Category Archives: Cuba

Tales From Detroit: South Warren

Michigan Here’s an excerpt from Charlie LeDuff’s new book, Detroit: An American Autopsy, which describes how the immutable laws of the Visible Black Hand of Economics have destroyed property value in South Warren: “South Warren – the part that directly … Continue reading

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Caribbean Project: Review: The Rise and Fall of the Plantation Complex

New World Philip D. Curtin’s The Rise and Fall of the Plantation Complex is a series of essays about the transnational entity that we have described here as “the Golden Circle” or the “South Atlantic System.” Curtin coined the term “South … Continue reading

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Caribbean Project: Visualizing The Plantation Complex

New World In The Rise and Fall of the Plantation Complex, Philip D. Curtin describes the geographic spread and extent of the slave plantation: “With the passage of time, the heart of the complex moved westward by way of the … Continue reading

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Caribbean Project: Free Labor Jamaica vs. Slave Labor Cuba

British West Indies In Caribbean Project: Review: Slave Society in Cuba During the Nineteenth Century, we saw how the abolition of slavery in Haiti (1794) and the British West Indies (1838) set off an economic boom in slave labor Spanish … Continue reading

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Caribbean Project: Review: Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World

New World In Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of New World Slavery, David Brion Davis sets the American South within the international context of the transatlantic slave trade and the rise and fall of other New World slave societies. … Continue reading

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Caribbean Project: Review: Slave Society In Cuba During The Nineteenth Century

Cuba Franklin W. Knight’s Slave Society in Cuba During the Nineteenth Century tells the story of the rise and fall of Cuba as a race-based plantation slave society from 1763 to 1886. Unlike the other Caribbean islands we have studied … Continue reading

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Caribbean Project: The Emergence of the Cuban Black Undertow

Cuba In 1864, Cuban planter Cristóbal Madan rails against the free colored population – the emerging Black Undertow of Cuba – which at that time numbered around 226,000 or 16 percent of the population: “The colored people scarcely contribute to … Continue reading

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Caribbean Project: Review: The Southern Dream of a Caribbean Empire, 1854-1861

Caribbean Sea Robert E. May’s The Southern Dream of a Caribbean Empire, 1854-1861 recounts the story of the South’s vision of Manifest Destiny in the 1850s. In the 1840s, the United States under President John Tyler and James K. Polk … Continue reading

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Caribbean Project: Crucible of Empire

Cuba Here’s a two hour documentary on the Spanish-American War: Note: While some antebellum Southerners fantasized about creating a Golden Circle slave empire in the Caribbean, it was the postwar Northern-dominated Union from Ulysses S. Grant’s attempt to acquire the Dominican … Continue reading

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Caribbean Project: Review: Black In Cuba

Cuba Here are my takeaway lessons: (1) As has been noted here several times, the French colony of Saint-Domingue used to be the richest colony in the world. It was the world’s leading producer of sugar. In 1791, the Haitian … Continue reading

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