Despite having different outlooks in explaining the Caribbean they all record the theme of colonialism and their effects on people and society. Mintz's Perspective The Caribbean as a Socio-Cultural Area addresses the current cultural Caribbean with an eye on the past. For example, when discussing the emergence of creole culture Mintz specifically points out that this was almost exclusive to the islands colonized by the Spanish. According to Mintz, the Hispanic Caribbean was "settled by Europeans who had come to stay and to become "creoles"; nowhere and at no time in the Hispanic islands did African slaves ever outnumber freeman of European origin" (Mintz 28). Therefore, contemporary Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Cuba are all very culturally diverse places who all have distinctive combinations of African, Native American, and European influences.
Instead, Louisiana decided to "grandfather" the old contract and business definitions. Similarly, many other states' legislatures adopted the UCC, but have significant differences with one or more sections, and have amended some items that they deem misguided or unorthodox with their own sense of what the law should be. Much of the law is so similar that the differences may be technical only, so Louisiana does just fine in their day-to-day commercial transactions. Louisiana, due in part of its political history, was originally the only state governed by Civil Law rather than the Common Law. The latter was a direct inheritance fr... ... middle of paper ... ...on Louisiana has, more or less, enacted its own civil code unique to its own heritage.
In certain ways, Martinique looks a lot like the Westernized world and Europe; this can be seen in it’s economy, race relations, social welfare programs, and cultural norms. However, while colonization played a huge role in making Martinique what it is today, it’s native roots are still visible in much of the demographics of the country and the Creole presence within the department. Martinique is a unique Caribbean island in the sense that it never fought with its colonizers for independence, but it still has managed to blend the French, with the African, with the native, with the West Indian and has used different aspects of each of these cultures to ensure that no other place would be able to replicate Martinique in demographics, economy, culture, geography, or society.
There are few historical events that remind us of the evolution of Frankenstein's' monster. The birth of the Cuban American National Foundation, with the support of presidency, at first supported the needs of the oval office, but in time came to be the very entity that lead to restricting those very same hands in the Cuban policy arena. In this work, The Cuban Embargo, The Domestic Politics of an American Foreign Policy, Haney and Vanderbrush walk us through he genesis of Cuban American National Foundation (CANF) from the Regan presidency to modern day. They show the growth of the group through its repeated ability to influence politics at ever increasing levels. Their current level of political control over the Cuban embargo and politics thereof is contrasted against the unbridled power of the executive exercised in the early years of the embargo.
Cuba's Relations with Latin America Introduction The Cuban Revolution of 1959 not only affected Cuba itself, it also had a strong impact on the island’s international relations. This was particularly the case with its relationships with Latin America. In the forty years since the revolution, the response to Cuba from Latin American nations has ranged from the severing of diplomatic ties with the island, to the reestablishment of relations at a later period. Fear of the spreading of similar insurrections, as well as feelings of Latin American solidarity, are examples of factors that have contributed to these shifts. Revolutionary Leaders Define Cuba’s Place in the Americas Even before the success of the revolution, Castro and his supporters had outlined their expectations for Cuba’s position in the Americas.
What is the Caribbean? Many ask themselves, What is the Caribbean? What makes up the Caribbean? and How has each island created their identity due to their history? Sidney Mintz in the article, "The Caribbean as a Social-cultural Area" approaches a more social interpretation, Antonio Benítez-Rojo in the article "From the plantation to the Plantation" approaches a more humanistic interpretation while Michelle Cliff in her novel Abeng and her article "If I could write this in fire" takes on a more personal view.
Exploration by the authors is taken from two different views, one by Mintz and Rojo where they are looking on the culture from outside and the other by Cliff who depicts the situation from inside. Sidney Mintz is social scientist that attempts to classify the Caribbean into its own typology in order to describe its socio-cultural structure, Antonio Benitz-Rojo is a Cuban literary critic that describes the Caribbean in terms of the chaos theory, and Michelle Cliff is a Jamaican that use the experiences of her life on the island to describe the status of the Caribbean existence. Mintz and Rojo use the historical facts that led to the formation of what today is the Caribbean region and paint an overall picture of it that is very general and lacking personal experiences. Never is there the insertion of the experience of what it is like to live in the Caribbean. The two authors assume a great deal about the socio-cultural structure that exist based on the historical facts, facts that are clouded by the censorship of the imperialistic nations.
Fidel Castro The first journey for Christopher Columbus to the "New World" landed him in what we know as present day Cuba. The Spaniards' occupied the island because of the great location and marketable importance that came about in the eighteenth century. Throughout time, Cuba has been under the control of dominant countries, such as Spain and the United States. The colonization process has been the consistent factor in Latin American countries, leaving the colonized without a sense of nationality. Once a country, such as Cuba gains independence, the question is now what will we do?
According to Julia Hewitt: "In the Caribbean, carnival as a mode of performing resistance, carries the memory of repression and sacrifice, but also of hope, in a sense of becoming other." It is believed that the first Caribbean festival started on the island of Trinidad and Tobago during the 18th century. From Trinidad and Tobago, the festival spread to other islands. Then infused with local cultures of that country to form its own unique ‘carnival’. In this essay, the evolution of three festivals in the Caribbean and its diaspora will be examined.
Baseball had been used as a significant source of revenue for the Cubans to afford to repel their relations with Spain (Wysocki). Eventually in the 1870s, they established an official baseball league in which they could formally compete (McInnes). There had only bee... ... middle of paper ... ...cted Cuba’s culture, along with politics, they will be able to have a further understanding to how the sport influenced many incredible changes in the world. Works Cited Hemingway, Hilary. Hemingway in Cuba.