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The Black Carib Wars: Freedom, Survival, and the Making of the Garifuna

Christopher Taylor

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033100
eISBN:
9781617033117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033100.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book offers a thoroughly researched history of the struggle of the Garifuna people to preserve their freedom on the island of St. Vincent. Today, thousands of Garifuna people live in Honduras, ... More


Introduction

Christopher Taylor

in The Black Carib Wars: Freedom, Survival, and the Making of the Garifuna

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033100
eISBN:
9781617033117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033100.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This introductory chapter briefly discusses the history of the Garifuna people. In colonial times the Garifuna were known as Black Caribs, a name that represents their mixed African/Amerindian ... More


Aftermath

Christopher Taylor

in The Black Carib Wars: Freedom, Survival, and the Making of the Garifuna

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033100
eISBN:
9781617033117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033100.003.0009
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter describes the fate of the Black Caribs following their arrival on the island of Roatán on 11 April 1797. The 2,026 Black Caribs who landed at Roatán included 664 men and 1,362 women and ... More


Celebrating Settlement Day in Belize

Oliver N. Greene

in Sun, Sea, and Sound: Music and Tourism in the Circum-Caribbean

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199988853
eISBN:
9780199378739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988853.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Garifuna Settlement Day in Dangriga, Belize, November 19, commemorates the 1932 arrival of the Garifuna, an amalgam of Africans and Native Americans who live along the Caribbean coast in Belize, ... More


The Indigenous Caribbean

Laurent Dubois and Richard Lee Turits

in Freedom Roots: Histories from the Caribbean

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653600
eISBN:
9781469653624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653600.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter confronts the challenge of telling a long-term history of the indigenous Caribbean. It emphasizes that this history is ongoing, with indigenous peoples still very much shaping the ... More


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