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  • The Caribbean Identity

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    Living in a “post-colonial” Martinique, still legally a department of the French Republic around forty-two hundred miles away, Édouard Glissant explores the Caribbean identity in the face of invisible modes of domination. While considering the history of Martinique, it is evident that the island is still a colony of France due to economic and cultural domination despite the supposed political equality as a department of France, especially given that this political equality has done little to alter

  • The Caribbean History

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    Derek Walcott and Jean Rhys both have texts that use the fragments of the Caribbean history to create their texts. Walcott has mentioned in many essays and interviews how important it is for the artist to not become disillusioned and bitter about history. Rather, artists should make use of these fragments of European, African, and native Arawak/Amerindian, to reinvent and create a voice that entails all of those influences. Walcott redefines and reinvents the literary epic in Omeros and Rhys

  • The Diversity Of The Caribbean

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    teamwork is a skill that is needed in the workforce not everyone has mastered this skill. I had the pleasure recently to be part of a group, not everyone work as a team, I am not aware of the reasons but was satisfied with some of the outcome. The Caribbean Spices was comprised of four females from diverse backgrounds Bahamas, Cuba, Haiti, and Jamaica. Diversity is not always just about the background but is anything uniquely different between human beings. Our diversity includes physical appearance

  • Why Do White Unemployers To Hire African Americans

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    where white employers show preference to Afro Caribbean immigrants over African Americans as a means to conceal their racism. White employers’ preference to hire Caribbean immigrants over black Americans is not based on the perceived “high regards” they may hold for the Caribbean immigrants personal values, work ethic, drive, and motivation. Instead, they use these factors to manipulate and convince society that it is preferable to hire Afro-Caribbeans over African Americans. They do so by holding

  • A Small Place By Jamaica Kincaid

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    Jamaica Kincaid, an essayist, explains the idea that history of the Caribbean (specifically Antigua), helps shape identity through her book, “A Small Place”. In regards the history, Kincaid also discloses how capitalism and colonialism are used as a foundation in shaping our epistemological ways of knowing the self and the world around us. In this essay, Kincaid uses tourism as a way of viewing the effects of capitalism and colonialism. She disliked tourist and through her accounts, there is tension

  • Past Paper

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    who were brought to the Caribbean lost much of their culture during the period of slavery. Nevertheless, many African religious practices and beliefs survived until 1838. a. Identify TWO African religious practices or beliefs the survived in the Caribbean up to 1838. (5 marks) b. Why did Africans who were brought to the Caribbean lose much of their culture during the period of slavery? (10 marks) c. Explain why some aspects of African culture survived in the Caribbean up to1838. (10 marks) Total

  • The Institution of Slave Trade Essay

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    The Institution of Slave Trade The institution of slave trade and the actual experiences of slavery that occurred in the Caribbean were to form a monumental part of that region's culture, society, and everyday interactions, both in the past and in the present. The culture that is present today in the Caribbean is the result of many different influences varying from those introduced by ruling colonial countries, to influences that the slaves stressed, and even from brand new colonies being developed

  • The Caribbean’s Cultural History Essay

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    The Caribbean’s Cultural History Columbus’ discovery in 1492 set off a chain of events in the emergence of the Caribbean society, as Knight states in his book The Caribbean. "The first voyage of Columbus in 1492 fortuitously discovered a whole new world and set in motion a chain of events whose profound consequences gave new directions to the histories of Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Asia. It was the voyages of Columbus and those who followed him that brought the Americas into the consciousness

  • The United States

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    History Within the last decade , the United States has become home to 3.5 million immigrants from the Caribbean. The Caribbean accounted for 9% of the country 's 38.5 million immigrants. more than 90% of the immigrants come from Cuba, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The number of Caribbean immigrants grew from 193,922 in 1960 to 3,500,000 in 2009. This represents more than a 17 fold increase. They have been among the top ten foreign born groups in the United States

  • Ap World History Sugar Trade Dbq

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    of the plantations to perform their business easily by having other people do the work for them. Document 7 lists four of the largest plantation owners of the Caribbean. In each description it states that the owners were absentees, meaning they indeed performed their business from England rather than at the site. The lands of the Caribbean allowed sugar