Caribbean Essays

History Sba

Statement of Aim Throughout this research paper, the reader will have a better understanding of the different forms of resistance. Also the reader will have the ability to compare the two types of resistance which were active and passive. And finally the reader will be able to tell which type of resistance was most effective and most common between active and passive. Rationale The reason topic being chosen is to better elucidate the different forms of resistance and how effective…

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Md. Al Amin

Tree plantation, trees are generally one of the many elements which constitute our own surrounding. Tree planting, In case within a granted spot, woods tend not to really exist inside ample ratio to be able to males, earth, creatures, atmosphere as well as normal water, this ecological equilibrium receives disturbed and living gets to be complicated or maybe not possible. There are many types of fruit trees exist in the world like, banana trees, bonsai trees, paulownia tree, palm trees,…

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What Is Meant by _industrialisation by Invitation_

Lewis’ autobiographal statements show he was a a product of dying colonial order, and in turn was an intellectual contributor to the decolonization process. He was strongly against imperialism which lead to his interest in the problems of underdevelopment. Three seminal publications The first of these is the _Industrialization of the West Indies_. Lewis was averse to the ideas of the Economic Plan for Jamaica. His side of the argument stemmed from a stint with the Caribbean Commission in which…

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History’s Contribution to Present Day Caribbean Society

History, according to the Oxford Dictionary, is the continuous record of events, especially those that are public. The history of the Caribbean is a diverse and intriguing one seeing as our present day country is one of cultural diversity, often referred to by locals as a “culture pot”. It is because of the Europeans enslavement of various ethnicities and cultures in the islands that this is possible. The locals however, were exported to work in the European countries. When the…

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Caribbean Monk Seal

US federal officials recently declared the species extinct after a futile effort to confirm sightings of the seal. It once had a population of about 250,000 but became an easy prey, killed for their blubber which was processed into oils and used as lubricants and as coating for the bottom of boats, while their skins were used as leather. Reported sightings over the last few decades were investigated by wildlife experts but have determined that those spotted were of different…

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Silver Trade

In the early modern period, silver became the currency of the world. Never before had any good been so zealously sought after or acquired. Not even the grand spice trade routes over Asia could compare with the enormous scale and complexity the discovery of deposits of silver in Spanish America and Japan brought to global commerce. The silver trade initially brought extravagant, even opulent, wealth to Europe, China, Japan, and the traders in these nations, but in the end resulted…

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Diversification of Agriculture

Diversification in this case (agricultural diversification) involves the realocation of a, or some of a farms resources, to a new product or products. The prime resource of that time being sugar and the new products being the wide variety of crops that were produced and re-introduced by peasants. Peasants are a class of people of a lower status, who depends on agricultural labour for subsistence. The peasant life could be placed and termed in different categories. According to Mintz 1961,”…

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Emancipation of the Slaves

uestion: Examine the methods employed by planters to induce “labourers” to work on sugar estates after emancipation. Full emancipation of the slaves was achieved in 1838 in the British West Indies and 1848 in the French colonies. The post-emancipation period was viewed with fear by planters who believed that mass of ex-slaves would exodus the plantations, robbing them of their labour supply. In many cases this was so. However, one can argue that the British West Indies experienced a greater…

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Caribbean Culture

Creolisation is a top element of the Caribbean culture. It is a word derived from the word Creole; it however is not meant to just describe the Creole culture. It is a broad anthropological term used to describe the coming together of different cultural traits especially of the West Indies to form a new trait. This occurs when two or more languages are combined to give one unique language. In essence, Creolisation refers to the blending of diverse cultures to…

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Caribbean Economy and Slavery

What were the economical, social and political consequences which resulted from the changeover of tobacco to sugarcane in the 17th Century?’ Objectives •What is the sugar revolution? •What were the reasons for the change from tobacco to sugarcane (better termed a the sugar revolution) in the 17th century •Assess the social political and economical consequences which resulted from the change of tobacco to sugarcane in the 17th century Rationale The need for economic stability as well as potential growth in…

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Caribbean Studies Ia

For much too long Trinidad has been a home to appalling murder rates, gang violence and mass illicit drug and weapon trading. These unlawful activities were starting to take a toll on the country’s economy, international reputation and law abiding citizens. During mid August 2011, the county lost seven persons in the space of 24 hours to murder, driving the murder toll to 263.These allegedly gang related homicides persuaded Prime Minister Kamla Persad- Bissessar to declare a limited state of…

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French and Indian War

The French colonies were situated in Canada and their trade and influence reached as far as the Mississippi River. The English colonies were located on the east coast of the Americas. The Appalachian Mountains separated both types of European colonies so there was elbow room for both. Flames began to ignite when war between the mother countries of England and France broke out. Tensions increased when trading and rivalry between two colonies increased. Soon war broke out and it became…

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West Indies Federation

Federation is the act of forming a political unity under a federal government. In 1958, the British Caribbean colonies came together to form a West Indian Federation. There were ten units in this union: Jamaica, Antigua, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, St. Kitts, Montserrat, Grenada. This attempt was short-lived as it was resolved in 1962. There are several reasons for the failure of the West Indian Federation; the federation was a weak one, the question of…

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Economy of the Southern Colonies Between 1607 1775

The growth of slavery became intertwined in the life of the southern colonies in the 17th century and early and mid 18th century. Slavery slowly evolved from numerous factors. Such factors that lead to the mixing of slavery and the southern colonies’ life were social classes, geographical location and economic problems. The paramount example is Jamestown, Virginia, the first successful English colony. During the development of Jamestown, there was the unintentional creation of social classes. The higher classes were people…

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The Cricket Match

Samuel Selvon’s short story, “The Cricket Match” explores the subtle racial tensions amongst West Indian immigrants living in England whilst working with English counterparts. Selvon sets his narrative in a tyre factory in Chiswick, England. Most likely, the timeline in which this story occurs is somewhere in the mid 1950’s when England were still colonists of most of the English speaking Caribbean islands. The main idea behind Selvon’s tale lies with Algernon the protagonist, whose desire to fabricate his knowledge…

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