Best Trinidad & Tobago History Books
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1. Kindergarten Social Studies: Daily Practice Workbook | 20 Weeks of Fun Activities | History | Civic and Government | Geography | Economics | + Video … Each Question (Social Studies by ArgoPrep)
Author: by ArgoPrep
Published at: Argo Brothers (January 17, 2021)
Social Studies Daily Practice Workbook by ArgoPrep allows students to build foundational skills and review concepts. Our workbooks explore social studies topics in-depth with ArgoPrep’s 5 E’s to build social studies mastery. Our workbooks offer students 20 weeks of practice of various social studies skills required for kindergarten including History, Civics and Government, Geography, and Economics.
Students will explore science topics in-depth with ArgoPrep’s 5 E’S to build social studies mastery. Engaging with the topic: Read a short text on the topic and answer multiple-choice questions. Exploring the topic: Interact with the topic on a deeper level by collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data.
Explaining the topic: Make sense of the topic by explaining and beginning to draw conclusions about the data. Experimenting with the topic: Investigate the topic through hands-on, easy to implement experiments. Elaborating on the topic: Reflect on the topic and use all information learned to draw conclusions and evaluate results.
2. Conquistador Voices: The Spanish Conquest of the Americas as Recounted Largely by the Participants
Author: by Kevin H Siepel
Published at: Spruce Tree Press; 1st edition (October 12, 2015)
The Spanish Conquest: What Really Happened? If you’re a person who likes to learn the messy details of events likely sanitized in your schoolbooks, Conquistador Voices may be for you. You’re likely to find this book not only informative but easy to read, because Conquistador Voices is built around first-person narrativesthe kind of thing that usually holds our attention.
Think of it as a film documentary in written form, one that tells an important story in 500-year-old sound bites and narrative, and that does so in a way that informs without moralizing. In this two-volume set you’ll find neither a defense of the conquistadors nor a politically correct polemic against them.
What you will find is a one-stop, five-part layman’s summary of the Conquest, one that delves dispassionately into persons and events we still talk about today. To see who’s covered in each volume, click on the volume’s cover image and then Look Inside.
If you like what you see, order a copy for yourself or other history buff today.
3. Provisions: The Roots of Caribbean Cooking — 150 Vegetarian Recipes
Author: by Michelle Rousseau
Published at: Da Capo Lifelong Books; Illustrated edition (October 30, 2018)
A lush, modern vegetarian cookbook celebrating the bold flavors and unique ingredients of the Caribbean In Provisions, Michelle and Suzanne Rousseau share 150 recipes that pay homage to the meals and market produce that have been farmed, sold, and prepared by Caribbean people – particularly the women – for centuries.
Caribbean food is often thought of as rustic and unrefined, but these vibrant vegetarian dishes will change the way we think about this diverse, exciting, and nourishing cuisine. The pages are spiced with the sisters’ fond food memories and fascinating glimpses of the islands’ histories, bringing the region’s culinary past together with creative recipes that represent the best of Caribbean food today.
With a modern twist on traditional island ingredients and flavors, Provisions reinvents classic dishes and presents innovative new favorites, like Ripe Plantain Gratin, Ackee Tacos with Island Guacamole, Haitian Riz Djon Djon Risotto, Oven-Roasted Pumpkin Flatbread, and Caramelized Fennel and Grilled Green Guava with Mint.
4. DK Eyewitness Caribbean (Travel Guide)
Author: by DK Eyewitness
Published at: DK Eyewitness Travel; Illustrated edition (December 17, 2019)
Escape to islands infused with vivacious culture. Whether you want to join the world’s biggest street party in Trinidad, cruise around the Virgin Islands or admire Havana’s yesteryear architecture, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that the Caribbean has to offer.
The Caribbean conjures up images of white-sand beaches shaded by palms and lapped by crystal seas. But these immensely varied islands offer so much more – from rainforest hikes to colonial-era sights, creole flavours to reggae rhythms. Our regularly updated guide brings the Caribbean to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights and advice, detailed information on all the must-see sights, inspiring photography, and our trademark illustrations.
You’ll discover: – our pick of the Caribbean’s must-sees, top experiences, and hidden gems- the best spots to eat, drink, shop and stay – detailed maps and walks which make navigating the region easy- easy-to-follow itineraries- expert advice: get ready, get around, and stay safe- color-coded chapters to every part of the Caribbean, from Cuba to the Cayman Islands, Jamaica to Barbados- our new lightweight format, so you can take it with you wherever you goJust visiting Cuba?
5. What's the Best Trivia Book: Fun Trivia Games with 4,000 Questions and Answers
Author: by Louis Richards
Published at: Independently published (May 6, 2020)
4,000 Trivia Questions in 12 Different Categories What’s the best trivia book is the ultimate book to become trivia champion! If you want to host a trivia game, or simply want to stump your friends and family with fun trivia questions this book is the right companion.
The best trivia book provides you with 4,000 questions and answers across 12 different categories such as Geography, Entertainment, History, Sports, Nature & Science, Movies, Music, People & Places, Art & Literature, Animals, Religion & Mythology, Holidays and Food & Drinks. The trivia games are both fun and challenging with something for all ages to enjoy.
It doesn’t matter if you are an adult, a teen or senior, there are thousands of trivia question waiting for you to be answered: What do Eric Clapton, Marilyn Monroe, and Larry Grayson all have in common? Who was Fred Flinstone’s best friend?
What does a Geiger counter measure? Which gangster died on the 25th January 1947? What was the tomato’s original name? Do you think you are prepared to take on the challenge? There’s only one way to find out You might know the correct answer!
6. History of the People of Trinidad and Tobago
Author: by Dr. Eric Williams
Published at: EWorld Inc.; Illustrated edition (December 15, 2010)
Dr. Eric Williams was Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago from 1961 until his death in 1981. He built his reputation as a historian as Professor of Political and Social Science at Howard University, before turning to active politics, founding the People’s National Movement (PNM) and leading Trinidad and Tobago to independence in 1962.
7. Secrets We Kept: Three Women of Trinidad
Author: by Krystal A. Sital
Published at: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition (February 20, 2018)
An eloquent new Caribbean literary voice reveals the hidden trauma and fierce resilience of one Trinidadian family. There, in a lush landscape of fire-petaled immortelle trees and vast plantations of coffee and cocoa, where the three hills along the southern coast act as guardians against hurricanes, Krystal A.
Sital grew up idolizing her grandfather, a wealthy Hindu landowner. Years later, to escape crime and economic stagnation on the island, the family resettled in New Jersey, where Krystal’s mother works as a nanny, and the warmth of Trinidad seems a pretty yet distant memory.
But when her grandfather lapses into a coma after a fall at home, the women he has terrorized for decades begin to speak, and a brutal past comes to light. In the lyrical patois of her mother and grandmother, Krystal learns the long-held secrets of their family’s past, and what it took for her foremothers to survive and find strength in themselves.
The relief of sharing their stories draws the three women closer, the music of their voices and care for one another easing the pain of memory. Violence, a rigid ethnic and racial caste system, and a tolerance of domestic abusethe harsh legacies of plantation slaverypermeate the history of Trinidad.
8. Deep Indigo: Lady Dorothy D'Oyly Carte and St. Yves de Verteuil in Tobago 1933-1978
Author: by Elizabeth Cadiz Topp
Published at: Elizabeth Cadiz Topp (October 23, 2020)
Daughter of an English lord, and married to the man who owned The Savoy, Lady Dorothy D’Oyly Carte enjoyed all of the privileges that wealth and position could offer in pre-war England. But then, in the 1930s, she visited Trinidad and Tobago and fell in love, both with the beauty and charm of the islands, and with the author’s great uncle, St. Yves de Verteuil.
She would spend the rest of her long life in Tobago, deeply involved in the community in which she lived. In Deep Indigo, author Elizabeth Cadiz Topp draws on family lore, historical research, and a rich imagination to breathe life into a story she first heard as a child.
Infused with joy, humour and heartbreak, it tells the story of a courageous, generous and eccentric woman who defied the society she grew up in and found her own way.
9. The Black Carib Wars: Freedom, Survival, and the Making of the Garifuna (Caribbean Studies Series)
Author: by Christopher Taylor
Published at: University Press of Mississippi/Signal Books, Ltd.; Reprint edition (May 5, 2016)
In The Black Carib Wars, Christopher Taylor offers the most thoroughly researched history of the struggle of the Garifuna people to preserve their freedom on the island of St. Vincent. Today, thousands of Garifuna people live in Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua and the United States, preserving their unique culture and speaking a language that directly descends from that spoken in the Caribbean at the time of Columbus.
All trace their origins back to St. Vincent where their ancestors were native Carib Indians and shipwrecked or runaway West African slaveshence the name by which they were known to French and British colonialists: Black Caribs. In the 1600s they encountered Europeans as adversaries and allies.
But from the early 1700s, white people, particularly the French, began to settle on St. Vincent. The treaty of Paris in 1763 handed the island to the British who wanted the Black Caribs’ land to grow sugar. Conflict was inevitable, and in a series of bloody wars punctuated by uneasy peace the Black Caribs took on the might of the British Empire.
10. An Empire Divided: The American Revolution and the British Caribbean (Early American Studies)
Author: by Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy
Published at: University of Pennsylvania Press; Illustrated edition (July 18, 2000)
There were 26not 13British colonies in America in 1776. Of these, the six colonies in the CaribbeanJamaica, Barbados, the Leeward Islands, Grenada and Tobago, St. Vincent; and Dominicawere among the wealthiest. These island colonies were closely related to the mainland by social ties and tightly connected by trade.
In a period when most British colonists in North America lived less than 200 miles inland and the major cities were all situated along the coast, the ocean often acted as a highway between islands and mainland rather than a barrier.
The plantation system of the islands was so similar to that of the southern mainland colonies that these regions had more in common with each other, some historians argue, than either had with New England. Political developments in all the colonies moved along parallel tracks, with elected assemblies in the Caribbean, like their mainland counterparts, seeking to increase their authority at the expense of colonial executives.
Yet when revolution came, the majority of the white island colonists did not side with their compatriots on the mainland. A major contribution to the history of the American Revolution, An Empire Divided traces a split in the politics of the mainland and island colonies after the Stamp Act Crisis of 1765-66, when the colonists on the islands chose not to emulate the resistance of the patriots on the mainland.
11. Freedom Roots: Histories from the Caribbean
Author: by Laurent Dubois
Published at: University of North Carolina Press (December 16, 2019)
To tell the history of the Caribbean is to tell the history of the world,” write Laurent Dubois and Richard Lee Turits. In this powerful and expansive story of the vast archipelago, Dubois and Turits chronicle how the Caribbean has been at the heart of modern contests between slavery and freedom, racism and equality, and empire and independence.
From the emergence of racial slavery and European colonialism in the early sixteenth century to U.S. Annexations and military occupations in the twentieth, systems of exploitation and imperial control have haunted the region. Yet the Caribbean is also where empires have been overthrown, slavery was first defeated, and the most dramatic revolutions triumphed.
Caribbean peoples have never stopped imagining and pursuing new forms of liberty. Dubois and Turits reveal how the region’s most vital transformations have been ignited in the conflicts over competing visions of land. While the powerful sought a Caribbean awash in plantations for the benefit of the few, countless others anchored their quest for freedom in small-farming and counter-plantation economies, at times succeeding against all odds.
12. The Loss of El Dorado: A Colonial History
Author: by V. S. Naipaul
Published at: Vintage (April 8, 2003)
The history of Trinidad begins with a delusion: the belief that somewhere nearby on the South American mainland lay El Dorado, the mythical kingdom of gold. In this extraordinary and often gripping book, V.S. Naipaulhimself a native of Trinidadshows how that delusion drew a small island into the vortex of world events, making it the object of Spanish and English colonial designs and a mecca for treasure-seekers, slave-traders, and revolutionaries.
Amid massacres and poisonings, plunder and multinational intrigue, two themes emerge: the grinding down of the Aborigines during the long rivalries of the El Dorado quest and, two hundred years later, the man-made horror of slavery. An accumulation of casual, awful detail takes us as close as we can get to day-to-day life in the slave colony, where, in spite of various titles of nobility, only an opportunistic, near-lawless community exists, always fearful of slave suicide or poison, of African sorcery and revolt.
Naipaul tells this labyrinthine story with assurance, withering irony, and lively sympathy. The result is historical writing at its highest level.
13. Carnival: Culture in Action – The Trinidad Experience (Worlds of Performance)
Author: by Milla Cozart Riggio
Published at: Routledge; 1st edition (December 3, 2004)
This beautifully illustrated volume features work by leading writers and experts on carnival from around the world, and includes two stunning photo essays by acclaimed photographers Pablo Delano and Jeffrey Chock. Editor Milla Cozart Riggio presents a body of work that takes the reader on a fascinating journey exploring the various aspects of carnival – its traditions, its history, its music, its politics – and prefaces each section with an illuminating essay.
Traditional carnival theory, based mainly on the work of Mikhail Bakhtin and Victor Turner, has long defined carnival as inversive or subversive. The essays in this groundbreaking anthology collectively reverse that trend, offering a re-definition of ‘carnival’ that focuses not on the hierarchy it temporarily displaces or negates, but a one that is rooted in the actual festival event.
Carnival details its new theory in terms of a carnival that is at once representative and distinctive: The Carnival of Trinidad – the most copied yet least studied major carnival in the world.
14. C.L.R. James: The Artist As Revolutionary
Author: by Paul Buhle
Published at: Verso (January 17, 1989)
C.L.R.James is one of the twentieth century’s most remarkable individuals. As the author of the influential book The Black Jacobins, he is widely recognized as the premier scholar of slave revolt; the publication of his acute and sensitive volume Beyond a Boundaryestablished an equal reputation as a historian of sport; and his tireless political and intellectual interventions have become the hallmark of a highly creative Marxist thinker, a brilliant dialectician and the last surviving pioneer of Pan-African liberation.
James’s work has never previously been studied in its entirety. Now Paul Buhle, a longtime editorial collaborator with James, has produced a rich and informed analysis of his accomplishments. Drawing upon extensive interviews with James, his critics and his erstwhile supporters, together with many previously unpublished documents, Buhle’s book offers an appreciative and enlightening portrait of the man and his times.
The author also sheds new light on subjects ranging across Pan-Africanism, West Indian literature, British and American Marxism and the rise of third world nationalism.