By Catherine H. Sunshine, Deborah Menkart
An incredible, informative collection of essays, oral histories, poetry, fiction, analysis, interviews, primary documents, beautifully illustrated timelines and maps and interactive & interdisciplinary teaching aids on the history, politics, and culture of the Caribbean.
- The First Caribbean Peoples
- Conquest And Colonial Rule
- Winning Freedom
- Building New Nations
Includes essential background reading to understand U.S./Cuban relations and the Cuban revolution, plus:
- The Arawaks and the Caribs
- Bitter Sugar
- African Resistance to Slavery
- India to the Caribbean
- Gunboat Diplomacy
- and more.
See sample chapter: The Cuban Revolution: 1959-1962
Contributors include Howard Zinn, Jose Marti, Olaudah Equiano, and Medea Benjamin.
Publisher: Teaching for Change
Publication Date: November 1, 1991
About the Editors
Deborah Menkart is executive director of Teaching for Change, a non-profit organization working for social and economic justice by promoting equity-related teaching materials, offering professional development, and increasing parent power in schools. She is also the co-editor of Beyond Heroes and Holidays: A Practical Guide to K–12 Anti-Racist, Multicultural Education and Staff Development.
Catherine A. Sunshine
Catherine A. Sunshine is a writer, editor and translator in Washington, D.C. She edited the previous titles in the Caribbean Connections series: Puerto Rico (1990), Jamaica (1991), and Overview of Regional History (1991). She is the author of The Caribbean: Survival, Struggle and Sovereignty (EPICA/South End Press, 1985, 1988), an introduction to Caribbean history and politics.