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Freedoms Won

Hilary Beckles and Verene Shepherd

Written by two of the Caribbean's leading historians, Freedoms Won is an essential book for students engaged in following courses on the history of the Caribbean.

Freedoms Won will be of interest to general readers seeking information on the history of the region. Starting with the aftermath of emancipation, Freedoms Won covers the African-Caribbean peasantry, Asian arrival in the Caribbean, social and political experiences of the working classes in the immediate post-slavery period, the Caribbean economy, US intervention and imperialst tendencies from the 18th century, the Labour Movement in the Caribbean in the 20th centurym the social life and culture of the Caribbean people, and social protest, decolonisation and nationhood.

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  • Chapters include: the aftermath of emancipation; the African-Carribbean peasantry; Asian arrival in the Caribbean; social and political experiences of the working classes in the immediate post-slavery period; the Caribbean economy; US intervention and imperialist tendencies from the eighteenth century; the social life and culture of the Caribbean people; social protest, decolonisation and nationhood.
  • An extensive bibliography completes the book.

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