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Old December 24th, 2009, 02:47 AM   #1
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Hello,

For my next paper I have to write about the colonization of the caribbean and the economic infuence the european powers have had on the caribbean till now.
So a big assignementl.
My question is does anyone know some good online sources for this paper?

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Old December 24th, 2009, 02:58 AM   #2

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You could try looking at recources that look at the history of the Spanish Empire, as they were the first European power to inflence that area. Wikipedia is always good for that. You should also look at how other nations came there also, such as the Dutch and French and what they did there. You could find good sources for them with simple google searches or library searches.
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Old December 24th, 2009, 03:07 AM   #3
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Thanks for your fast reply.
Well I've allready done that but I'm not satisfied with the size of the information.
The problem is that my teacher does not accept online sources that are not academical. I've searched on the web for several hours but only found a few sites that are suitable, but they don't contain enough information..
So if anyone knows some academical sites?
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Old December 25th, 2009, 12:23 AM   #4

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Academical? could you explain exactly what that means please?

Here are a few sites I have found for you about the colonies in the carribean...

http://www.country-studies.com/carib...ttlements.html

If you still have trouble look at this essay site for help....

http://www.megaessays.com/essay_sear...onization.html

This site is good as a last resort, but if you use the info you must put it into your own words or you could get in serious trouble. This site has many academical people posting on it, so it should not be a problem using it as a recource.

Just remember what they traded in in the carribean. Gold, animals, tabbacco, fruits, wines etc were all traded back to Europe and in return guns, clothing etc arrived back. And remember that as the 1500's ended and the 1600's began, Spain lost her power and countries like Britain gained it. As a result there were more pirates on the seas to pillage and kill which resulted in a drop in economic growth.
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I can provide only an anecdotal sidebar:

When the indigenous people of the Caribbean had been almost entirely wiped out by European-introduced diseases and the vicissitudes of slavery on some islands (e.g., Puerto Rico), the Spanish obtained new slaves among the Maya of the Yucatan Peninsula. My kids had friends in California who were nominally Puerto Rican by origin, but they (and their mother) were the spitting images of Maya I saw in Guatemala, as judged by stature and visages. So, just a note about slave labor, eradication and translocation of people.
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Academical? could you explain exactly what that means please?
It's slang for academic.
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Old December 27th, 2009, 10:32 AM   #7
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Hi Marko found these on Google book search http://books.google.co.uk/bkshp?hl=en&tab=wp
Some of the text may be missing as all the books are under copyright, but hope they are of some help.

Sugar and slavery: an economic history of the British West Indies, 1623-1775By Richard B. Sheridan
http://books.google.co.uk/books?hl=en&lr=&id=QUV98bwrqscC&oi=fnd&pg=PA1&dq=e conomic+history+of+the+west+indies&ots=JdEC4LgWJx& sig=M4SHMk5O33J-hp7TuH1ISgrtgjA#v=onepage&q=&f=false
 
The growth of the modern West Indies By Gordon K. Lewis
http://books.google.co.uk/books?hl=en&lr=&id=usGdGlstbKEC&oi=fnd&pg=PP10&dq= european+colonization+west+indies&ots=qALxnpSk3V&s ig=2I3mg8GGfyBRDYPKloiO4_4FGEY#v=onepage&q=europea n%20colonization%20west%20indies&f=false

The Modern Caribbean By Franklin W. Knight, Colin A. Palmer
http://books.google.co.uk/books?hl=en&lr=&id=w6zg5sYCHpAC&oi=fnd&pg=PA203&dq =danish++caribbean&ots=vDKSFQjWkM&sig=9ist2HM9funm Aes_TkmWwUwA9bo#v=onepage&q=danish%20%20caribbean& f=false

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Hi Marko, I thought that allow the books will give you some in-depth information, a more user friendly web site may be of help in getting an overview.

Caribbean Online - Routes to Roots, Institute of Commonwealth Studies
http://commonwealth.sas.ac.uk/carib_web/introduction.htm

Journal of Caribbean Archaeology
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/jca/current.htm

University of the West Indies outreach open campus,
http://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/bnccde/countryconferences.htm
you will have to trawl here as the papers cover 10 Caribbean Islands, much may not be of youse to you but may throw up a jewel or two.
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