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The American Of The Caribbean

- Throughout the expanse of the whole entire planet, a select few places are able to compete with the sheer natural beauty of the tropical islands that litter the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. From Puerto Rico to Jamaica, this exotic paradise south of the United States, that has been bloodied by battle, has since become a vacation hotspot open to tourists from across the globe. Meanwhile, many American Corporations have been actively depleting many of the natural resources found in these areas which has created a vast dependence in these monopolies’ productivity....   [tags: United States, Caribbean]

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The Origins Of The Caribbean

- Historiography is the writing of history based on the analyzing of primary, secondary, orals sources and materials. The account becomes a literary narrative that must stand the test of critical examination methods and peer reviews. This research is to discover how historians interpret the accounts of Caribbean enslavement and the methods use in studying the significance of European contact with the Caribbean people during colonial times. The objective is to examine the diverse views and representations of the original documents on slave uprisings, diaries, letters, maps, court records of slave rebellion, and town records of the transactions of slaves during the 1700, and 1800 hundreds....   [tags: Slavery, Caribbean, Atlantic slave trade, Haiti]

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The Impact of Industrialisation by Invitation on the Caribbean

- This paper is endeavouring to demonstrate the concept of Industrialisation by Invitation and its social impact on the Caribbean. The concept of industralisation is considered as the process of social and economic changes whereby a society is transformed from an agrarian society to a more capital intensive economy, based on manufacturing, specialized labour, and industrial factories, where the economy gains much more capital. After the post World War II, Sir Arthur Lewis a Saint Lucian Economist, Nobel Laureate (1915 – 1991) recognized the need for the Caribbean to not only depend on agriculture because the level of agricultural productivity in the Caribbean has been very low....   [tags: Caribbean Industrialization]

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The Movement Of The Caribbean

- Obeah, identified as one of the oldest of all African religions in the Caribbean, extracted its name from the Ashanti words “Obay-ifo” or “Obeye”, meaning wizard or witch. Their beliefs are affiliated with the acknowledgment of one’s ability to use certain spirits for specific purposes, such as witchcraft, sorcery, and magic. For two centuries, the British outlawed Obeah and used the term to describe all slave acts and practices that were considered supernatural or immoral behaviors, such as rituals and amulets (Religion and Resistance)....   [tags: Slavery, Atlantic slave trade, Caribbean, Jamaica]

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My Experience At The Caribbean

- Have you ever thought about visiting the Caribbean to experience the best of life with sun, sand and sea. Right at your fingertips lies the preview of the wonderful island life you’ll experience after getting off your plan/boat by simply joining the Caribbean Student Organization. When it comes to organizations that not only offers great service, but a welcoming atmosphere, valuable information and takes no part in discrimination, CSA sets the pace. CSA offers great service that makes Caribbean students feel as if they’re still at home and provide those who are not of Caribbean descent with an adopted family....   [tags: Caribbean, Barbados]

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The Culture And Lifestyle Of The Caribbean

- As someone who isn’t from the Continental United States originally, I imagined the differentiation of context regarding cultural perspectives and values would be very existent in correlation to what I had known as a Virgin Islands native. The culture and lifestyle of the Caribbean influenced the set of values I maintain, as during my raising they were the only ones implemented by my parents and supported by my environment. The purpose of this paper is to explicate how our cultures have influenced us as individuals regarding perspectives, abilities, and qualities compared to how Asian principles have shaped the perspectives of their respective Chinese individuals....   [tags: United States, Caribbean, China]

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The Religious Movements Of The Caribbean

- Attempting to analytically appreciate the religious inclinations of the populaces of the Caribbean, it is undeniable that the region must be consumed as a whole. With interconnecting origins, environs, and social formations, it was interesting to consider the emergence of Caribbean religious affiliations collectively. Through the process of socialization, displaced persons culturally survived the misfortune of slavery and the pressures to dismantle their embryonic religious autonomist groupings....   [tags: Slavery, Haiti, Religion, Caribbean]

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Benefits Of European Colonization On The Caribbean

- “The meeting of Africans, Europeans, and the indigenous people in the Caribbean is arguably one of the most interesting and important aspects of world history. It was in this region that one could perceive the worst aspects of inhumanity juxtaposed with a story of survival and triumph of the human spirit. Caribbean history unfolds like a drama and is a continuing saga of wars of various types, conquest of different sorts, and above all, resistance” (Toney, 2011). In a time of exploration, discovery, and great Asian dynasties, Europeans set out to find new trade routes and discover territories unknown....   [tags: Slavery, Caribbean, Poverty, Colonialism]

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Economic Integration Of The Caribbean

- There is long history of attempts at economic integration among the countries in the Caribbean region. The differences between the developed countries and under-developed countries economically and politically alter the integration dynamics of a country in the global market. Emilio Pantojas García, in his paper “Economic Integration and Caribbean Identity: Convergences and Divergences”, describes the geopolitical, economic, and cultural-historical factors that influence the fostering of a regional identity and how this shared Caribbean identity functions as an agonist and anti-agonist to the economic integration of the Caribbean....   [tags: Caribbean, West Indies Federation]

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The Effects of Caribbean Colonization on the Family: Through the Eyes of Caribbean Women Writers

- The effects of colonization on the family of Caribbean people, as described by various twentieth century Caribbean woman writers, are as complicated as they are vast. These authors show that families continue to struggle with separation, poverty, and cultural identity issues that create extra ordinary difficulties for the families who live on these post-colonial islands. It can be argued that all families have struggles, both internal and external, and while this is undoubtedly true, the struggles that the families described in these novels endure have a direct connection to their colonized past and the influences of the colonizer, still felt by the countries colonized and their...   [tags: Caribbean Literature]

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Caribbean Immigrants Of The United States

- The group that I have chosen as my target group is Caribbean Immigrants of the United States. I have chosen this target group because I am from the Caribbean. Although I am not an immigrant I know many people who are immigrants and I am the daughter of one. Caribbean immigrants are a very diverse set of people who have migrated to the United States from the Greater or Lesser Antilles. There is close to 40 million people who live in the Caribbean. If you ask someone from the Caribbean, “why did they move from their home country?, Their answer would be “to search for a better life for my family”....   [tags: Sociology, United States, Caribbean, Culture]

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The Latino And The Hispanic Caribbean

- As the Hispanic Caribbean has evolved it has managed to grow and thrive beyond belief, whether one is discussing art, music or just the culture alone the Hispanic Caribbean is truly reaping the benefits of allowing themselves to be influenced by many other cultures. While the Hispanic Caribbean is thriving they are still facing the many new found struggles that come along with the territory of becoming more affluent as well as more accepting to other cultures and their beliefs. Often with the growth of large proportions comes many problems, problems also can come about when incorporating of different cultures as a whole as well as just bringing in their beliefs and mannerisms....   [tags: Culture, Religion, Caribbean, United States]

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The Geopolitical Context Of The Caribbean

- The Geopolitical Context of the Caribbean The Caribbean has long been associated with relaxation, beauty, and a sense of luxury. The island nation is resplendent with breathtaking sunsets, pristine beaches and crystal clear waters. The lands are inhabited by descendants of stranded slaves and ambitious explorers who embrace a sense of freedom and zest for life. They share that tranquil attitude with thousands of visitors who tour the islands on a year-round basis. However, there is much more to these islands than appeasing tourists....   [tags: Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean, United Kingdom]

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Analysis of Caribbean Festivals

- The Caribbean is a region known not only for its sun, sand and sea, but its festivals. Also known as ‘Caribbean Carnival’, these festivals have spread to the diaspora. Oxford Dictionaries define carnival as, “a period of public revelry at a regular time each year, typically during the week before Lent in Roman Catholic countries, involving processions, music, dancing, and the use of masquerade.” The term and concept of ‘carnival’ originated in Italy, however, with the influence of African culture, carnivals in the Caribbean took on its own form....   [tags: caribbean carnival, trinidad and tobago]

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The Caribbean

- The Caribbean The inhabited islands clustered in the Caribbean Sea are an interesting study in cultural and social identity. Colonized by european powers from the Fifteenth Century, the Caribbean islands have become mixtures of cultures from Europe, Africa, and India, as well as from the original inhabitants of the islands. As a result, describing and defining the Caribbean is a much more difficult task than it appears on the surface. The norms and ideas of identity and history that exist on one island are vastly different than those that exist on a near neighbor, despite similarities in geography and history....   [tags: Caribbean Islands Culture Essays]

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The Caribbean

- The Caribbean Perhaps nowhere on earth is a more culturally varying region than in the Caribbean. The recent history has formed these islands into a confused, random area, hiding much of its people’s identity and heritage. Due to European Imperialism, extermination of aboriginal peoples, slavery, the plantation system, and the ethnic diversity of the inhabitants the Caribbean does not allow itself to be classified as one. In fact little can be grouped together. Sydney Mintz, Antonio Benitez-Rojo, and Michelle Cliff try to make sense of the combination and loss of culture as well as the reemergence of new ones....   [tags: Caribbean History Essays]

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The Impact Of Slavery On The Caribbean

- The Caribbean is often overlooked when the concept of slavery is discussed. However, the Caribbean islands played an integral part in the building of various countries’ economies around the world; primarily European countries. Many of the social stigmas that are associated with slavery are still present in various Caribbean countries’ societies today. Caribbean cultures have very strong African roots as of the numerous traditions carried from Africa by the slaves. This paper will give an overall view of slavery in the Caribbean and go more in depth into the economic, social, and cultural affects that it had and is still giving in the Caribbean using Haiti as a focal point....   [tags: Caribbean, Slavery, Haiti, Atlantic slave trade]

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Impact Of Colonialism On Caribbean Indigenous Populations

- Caribbean History Impacts of European Colonialism on Caribbean Indigenous Populations The colonialism by Europeans of the Caribbean resulted in devastating and severe impacts on the indigenous people. They were dispossessed of their land, exposed to European diseases that were new to them and had to be involved in violent conflicts, which resulted in the death of so many indigenous people. Their lives and those of their future generations were changed forever. As the settlers arrived in the Caribbean, they came in with epidemic diseases from Europe, among them smallpox, chickenpox, influenza and measles (Lang 273)....   [tags: Slavery, Colonialism, Culture, Caribbean]

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Slavery in the Caribbean

- Slavery in the Caribbean The beginning of slavery in the Caribbean can be traced back to the emergence of piracy in the 16th and 17th centuries. This eventually led to the promotion of slave trading and sugar plantations. While enslaved on the sugar plantations, slaves were treated very poorly. Plantation owners treated their slaves so poorly that most were undernourished and diseased. Slaves were even forced to work on their "spare" time to provide for their own needs. Needless to say, slaves encountered cruel punishment that we can’t even comprehend....   [tags: Caribbean History]

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African Migrants Within The Caribbean Region

- Few studies concern themselves with Caribbean migrants within the Caribbean region, instead focusing on migrations to developed countries such as the United States. There is very little research done on the study of Caribbean migration for this reason, but I will do my best. East Indians are habitually non-migratory. Agricultural lifestyle prevents this. Religious and employment reasons caused migrations. Indenture system, ethnic rivalry, marginalization and victimization all play factors into the difficulty for Caribbean’s to move....   [tags: Caribbean, Slavery, Indentured servant]

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Royal Caribbean International Case Analysis

- 1. Introduction Deep-sea passenger transportation are amongst the most rapidly growing and evolving sectors in the hospitality industry(Wie, 2004, Douglas et al., 2010). As such, there underscores the need for strategy development to ensure the long-term success of firms in this industry. This report would focus on Royal Caribbean International's operations in Singapore, and analyze it based on its external and internal environments, while concluding with a recommendation of strategies that could be adopted as part of the organization's long-term strategic trajectory....   [tags: Royal Caribbean International]

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Caribbean Culture : Affected Greatly By Migration

- Caribbean culture is affected greatly by migration. The foundation of Caribbean culture was based on the forced migration of African people, indentured east-Indian workers, the migration and colonization’s of European powers like the Spanish, British, and FrenchThe history of each island is individually different but they all share the foundation of a syncretism for development each nation’s culture. Over time how individuals would migrate from country to country has change a lot, especially in the last one hundred years....   [tags: United States, Caribbean, North America]

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What is the Caribbean?

- 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....   [tags: Geography Caribbean History Islands Essays]

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Immigrants From The Caribbean And Latin America

- Introduction Many immigrant families bring with them the foods of their home country and are ready to share them with their children and future generations. However, some do not get the chance to do so as they are pressured to give up their foods for “healthier” and more American dishes. This stems from the ongoing problem of assimilation that has plagued America since the decimation of Native Americans. Nutritionists will make the claim that a great majority of the foods that immigrants from the Caribbean and Latin America are unhealthy and is the cause for chronic disease in immigrants ....   [tags: United States, Caribbean, Ethnic group, Americas]

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Scientific Thinking, Economic Reasoning and Their Applications in the Caribbean

- The Caribbean has had celebrated economists who, in their works, always sought to define the Caribbean experience and produce solutions to the region’s problems. Their achievements arose out of a need for a Third World economic story that was separate from that developed in more advanced nations. Economics, however, has been regarded as a “dismal science” (Carlyle 1849) and some have questioned if it is a science at all. For this essay, we assume that economics is a science and ask “Is and was scientific reasoning a part of economic reasoning in the Caribbean?” The analysis for this paper therefore considers both the publications based on the Caribbean from the 1960s and 1970s and the recen...   [tags: caribbean, induction, abduction]

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Analysis of Royal Caribbean International's Operations in Singapore

- 1. Introduction Deep-sea passenger transportation are amongst the most rapidly growing and evolving sectors in the hospitality industry(Wie, 2004, Douglas et al., 2010). As such, there underscores the need for strategy development to ensure the long-term success of firms in this industry. This report would focus on Royal Caribbean International's operations in Singapore, and analyze it based on its external and internal environments, while concluding with a recommendation of strategies that could be adopted as part of the organization's long-term strategic trajectory....   [tags: Royal Caribbean SWOT Analysis]

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A Caribbean Legacy

- A Caribbean Legacy The notions of slavery, colonialism, and race are indelible aspects of Caribbean history. In order to fathom the current political, social, economic, and cultural climate of the Caribbean one must engage in a critical study and understanding of the impact slavery has had in modern day Caribbean societies. The modes and intricacies of modern day Caribbean societies are intimately related to the plantation systems of the colonial period, which welcomed the arrival of the largest migration in history....   [tags: Caribbean History Culture Essays]

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Native American Christmas Celebrations, Jamaica, And The Caribbean

- North Carolinians often associate Christmas time with pine trees, presents, and Santa Claus, but never stop to think about how other Christian cultures such as the African American ones in New Bern,Jamaica, and the Caribbean celebrate this time of year.The contrast between the African-American celebrations called Jonkonnu, and American Christmas celebrations is profound. The Jonkonnu celebrations occurs in tightly knitted communities that use music,dance, and songs to express their appreciation of one another instead of the tradition of gift-giving....   [tags: Slavery, Caribbean, Atlantic slave trade]

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The Caribbean According to Three Writings

- The Caribbean According to Three Writings Introduction The Caribbean is made up of many islands that were inhabited by many peoples speaking different languages and believing in different things. With the beginning of colonization, many more peoples speaking different languages and believing in different things claimed ownership over certain islands (in many cases nowhere near each other geographically). Under new "ownerships", the islands became involved in slave-trading. Each different colonizer of the islands chose to take slaves from different areas of western Africa, depending on where their "mother country’s" other colonies were located in Africa....   [tags: Caribbean History culture Essays]

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The Caribbean Identity

- The Caribbean Identity The way in which Benítez-Rojo and Mintz tackle the question of Caribbean identity in their articles, is a removed, objective ideal, in contrast to Michelle Cliff’s portrayal of Jamaican identity. Cliff’s portrayal touches the heart and soul of Caribbean identity. While Mintz and Benítez-Rojo are investigating trends in the Caribbean as a whole, from an outside perspective, Cliff offers the personal, tactile imagery of what it is to live in the Caribbean, utilizing the objective account of history as a background....   [tags: Culture Caribbean History Cultural Essays]

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Differing Perspectives of the Caribbean

- Differing Perspectives of the Caribbean The Caribbean has been an unexplained region throughout the test of time because there are many different depictions of what actually is happening. The ranging cultures in the Caribbean bring about many different points of view. A perfect example is how Cliff, Mintz, and Benitez-Rojo describe their version of the Caribbean. They discuss affairs in the Caribbean from the days of slave trading to present day issues. In analyzing their anecdotes and books, one can find not only similarities between them, but discrepancies as well....   [tags: Caribbean History Historical Essays]

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History of Slavery in the Caribbean

- History of Slavery in the Caribbean The institution of slavery has played a major role in the history, and the shaping of the Caribbean. Therefore, in order to truly understand the Caribbean one must completely understand slavery itself. Slavery can be defined as belonging to a person, or being treated like a piece of property, and not having any individual freedom This was essentially the life many Africans lived for many centuries in the Caribbean . The master’s had total freedom and control over his or her slaves....   [tags: Caribbean Historical Essays]

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Different Perspectives of The Caribbean

- Different Perspectives of The Caribbean The history of the Caribbean is in a sense a very complicated matter. There is no easy way to go about describing the events that have created what the Caribbean is today. The complex situations that have formed the Caribbean can be seen from different points of views. The varying perceptions of the Caribbean will often contradict each other in numerous ways, while at the same time showing agreement in some areas. Thus, leaving someone with a rather tangled and confused impression of the Caribbean....   [tags: Caribbean History Historical Essays]

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African American Christmas Celebration, Jamaica, And The Caribbean

- Jonkonnu People often associate Christmas time with Pine Trees, presents, and Santa Claus, but never stop to think about how other Christian cultures such as the African American ones in New Bern,Jamaica, and the Caribbean celebrate this time of year.The contrast between the African-American celebrations called Jonkonnu, and American Christmas celebrations is profound to anybody. The celebrations are with tightly knitted communities that use music,dance, and songs to express their appreciation of one another instead of the tradition of gift-giving....   [tags: Slavery, Atlantic slave trade, Caribbean, Culture]

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The Caribbean Islands

- "The Caribbean" The Caribbean, a region usually exoticized and depicted as tropical and similar in its environmental ways, cannot be characterized as homogenous. Each individual island has their own diverse historical background when it comes to how and when they became colonized, which European country had the strongest influence on them, and the unique individual cultures that were integrated into one. The three authors Sidney W. Mintz, Antonio Benitez-Rojo, and Michelle Cliff, all and address the problem of the Caribbean’s identity....   [tags: Socio-Cultural Areas Caribbean History Essays]

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The Identity and History of the Caribbean

- The Identity and History of the Caribbean The Caribbean is a vastly diverse area representing the effects of colonialism, slavery, and the combination of many cultures. Since the arrival of Europeans the Caribbean islands have been going through constant change. The loss of native peoples and the introduction of the plantation system had immediate and permanent reprocussions on the islands. The Plantation system set up a society which consisted of a large, captive lower class and a powerful, wealthy upper class....   [tags: Caribbean History Cultural Economy Essays]

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Importance of Slavery to the Caribbean

- Importance of Slavery to the Caribbean The significance of the role played by slaves in the history of the Caribbean cannot be overemphasized. Nearly everything that defines the Caribbean today can be traced back to the advent of Africans to the sugar plantations several centuries ago. For this reason it is impossible to ignore the issue of slavery when studying the history of the Caribbean, as we are doing in this class. Through our numerous readings on the status of slaves and their treatment by the societies in which they lived, we have learned much about the sufferings and ordeals of these people....   [tags: History Slave Slavery Caribbean Essays]

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Life of a Slave in the Caribbean

- Life of a Slave in the Caribbean The experience of Caribbean slavery is vital in understanding the contemporary social structure of the region. It was the introduction of an estimated four million Africans to the Caribbean which made these islands melting pots of culture and society. Since Africans had such a tremendous impact on the region, it is important that we recognize the nature of slavery and how it transformed their lives. Although most agree that the institution was dehumanizing, the social relations of slavery help to explain the development of the Caribbean’s identity....   [tags: Slavery Caribbean History Culture Essays]

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A General History of the Caribbean

- A General History of the Caribbean When one undertakes an historical study, any success in the undertaking is arguably predicated on an understanding of the subject to be studied. Knowing the culture of a given people or region, the geography and climate of its habitation, the attitudes of the people and their current political comportment – all of these breathe life into the subject. It is this deepening familiarization that gives life to the historical figures and events of that subject. Perhaps nowhere is this preliminary requirement more necessary than when undertaking an historical study of the Caribbean islands....   [tags: Caribbean History Culture Cultural Essays]

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Plantation and Race in the Caribbean

- Plantation and Race in the Caribbean The incredible history of the Caribbean is indeed, one of the most rich, and at the same time troubling, of the New World. Its incredibly heterogeneous population and its social racial base make it a very difficult place to, for instance, live and raise a family. While some children may have a future because of their light complexion, the others are doomed to a life of poverty in the unforgiving culture and society of the Caribbean. Three people have taken it upon themselves to portray the Caribbean in their own ways....   [tags: Caribbean History Racism Agriculture Essays]

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Brazil And Caribbean Culture

- Within Brazil and the Caribbean lies a racial mixture of cultures. Since the 1930's the people have, overall, enthusiastically adopted the notion that racial and cultural mixture defines this regions national identity (Samba 1). This region consists of a very historic background which has shaped the beliefs and customs of celebration, music and dance. Sugar cane was brought to the "new world" by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage in 1493 (Umbilical 99). The introduction of this new crop would bring about dramatic change the Caribbean....   [tags: Culture Brazil Caribbean]

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The Caribbean’s Cultural History

- The Caribbean’s Cultural History Columbus’ discovery in 1492 set off a chain of events in the emergence of the Caribbean society, as Knight states in his book The Caribbean. "The first voyage of Columbus in 1492 fortuitously discovered a whole new world and set in motion a chain of events whose profound consequences gave new directions to the histories of Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Asia. It was the voyages of Columbus and those who followed him that brought the Americas into the consciousness of the Europeans"(Knight 28)....   [tags: Culture Caribbean History Racism Race Essays]

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The Social Impact of Slavery on the Caribbean Society

- The Social Impact of Slavery on the Caribbean Society In order for us to understand the Caribbean, we must acknowledge the tremendous social impact slavery placed upon the islands. We must not only consider the practice of slavery dating back to the indigenous peoples, but from what the introduction of the African slave trade did to the islands economically as well as culturally. In this paper let me reflect on slavery in the Caribbean not from an economical standpoint but, from the racial or what Knight calls ‘complextional mutations’ its social impact on society....   [tags: Caribbean History Slave Slavery Essays]

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The Caribbean

- The Caribbean region extends from Barbados in the East, Trinidad and Tobago in the South, to the Bahamas in the North and Cuba in the West (Edwards, 2013, Unit 10 ). A rich cultural heritage is one of the regions most prized possessions, dear to the heart of its people. Merriam-Webster(2013) defines culture as “the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time” Diverse cultural components of music, dance, the arts, literature, languages, and religious practices do exist....   [tags: language, culture, heritage, religion, music]

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Beyond Slavery : The Multilayered Legacy Of Africans Latin America And The Caribbean

- Darien Wellman Topics in Latin American History Dr. Nadel October 5, 2015 Davis, Darien J. Beyond Slavery: The Multilayered Legacy of Africans in Latin America and The Caribbean. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007. In the book Beyond Slavery: The Multilayered Legacy of Africans in Latin America and The Caribbean, editor Darien Davis, primarily examines the history of Africans in Latin America between the 1700s and the 1800s.The four readings, deal with “independence, freedom, and national identity and emphasize the place and role of freed and enslaved blacks in the revolutionary wars of independence, republicanism, and the periods of national consolidation” (Davis, 3)....   [tags: Slavery, Atlantic slave trade, Haiti, Caribbean]

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Caribbean Slavery

- Caribbean Slavery Starting in the seventeenth century, the European colonization of the Caribbean changed drastically as exploration gave way to exploitation. As the great wealth that the Caribbean held became more evident to the European colonizers, a rush of profit hunters stormed the area and flooded it with slavery. The massive introduction of slavery as the major form of labor organization in the Caribbean changed social organization radically. The plantation system thrived and expanded through the following years (centuries), and the Caribbean became the focus of American slave centers, "The planters of the Caribbean bought about sixty percent of all the slaves sold to the Americas be...   [tags: Caribbean History Slave Essays]

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Caribbean Society

- Caribbean Society An Essay on the Culture of Incarceration A suggestion was made, in the context of the classroom setting that an interesting assignment would be to question shoppers at a suburban mall about slavery in the Caribbean and to capture the responses on videotape. An initial thought in response to this suggestion was to wonder just how one would go about eliciting any sort of meaningful response from a likely ill-informed and possibly disinterested group of consumers in central Connecticut on this subject....   [tags: Plantations Caribbean History Essays]

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Cruise, The, And The Caribbean

- WOOSTER — When not in a cruiser, Matt Cruise likes to, well, cruise. The veteran Wooster police officer likes to head south for vacations, and he eyes two destinations: St. Augustine, Fla., and the Caribbean. Cruise and his wife, Tammy, went on their first cruise about eight years ago. Their neighbors were looking for something to do on vacation and decided to go on a cruise. So, a small group went to the western Caribbean out of Port Canaveral, Fla., and “We just loved it. We kept booking (cruises), and we went with other couples....   [tags: Police, Constable, Sheriff, Love]

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History of the Caribbean

- Vacation has always been a way for people to escape the humdrum activities of everyday life. It is a way to escape from the real world and have a few days with nothing to worry about other than what to do. For some people, the idea of vacation is going somewhere warm and intriguing, a place that could keep a person entertained and captivated for days. For a lot of people, this place could be the islands of the Caribbean. The Caribbean is a place of wonder and draws thousands of people to it every year because of its diverse history and culture....   [tags: Travel]

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Music in the Caribbean

- Music is “The art of arranging sounds in time so as to produce a continuous, unified, and evocative composition, as through melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre” ( Farlex, Inc 2013). Caribbean music has its own unique history, is very diverse with each island having its own unique genre of music. With so many different types of music out there and different performing artists these artists are looking for ways to make money by becoming popular. Music in the Caribbean was first developed by the Neo Indians around 1600 the Neo Indians died taken their culture and music....   [tags: Development, Genres, Effects]

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Expansion of the Caribbean

- During the period of 1640-1690 the expansion of the Caribbean “economy, was made possible by the expansion of the European colonisation over the Atlantic. However Africans were captured for slave trade to sustain the development of sugar industry, through slave labour to produce sugarcane.” (Grouchier & Walton, 1629: 418-420). The scramble for Africa brought about gender inequality within the African society, the European invasion in the Atlantic introduced some political conflicts regarding the demand for economic control and to take over the Atlantic....   [tags: Economy, European Colonization, Atlantic]

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Calypso in the Caribbean

- Pansy ENG 401 Dr. Champagne December 11, 2013 Calypso in the Caribbean “She say she don’t like bamboo/but she don’t mind meh cane/She say cane juice real sweet/it does reach to she brain” are song lyrics from the calypso song “Sweet Cane Juice” sung in Roger McTair’s short story, “Visiting”. According to Britannica Encyclopedia, calypso is “a type of folk song primarily from Trinidad though sung elsewhere in the southern and eastern Caribbean islands. The subject of a calypso text, usually witty and satiric, is a local and topical event of political and social import, and the tone is one of allusion, mockery, and double entendre”....   [tags: music, Roger McTair, Visiting, Trinidad and Tobago]

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The Caribbean Culture

- The Caribbean culture has a special showcase when it comes to expressing the masculine and feminine aspect of its living society. This paper will be able to introduce the argument of dealing with males and females in a masculine and feminine environment surrounded by the Caribbean culture and lifestyle. The first notion will speak about the author, Julia Alvarez, in turn how she is able to express the feminine aspect of four girls focused on her novel, How the García Girls Lost Their Accents. The second notion will be showcasing the author, Junot Díaz, and his compilations of stories in the work of a novel called Drown to prove that even in the Caribbean culture, it is a hard task to prove t...   [tags: males, females, lifestyles]

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Are We Doing Enough For The Caribbean?

- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) sprang forth with some of its many purposes of subsistence being: to facilitate the fostering of beneficial associations among member states and in doing so, assist in achieving economic growth and development, as well as promoting economic and political integration among member states thereby vastly extending the region’s sphere of influence. Nevertheless, a circumspect examination of the OECS member states inadvertently reveals that in spite of our rich combined cultural heritage and abundant natural resources, we as a collective group are not doing enough to promote sustainable use of our local products and natural resources and thus, we...   [tags: Technology, Tourism, Natural Resources]

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Are We Doing enough For The Caribbean?

- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), sprang forth with some of its many purposes of subsistence being: to facilitate the fostering of beneficial associations among member states and in doing so, assist in achieving economic growth and development, as well as promoting economic and political integration among member states thereby vastly extending the region’s sphere of influence. Nevertheless, a circumspect examination of the OECS member states inadvertently reveals that in spite of our rich combined cultural heritage and abundant natural resources, we as a collective group are not doing enough to promote sustainable use of our local products and natural resources and thus, w...   [tags: Tourism, Natural Resources, Financial Crisis]

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Slavery in West Africa and the Caribbean

- Many people around the world believe that slavery was only held in North America with Africans being the only type to face punishment. This widely spread stereotype is actually false. The Caribbean and West Africa were large affected by the transatlantic slave trade in 1450 to1750. While wrong and immoral, the slavery in both places have similarities and differences. 
 The Caribbean was one of the worst slave trading operations in the world. European ships sailed from Africa, where they picked up slaves, to the Caribbean....   [tags: Labor, Europeans, Cruelty]

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The Effects Of Climate Change On The Caribbean

- The Caribbean region is made up of a large variety of small islands, which means that global warming, or climate change, has a big effect on the Caribbean. Their biggest problem that they face with climate change is rising sea level and melting glaciers. The sea level rises and the glaciers melt because of the carbon dioxide in the air. The sea level rises to about 10-20 cm in a century. This is a major problem for the Caribbean because it leads to flooding. A huge variety of people are at risk because flooding is a normal occurrence and the islands lie so low that the sea level takes over and floods houses or important buildings; the region is constantly being damaged....   [tags: Incandescent light bulb, Fluorescent lamp, Water]

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Adult Education for the Caribbean People

- The Caribbean people have emerged from the experience of slavery with lots of baggage along the way. One such baggage was in the form of barriers to education. The history of adult education stems way back in the colonial days of the 1700s where slaves experienced their first taste of adult education through the apprenticeship system. With this system, slaves were apprenticed to masters who taught them art or a trade which was also inclusive of reading and writing. (History of Adult Education, n.d.)....   [tags: changing schooling culture after slavery]

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Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean

- Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean It is well known fact that poverty is an ongoing battle in Latin America and The Caribbean. According to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean 167 million people live in poverty in the region (ECLAC). But another 66 million people will be living under extreme poverty (ECLAC). Although reports a gearing towards a decline in poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean these numbers are still grand. Many factors play into this situation....   [tags: globalization, economic problems]

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Impact of Tourism in the Caribbean

- According to the ‘World Tourism Organization’ (UNWTO), the tourism industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world, as it is estimated that by the year 2020, 7.8 billion people (roughly a quarter of the world’s population) will embark on a foreign trip (Bennett & Gebhardt 15). The Caribbean is said to be the most economically dependent on this industry, as the ‘Caribbean Tourism Organisation’ states that the industry forms the “economic backbone of most countries in the Region”(“Caribbean Tourism Industry” 1), implications for what tourism’s affect on the region have arisen and have prompted further research into matter....   [tags: social, cultural, environmental impact]

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The Black American And Caribbean Family

- For centuries to come the notion may persist that men of African descent and in particular, the fathers are nonexistent within the Afro American/Caribbean family. It is believed that men of African descent are not present in the children’s lives. For some of us this may be our reality, but slightly skewed to paint a negative image of the men in these communities. However, for us to understand why this has infiltrated our culture and way of thinking, we must examine the creators of this culture and way of thinking....   [tags: Slavery, African American, Family, Black people]

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French Influence on the Caribbean

- “We have seen the world through the filter of western values, and our foundation was “exoticized” by the French vision we had to adopt”. (p. 13; Callalo)”. The influence that the French had on the Caribbean islands had a negative persona of themselves the Caribbean people lost sight of their identity as an island. French Caribbean writing is the inscription of identity on the walls of history, and the meaning may be buried within the text but psychological demeanor of the writings expose divisions between being westernized and heritage that was over shadowed....   [tags: Literature, Education, Culture]

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The Caribbean Current Political System

- The Political System Among the many hindrances to sustainable innovation in the Caribbean is the political system (The Westminster model) adopted by Caribbean territories. This model has not demonstrated any hope of sustained innovation, and has not been effective in harnessing cohesiveness in the Caribbean region. Arguably, the disruptive nature of this system is not conducive to long term planning which is essential for innovation. The model has flaws in the dispensation of the administration with respect to continuity of policies which end in one term and continue in the next....   [tags: integration, west india comission]

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Spanish Colonization and Trinidad and Caribbean

- IMPACT OF SPANISH COLONIZATION ON THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF TRINIDAD AND WIDER CARIBBEAN Pre- History before the European’s Three (3) major Amerindian indigenous people lived in the Caribbean before the European discovered many of the Caribbean islands. These groups were the Island Caribs and Galibi who resided in the Windward Islands, the Taino who resided in The Bahamas, Leeward Islands and Greater Antilles, the Ciboney who resided in Western Cuba. Trinidad was inhabited by both Carib speaking and Arawak speaking groups, while the Tainos was divided into three (3) different types namely the Classic Tainos who lived in Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, the Western Tainos who lived in Cuba, Jamaica...   [tags: Impact, Indigenous People, Spain]

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Christopher Columbus and The Caribbean Region

- “Tell me, what do you see?” asked Columbus, shooting a glance out of a window. Sánchez pausing to look then answered, “I see rooftops, I see palaces, I see towers, I see spires that reach... to the sky. I see civilisation!” Many people largely believe that Christopher Columbus was the first to discover the Americas in 1492. However, from a Eurocentric point of view, a white race of Europeans known as the Vikings or the Norsemen which means ‘people of the north’ discovered the Americas in 1000 AD long before Columbus in 1492....   [tags: Sánchez, vikings]

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Institutionalized Education in the Caribbean

- According to Jules (2010), “We are at a historical juncture in the Caribbean when we must take careful stock of where we are, where we seek to go and how we intend to get there.” In light of changes in the global economy, technology and society, I believe it is necessary to reevaluate our educational aims in order to meet the needs of contemporary Caribbean society. Jules (2010) is of the opinion that in order to meet these modern challenges the Caribbean needs to employ effective measures within the education system which will meet the present needs of society....   [tags: Culture, Heritage, Learning]

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The Slave Revolution in the Caribbean

- The Slave Revolution in the Caribbean Colonists in the eighteenth century created plantations that produced goods such as tobacco, cotton, indigo, and more importantly, sugar. These plantations required forced labor, and thus slaves were shipped from Africa to the new world. “The Caribbean was a major plantation that was a big source of Europe’s sugar, and increasing economic expansion. The French had many colonies, including its most prize possession Saint- Domingue (Haiti).” Life on the plantations of Saint- Domingue was very brutal and most of the salves who survived the journey to the New World died within a few years of th...   [tags: World History]

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Cultural Diversity At A Caribbean Island

- Introduction The following writing consists of my reflexion on a course that has meant a lot for me. This course was a cultural diversity class that changed the perspective I saw the different people and cultures that live in the United States. As a future psychologist, the experience of the course of cultural diversity will be of substantial help. This is because this course helped me learn important lessons about socialization between multiple nationalities. Coming from a Caribbean Island, I always wanted to visit the United States, but there are not many different people or cultures where I am from....   [tags: Culture, Sociology, Race, Psychology]

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Top 10 Caribbean Beaches

- Top 10 Caribbean Beaches A vacation to the Caribbean gives you the opportunity to experience some of the world's most exquisite beaches. Just about every island of the Caribbean Sea will offer beaches that astound the senses; with a crystalline blue surf, snow-white sand and gently swaying palms. To help you decide where to travel and more importantly what beach to select, here is a list of the top ten beaches in the Caribbean: 1. Palm Beach (Aruba) -- The utopian beach scene with brilliant white sand awaits you in Aruba's Palm Beach....   [tags: classification]

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Information on Caribbean Bachata

- Canciones de arargue, or songs of bitterness – was the original name for the creolized form Bachata. Many closely associate Bachata with the other Caribbean styles of the African diaspora such as merengue and son. In Intro to Music Cultures of the World we were tasked with attending a world music concert. I chose to attend a Bachata concert because I already had an interest in Caribbean music. The concert was not as I had expected, but was rather intriguing and thoroughly enjoyable. In this report I hope to analyze Bachata’s roots, report on its concert style, and compare it to another piece in the genre....   [tags: Origin, Concert Features]

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Colonialism in the Caribbean

- Colonialism in the Caribbean Although Michelle Cliff, Antonio Benitez- Rojo, and Sidney Mintz all discuss the Caribbean in their writings they all have very distinct perspectives. In his writing, The Caribbean as a Socio-cultural Area, Sidney Mintz discusses the Caribbean from a historical standpoint in which he characterizes it as a socially united, rather than a culturally united one. Antonio Benitez- Rojo tries to explain the distinct cultures of the Caribbean with a combination of historical and personal knowledge , in his writing of The Repeating Island....   [tags: Socio-Cultural Areas History Culture Essays]

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The Caribbean and Crime

- Article Abstract The Caribbean may be a great place to vacation, but is it safe. The Caribbean is known for its relaxed atmosphere and beautiful landscape, but countries in the region are poor and getting poorer and becoming increasingly unsafe. The region “depends for its livelihood on entertaining people who want carefree holidays to escape the harsh realities of life” (Canute, 2002). Because of “poverty, inequality, and social marginalization” (Canute, 2002) countries in the Caribbean are subject to massive crime that affects their economies....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Slavery and the Caribbean

- Slavery and the Caribbean Europeans came into contact with the Caribbean after Columbus's momentous journeys in 1492, 1496 and 1498. The desire for expansion and trade led to the settlement of the colonies. The indigenous peoples, according to our sources mostly peaceful Tainos and warlike Caribs, proved to be unsuitable for slave labour in the newly formed plantations, and they were quickly and brutally decimated. The descendants of this once thriving community can now only be found in Guiana and Trinidad....   [tags: Slavery Essays]

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Education in the Caribbean

- Education in the Caribbean According to Emille Durkheim, “Education is the acquisition of knowledge and the learning of skills. It often helps to shape beliefs and moral values.” Education is one of the very tools through which social change and transformation can be achieved. Education, and in particular the teaching of history provides a link between the student and society and also a sense of belonging. The teaching of history helps to shape an individual’s belief’s and values of what was taught and passed on through generations....   [tags: Papers]

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Slavery in the Caribbean

- Slavery in the Caribbean Caribbean Slavery gave planters and elite in the Caribbean the right to abuse a human by requiring ridiculously long hours of work on the fields and not providing enough nutrition. The article by Kiple and Kiple reviews the state of malnutrition among the slaves and the findings are atrocious. Slaves were lacking basic nutrients such as calcium, fats, and various vitamins. Kiple and Kiple, regardless of these facts, state that according to 18 and 19th century standards, these diets were not poor....   [tags: Slavery Essays]

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Caribbean Women

- Although the Caribbean can boast that in its short history as independent states, women have been able to break the glass ceiling and rise to the highest levels, including the office of the Prime Minister, and despite laws which protect the rights of women, inequality between men and women remains widespread and deep rooted in many cultural practices and traditions. Like other women in developing countries, Caribbean women face though choices every day,- choices where cultural tradition often conflict with their human rights....   [tags: Women's Rights ]

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Lost In Translation - Literature and Language of the Caribbean

- The Caribbean features literature from English, French, Dutch, Spanish, and also fusions of fragments of those languages forming a dialect or sometimes a new creole language emerges. The experiences of the islands are similar, but not identical. Therefore the women and men had difference experiences and so authors will have different themes in their literature. Some may be more focused on the social aspects of the country, some political, and others try to convey the personal triumphs and hardships of the individuals that inhabit the Caribbean space....   [tags: authors, anglo, islands]

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One of the Largest Islands in the Caribbean: Jamaica

- ... Also, Bauxite and alumina are some of the biggest mining resources. Over 12 million tons of Bauxite and 3 million tons of alumina are produced annually. Some of the other minerals mined include copper, limestone, lead, zinc, and iron. Tourism is another big money maker for Jamaica with over 1 million visitors each year. Jamaica’s currency is known as the Jamaican dollar. Up to the late 1960's, the Jamaican dollar was worth more than the US dollar. However this is not the case today, it takes about 109 Jamaican dollars to equal one US dollar....   [tags: history, culture, Sean Paul, Bob Marley]

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U.S. Anti-Piracy Actions in the Caribbean

- At the end of the Napoleonic Wars, the Haitian Revolution and the Latin American War of Independence, the 1823 United States Gazette estimated that almost 3,000 attacks had been made on merchant ships by pirates inhabiting the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. Piracy in this region not only contributed to financial loss but frequently, murder and torture were seen as well. The 1820s was comprised of a resurge of pirates who had not been seen since the days of Blackbeard and Bartholomew Roberts in the previous century....   [tags: napoleonic wars, haitian revolution]

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Reforest the Caribbean

- Choosing to sponsor a community based reforestation project on a large Caribbean Island would yield the most satisfying returns in terms of biodiversity, sustainability, and the goals of the project. Allowing the community to become involved in the project will make them feel invested in their environment and will help produce an environmentally healthy awareness amongst the islanders. Though restoring a lake habitat in New York has its merits, the Caribbean project will be a better investment of the organization’s money....   [tags: essays research papers]

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