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Beyond a Boundary
James, C.L.R.
Book
1963
Part memoir of a boyhood in a black colony (by one of the founders of African nationalism), part passionate celebration of the game of cricket, this book raises serious questions about race, class, po...
The Caribbean Left's Legacy: Against The Current vol. 112
Abraham, Sara
Article
2004
Sara Abraham interviews Eusi Kwayana of The Working People's Alliance (WPA) in Guyana. The WPA continued to organize and build its ranks through a democratic socialist multi racial agenda, but has con...
Caribbean Politics and the 1930s Revolt
Green, Cecilia
Article
1997
During the 1930s all Britain's major island and continental colonies in the Caribbean exploded in rebellion.
Christopher Who? -- Discovering the Americas
McKenna, Paul; Taylor, Norman
Article
1990
Columbus seen as a conqueror.
Connexions: Volume 3, Number 5 - September 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
Connexions Library: Central America and the Caribbean Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Central America and the Caribbean.
The Destabilization of Haiti
Bernstein, Dennis
Article
2004
A short summary of the illegal and suppressed details of American intervention in Haiti during the 1990's and early 2000's.
Faces of the Caribbean
Gilmore, John
Book
An introduction for the general reader as well as for students of Caribbean studies, cultural studies, and the history of the Americas.
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Guadeloupe and Martinique threatened as pesticide contaminates food chain
Valo, Martine
Article
2013
Chemical once used on banana crops threatening livelihoods and public health by polluting soil and sea.
Tim Hector: A Caribbean Radical's Story
Buhle, Paul
Book
2006
An account of the life of Antiguan activist Tim Hector.
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Article
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The History of Costa Rica
Molina, Ivan; Palmer, Steven
Book
1998
An overview of Costa Rican history with an emphasis on how Costa Ricans have been able to make their own history, "though they do not make it just as they choose."
In 1492, What Did Columbus Really Do?
McKenna, Paul
Article
1990
A summary of various resistance movements then being organized to protest celebrating the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' first landing in the Carribbean.
Informal Labour, Another Wall Faced by Migrants in Latin America
Frayssinet, Fabiana
Article
2017
A large proportion of the 4.3 million migrant workers in Latin America and the Caribbean survive by working in the informal economy or in irregular conditions. An invisible wall that is necessary to b...
The Kidnapping Of Haiti
Pilger, John
Article
2010
Not for tourists is the US building its fifth-biggest embassy. Oil was found in Haiti's waters decades ago and the US has kept it in reserve until the Middle East begins to run dry. More urgently, an ...
Last Resorts: The Cost of Tourism in the Caribbean
Pattullo, Polly
Book
2005
Examines the real impact of tourism on the people and landscape of the Caribbean. It explores the structure of ownership of the industry and shows that the benefits it brings to the region do not live...
Paul Buhle's Tim Hector: Against The Current vol. 125
Abraham, Sara
Article
2006
Paul Buhle's account of Tim Hector, Caribbean radical of Antiguan origin who passed away in 2002, is provocative and welcome. Its span is broad and appropriate for a general rather than specialist rea...
Resistance and Caribbean Literature
Cudjoe, Selwyn R.
Book
Professor Cudjoe's study of the development of the Caribbean novel takes as its starting point the assumption that the literary sensibilities of the finest Caribbean novelists have been shaped by a hi...
Responding to Washington's Haiti Coup: Against The Current vol. 110
Caribbean People's Statement
Article
2004
Caribbean People, representatives of Caribbean organizations and people of Caribbean descent meeting in Bridgetown, Barbados on Saturday March 20th, 2004, unanimously agreed to call on CARICOM Governm...
Revolutionary Centennial: Guyana's 1905 Rebellion: Against The Current vol. 114
Westmaas, Nigel
Article
2005
1905 was a landmark year in the history of Guyana, as it was for several places around the world. In Russia, the Tsar and his troops shot workers delivering a petition in St. Petersburg. In Bengal t...
Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest
Restall, Matthew
Book
2004
Restall explodes myths that were long taken for historical truth and points to a larger and more complex interaction between the indigenous people and the Europeans. He shows how Indian culture adapte...
The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade 1440 - 1870
Thomas, Hugh
Book
1997
A comprehensive history of the Atlantic slave trade in which approximiately eleven million black slaves were carried from Africa to the Americas to work on plantations, in mines, or as servants in hou...
Socialist Register 1989: Volume 25: Revolution Today. Aspirations and Realities
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1989
Women of the Carribean
Ellis, Pat (ed.)
Book
1986
This collection of articles encompasses virtually every aspect of Carribean women's lives. The authors take up wide-ranging issues that bear on Carribean women, telling us the probelms they face and h...
Women Rise Up Against Gender Violence in the Caribbean
Podur, Justin; Cummings, Joan Joy Grant
Article
2017
Podur interviews Joan Joy Grant Cummings, a women's right activist, regarding the severity of sexual violence towards women and girls in Jamaica.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Arusha Cross-Cultural Centre
Stimulate reflection and action by Canadians to promote equitable development of peoples at home and abroad, and communication and understanding among people of different cultures.
Canadian Crossroads International
CCI fosters global understanding by placing Canadian volunteers in the developing world, placing volunteers from developing nations in Canada, and sponsoring community education programs. Each year, m...
Canadian Institute of International Affairs
The CIIA provides a national, non-partisan forum for the analysis, discussion and debate of international issues focussing on the implications for Canadian interests. Activities include the National F...
Canadian Society for International Health
To facilitate education and research in international health through the mobilization of Canadian resources.
Pueblito Canada
Community development projects in Latin America. Development education materials for children in Canada.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is an organization created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. It is composed of African, Caribbean and Pacific States signatories to the Georgetown Agreement or the Partne...
Association of Caribbean States
The Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) was signed on 24 July 1994 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, with the aim of promoting consultation, cooperation and concerted action among all the countries of...
Caribbean Community
To provide dynamic leadership and service, in partnership with community institutions and groups, toward the attainment of a viable, internationally competitive and sustainable Community, with improved quality of life for all.
Global Music Archive
The Global Music Archive is a multi-media reference archive and resource centre for traditional and popular song, music and dance of Africa and the Americas. It is a public facility that promotes education in African and American ...
Inter-American Development Bank
The IDB provides solutions to development challenges in 26 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, partnering with governments, companies and civil society organizations. The IDB lends money and provides grants. It also off...
Latin American Economic System
The Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) is a regional intergovernmental organization that groups 26 Latin American and Caribbean countries. Its headquarters are in Caracas, Venezuela. SELA was established on 17 Oct...
Latin American Parliament
The Latin American Parliament (Parlatino) is a regional, permanent and unicameral organism, integrated from the national Parliaments of Latin America, elected democratically by means of universal suffrage in countries that ratifie...
Organization of American States
The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. T...
Organization of Eastern Caribbean States
The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) came into being on June 18th, 1981, when seven Eastern Caribbean countries signed a treaty agreeing to cooperate with each other and promote unity and solidarity among the member...
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Canada Rediscovered
McGhee, Robert
1991
Robert McGhee descirbes wat we know about early European explorations of what is now Canada - Irish, Norse, English Portuguese, French, Spanish - as well as the early Europeans' interactions with the ...
Caribbean Experts and Information in the Sources Directory
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
Organizations and experts on Caribbean topics.
Getting your story into the media
Stories are the heart and soul of the media. Journalism is about telling stories, and good stories require sources # human contacts, the people who provide informed comment and expertise, the people w...
Out of the Backyard: New Latin American and Caribbean Bloc Defies Washington
Dangl, Benjamin
2011
The CELAC meeting comes a time when Washington’s presence in the region is waning. Following the nightmarish decades of the Cold War, in which Washington propped up dictators and waged wars on Latin A...
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From the Connexions Archives

Carribbean Basin Report
Periodical profile published 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982