The Caribbean Slave Society and Economy (Hardcover)

How the Latest Research Overturns Everything We Thought We Knew about Human Vision

By Hilary Beckles, Verene Shepherd (Editor)

New Press, 9781565840850, 496pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 1993

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Because the institution of slavery has exerted such momentous force in shaping the socioeconomic and political history of the Caribbean, much of the region's historical writing has focused on slavery. Caribbean Slave Society and Economy brings together into one volume the main themes of the recent research on slavery, and explores the patterns and forms of socioeconomic life and activity that molded the region's heterogeneous slave societies.

About the Author

Hilary Beckles is Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. He is the author of more than ten books and is on the editorial board of several academic journals, including the Journal of Caribbean History.