 1: Amerindians to Africans 

By Robert Greenwood, Brian Dyde
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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • 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
      • Belize
    • 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
      • Religion
      • Pleasure and recreation
    • The Caribs
      • The Kalinago
      • Appearance
      • Diet
      • Political organisation
      • Warrior training
      • Language
      • Religion
    • The Amerindians of the Guianas
    • The Maya
      • Political organisation
      • Religion
      • Architecture
      • Arts and crafts
      • Writing, mathematics and the calendar
      • The Maya today
  • 3 The Expansion of Europe
    • Europe in the age of Columbus
      • Society
      • Religion
      • Trade
    • 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
      • Encomienda
      • 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
      • Montesinos
    • The work of Bartholomew de las Casas
    • Conquest of the Caribbean Region completed
      • Trinidad
      • 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
      • Population
      • Crops
      • 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
        • Conclusion
  • 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
      • Monoculture
      • A stratified society
      • Absenteeism
  • 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
      • Oyo
      • Benin
      • Dahomey
      • The Asante Kingdom
    • West African society in the fifteenth century
      • Administration
      • Religion
      • 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
      • Conclusion
  • 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
      • Conclusion
  • 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
      • Kinship
      • Religion
      • Music and dance
      • Health
      • 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
      • Conclusion
  • Revision Questions
  • Further Reading
  • Index
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E
    • F
    • G
    • H
    • I
    • J
    • K
    • L
    • M
    • N
    • O
    • P
    • R
    • S
    • T
    • U
    • V
    • W
    • X
    • Y
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