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Liberties Lost

Hilary Beckles and Verene Shepherd

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

Starting with indigenous societies, Liberties Lost covers Europe's Caribbean project, European settlement and rivalry, the Transatlantic trade in enslaved Africans; sugar and slavery; African culture and community life; revolt and resistance and, finally, Caribbean emancipation.

The book covers the entire history syllabus offered by the CXC, including the CAPE syllabus in Carribean/Atlantic history, and is of value to students and teachers of the Cambridge A Level syllabus on post-emancipation history of the Carribean. Liberties Lost will also be of interest to general readers seeking information on the history of the region.

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  • Chapters include: indigenous societies; Europe's Caribbean project; European settlement and rivalry; the transatlantic trade in enslaved Africans; sugar and slavery; African culture and community life; revolt and resistance; Carribean emancipation.
  • An extensive bibliography completes the book.

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