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Shepherd, Verene A.
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Department of History and Archaeology
Title, Analytic
Roots of routes: Intra-Caribbean trade links since the fifteenth century
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Regional footprints: The travels and travails of early Caribbean migrants edited by Annette Insanally, Mark Clifford and Sean Sheriff
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Kingston, Jamaica
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Latin America-Caribbean Centre, University of the West Indies/ SALISES, University of the West Indies
Date of Publication
2006
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20-39
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Abstract
This essay seeks to accomplish two tasks: first, it aims to trace the historical roots of the present trend, whereby intra-Caribbean economic relations are still weaker than links with the developed countries. Second, it will show that while the dominant trade routes during slavery led from the Caribbean to Europe and North America, intra-Caribbean links, which pre-date conquest, though not as developed, were not complete casualities of colonisation and the monopolistic tendencies of empire. The main geographic focus will be Jamaica and the ways in which that island developed trading links with other areas of the Caribbean region, most notably the Spanish islands and (Caribbean) coastal Central and South America.....
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