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.
Big name contributors include Howard Zinn, Jose Marti, Olaudah Equiano, and Medea Benjamin. But like all Teaching For Change materials, it's the whole that makes this such a vital, informative, and engaging resource.
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. In her 19 years as executive director, Menkart has developed a catalog that over 40,000 educators from across the country rely on for progressive teaching materials and helped launch the school reform collaborative, DC VOICE. She is also the co-editor of Beyond Heroes and Holidays: A Practical Guide to K–12 Anti-Racist, Multicultural Education and Staff Development.
Menkart’s activism began in junior high school when she joined protests of D.C.’s “taxation without representation” and the “dresses-only” dress code for girls. During the 1970s she lived in San Diego, California, where she worked as a shipyard electrician and was involved in the anti-war, women’s, international solidarity, and labor movements.
Menkart received a B.A. in Human Services and a master’s in curriculum and instruction from George Washington University, but attributes most of her learning to colleagues at Teaching for Change, Rethinking Schools, DC VOICE, and the National Coalition of Education Activists.
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.