Item description for The South and the Caribbean (American History/Caribbean Studies) by Douglass Sullivan-Gonzalez...
The first comprehensive study of the close ties between the American South and the Caribbean, with essays and commentaries by Roger D. Abrahams, Kenneth Bilby, David Eltis, Stanley L. Engerman, Aline Helg, Milton Jamail, Charles Joyner, Daniel C. Littlefield, Bonham C. Richardson, and Ralph Lee Woodward, Jr.
With the trade of sugar, rum, and African slaves in the islands that form a perimeter around the Gulf of Mexico, the broad expanse of water known as the Caribbean ringed what came to be known as the South.
Today concise political boundaries separate the coasts of the American South from the multicultural worlds that dominate the islands. Yet all anecdotal evidence suggests far greater ties. One listens to the reggae in the streets of New Orleans or to the rumba in Atlanta. One notes the moans of the blues in the cafes of Veracruz and watches Major League games in which young Dominican athletes hurling lightning-fast balls become national heroes on their island homeland bes
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Jan 22, 2001
Publisher University Press of Mississippi
ISBN 193411037X ISBN13 9781934110379
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