Best Dominica Caribbean & West Indies History Books
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1. 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.
2. Rewire Your Brain: The Secrets to Overcome Negativity, How to Change your Mind and Your Life Habits. Discover the Power of Positive Thinking and Develop Mental Toughness for Success in Your Life.
Author: by Richard Kim
Published at: Independently published (November 27, 2019)
Would you like to have unlimited confidence, a positive mindset, and a willingness to do anything anytime? Maybe you feel like you are surrounded by negativity and forced to be negative yourself? Or maybe, you would like to discover the best possible way to change your life habits and achieve a healthy and long life?
If your answer is Yes to at least one of the questions then keep readingREWIRE YOUR BRAINthe name of our book and also our ultimate goal we want you to achieve after reading it. It is a complete step-by-step guide towards a positive, healthy, and successful life.
While reading this book we want you to take every single detail from it and apply it to your everyday life. Every secret and technique we explain in this book has its reason, and if you are going to put everything together, there is a great chance for you to succeed with it.
Let’s take a look at a few things you will find in this book:The crucial psychology behind changing your lifeThe Law of Attraction (complete guide)How to Rewire Your BrainHow to program your subconscious mindAnd many, many moreIt’s action time now.
3. Magic Mushrooms: The Psilocybin Mushroom Bible – A Guide to Cultivation and Safe Use
Author: by Hank Bryant
Published at: Independently published (April 21, 2019)
GROW YOUR OWN MAGIC MUSHROOMS AT HOMEThe Psilocybin Mushroom Bible is for anyone who wants to understand the basics of magic mushrooms, their safe use and ways to cultivate them quickly, safely, and effectively at home. This book will guide you through different methods of cultivating psilocybin mushrooms and provide you with detailed step-by-step instructions on how to create your first flush at home.
The author outlines different ways to grow magic mushrooms to fit everyone’s needs, from basic growing teks, such as the PF tek and Psilly Simon’s Method, ideally suited for the beginner, to more advanced techniques such as working with agar and grain.
Whatever your level of experience is, this book is the right companion on your psychedelic journey. In detail, this book allows you to Get a comprehensive overview of magic mushrooms and feel comfortable to start your own mushroom experience Learn everything about the biology of the psilocybin mushroom Get to know the most common psilocybin species and be able to identify them Discover some facts and figures about the magic of mushrooms that you’ll have never heard before!
4. Knitting Patterns For Beginners: 20+ Easy and Relaxing Projects to Learn How to Knit Even While Watching TV | Your Essential Illustrated Guide to Creating Unique Handmade Garments Effortlessly
Author: by Sarah Afghan
Published at: Independently published (January 23, 2021)
Would you like to discover a relaxing hobby that can keep your brain sharp while allowing you to create awesome handmade projects for you or your loved ones? Then I’m sure you will love knitting! Many people tend to think that knitting it’s a really complex hobby, that takes a lot of time to learn and perfect, but the reality is that if you have the right instructions and advice you can start crafting awesome creations even if you never had any experience before.
This beginner-friendly guide is specially written to make you able to create a final product even if you never took a step in the knitting world. This guide will teach you:The History of Knitting, so you can be amazed by knowing when this awesome art was invented, and how did it get handed down from the 5th century until the modern daysWhat are all the Supplies and Tools you will need, to have everything set up and ready to start creating your first projectHow to choose the right Yarn, so you can always be sure that you are using the proper material to always achieve the best resultsThe best Tips and Tricks to get started with your knitting project, in order to know the best ways to begin your project without any issueEverything you need to know about Knitting Stitches and Knitting Patterns, so you can easily have the ability and knowledge to start creating any kind of knitting project you can think ofHow to Avoid the Most Common Mistakes that beginners often do, so you will not waste your time or redo a project from zero due to these simply avoidable errors& Much More!
5. 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.
6. In the Forests of Freedom: The Fighting Maroons of Dominica
Author: by Lennox Honychurch
Published at: Papillote Press; 2nd Revised edition (July 31, 2017)
In this detailed and brilliantly researched book the Dominican historian Lennox Honychurch tells the enthralling and untold story of how the Maroons – escaped slaves – of the Caribbean isalnd of Dominica challenged the colonial powers in a heroic struggle to create a free and self-sufficient society.
“The brave people who held out in Dominica’s mountain wilderness for generations against the military forces of two colonial empires have had their story well told at last. Their spirits can now be at rest,” writes Adam Hochschild, author of Bury the Chains.
7. Final Passages: The Intercolonial Slave Trade of British America, 1619-1807 (Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press)
Author: by Gregory E. O'Malley
Published at: University of North Carolina Press; Illustrated edition (August 1, 2016)
This work explores a neglected aspect of the forced migration of African laborers to the Americas. Hundreds of thousands of captive Africans continued their journeys after the Middle Passage across the Atlantic. Colonial merchants purchased and then transshipped many of these captives to other colonies for resale.
Not only did this trade increase death rates and the social and cultural isolation of Africans; it also fed the expansion of British slavery and trafficking of captives to foreign empires, contributing to Britain’s preeminence in the transatlantic slave trade by the mid-eighteenth century.
The pursuit of profits from exploiting enslaved people as commodities facilitated exchanges across borders, loosening mercantile restrictions and expanding capitalist networks. Drawing on a database of over seven thousand intercolonial slave trading voyages compiled from port records, newspapers, and merchant accounts, O’Malley identifies and quantifies the major routes of this intercolonial slave trade.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Empath: A Simple Cbt Guide For a Journey of Self-Care For The Highly Sensitive Person to Overcome Fear, Depression and Anxiety in Relationship. (Empath Healing)
Author: by Courtney Evans
Published at: Independently published (August 1, 2020)
Anxiety, depression, fear and constant worry do not allow you to live fulfilling relationships? Have you heard about the wonders of cognitive behavioral therapy and now are looking for effective strategies to successfully implement it into your life? If you have answered “yes” to at least one of these questions, then this book is for you…
Feeling other people’s emotions or sensations by experiencing them in your own body is an innate gift. Not only do you know exactly what another person is feeling, but you get to feel the emotions inside your own skin; exactly as if they were your own.
This is one side of the coin, but the other side hides insidious discomfort. Feeling the mental and physical symptoms that come with others emotions can be dramatically toxic if not treated properly. Our sensitivity can transmit anxiety, depression, panic attacks and more…
The journey to discover your identity and your capacity to maximize your abilities is hard and full of obstacles. People around you know how to be malicious and this can reduce you to the mercy of your emotions. It feels like being sensitive among the insensitive.
11. 2021-2025 Monthly Planner 5 Years – Make Each Day Count: Five Year Monthly Planner 2021-2025 with Goals | 60 Months Calendar | Organizer & Business … – Elegant Gold & Black Cover – Lovely Gift
Author: by Half-Decade Planners
Published at: Independently published (December 2, 2020)
New Improved Planner Interior with Yearly / Monthly Goals and Motivational quotes *2021-2025 Five Year Monthly Calendar PlannerAre you looking for Great Gift for yourself or for your Loved Ones? This Five years planner is the perfect way to organize your daily life or to record your thoughts, funny, inspiring moments in your life for the next Five Years!
With this 60-months planner, you will be able to keep track of all your events in a single planner. No need to have a several one-year planners. This planner contains 150 Pages ready to be filled with your memorable events & moments.
(Belongs to page + 60 months calendar with holidays + Contact information + Birthday log + Password log + Notes). This planner can be used for personal, work, to do list, school, small diary for note of the day and all purposes. Planner Details: Each month per two pages spread with unruled daily blocks and Notes section to provide enough space for writing your events and thoughts Yearly Goals pages with deadlines and steps to take in order to set up your goals and achieve them for next five years Monthly notes and main goals spaces to write down all your aims and thought for each month Extra lined pages for notes at the end of the planner.
12. Quarantine Coloring Book For Adults: Butterfly and Flowers in 50 Stress Relieving Designs (Easter Gift Idea for Women and Teens)
Author: by Paper Panda Press
Published at: Independently published (April 20, 2020)
A Memorable Gift in the Time of Quarantine! Own a coloring book in these most historic days of our lives, let the beautiful colors calm you as you dive into the blissful beauty of nature… 50 Blooming Designs. Extra large pictures to color and enjoy, all beautifully illustrated, and no repetition!
Wide and Generous Pages.With 8.5 x 11 in (21.59 x 27. 94 cm) large space to express your creativity and melt away stress. Single-sided Sheets. Grey backed pages printed on acid-free interior paper stock in premium quality softbound coverFilled with inspiring quotes and memorable phrases to make you laugh when you look back years from now…
It’s a historic art journal you will surely treasure! Order your copies and gift your loved ones today! This year 2021, send your love and blessings by giving colouring books to a family member who is currently in quarantine, to a friend who lives in a retirement home, or to a healthcare staff who deserves to be appreciated.
Give the gift of creativity and relaxation today!
13. Maroon Nation: A History of Revolutionary Haiti (Yale Agrarian Studies Series)
Author: by Johnhenry Gonzalez
Published at: Yale University Press; Illustrated edition (June 25, 2019)
A new history of postRevolutionary Haiti, and the society that emerged in the aftermath of the world’s most successful slave revolution Haiti is widely recognized as the only state born out of a successful slave revolt, but the country’s early history remains scarcely understood.
In this deeply researched and original volume, Johnhenry Gonzalez weaves a history of early independent Haiti focused on crop production, land reform, and the unauthorized rural settlements devised by former slaves of the colonial plantation system. Analyzing the country’s turbulent transition from the most profitable and exploitative slave colony of the eighteenth century to a relatively free society of small farmers, Gonzalez narrates the origins of institutions such as informal open-air marketplaces and rural agrarian compounds known as lakou.
Drawing on seldom studied primary sources to contribute to a growing body of early Haitian scholarship, he argues that Haiti’s legacy of runaway communities and land conflict was as formative as the Haitian Revolution in developing the country’s characteristic agrarian, mercantile, and religious institutions.
Bayou Of Pigs
Author: by Stewart Bell
Published at: HarperCollins Publishers; Reprint edition (March 25, 2014)
In 1981, a small but heavily armed force of misfits from Canada and the United States set off on a preposterous mission: invade an impoverished Caribbean country, overthrow its government in a coup d’etat, install a puppet prime minister and transform the island into a crooks’ paradise.
Their leader was a Texas soldier of fortune named Mike Perdue. His lieutenant was a Canadian Nazi named Wolfgang Droege. Their destination: Dominica. For two years, they recruited fighting men, wooed investors, stockpiled weapons and forged links with the mob, leftist revolutionaries and militant Rastafarians.
They called their invasion Operation Red Dog, and they were going to make millions. All that stood in their way were two federal agents from New Orleans on the biggest case of their lives. Set in the Caribbean, Canada and the American South at the end of the Cold War, and based on hundreds of pages of declassified U.S.
Government documents, as well as exclusive interviews with those involved, Bayou of Pigs tells the true story of Canadian and American men who tried to steal a tropical paradise.
15. Merengue : Dominican Music and Dominican Identity
Author: by Paul Austerlitz
Published at: Temple University Press; PAP/COM edition (January 22, 1997)
Merengue is a quintessential Dominican dance music. This work aims to unravel the African and Iberian roots of merengue. It examines the historical and contemporary contexts in which merengue is performed and danced, its symbolic significance, its social functions, and its musical and choreographic structures.