a Steamer at Kingston, Jamaica
Explore a rich array of rare illustrations, maps, and prints of the Caribbean,
ranging from the sixteenth century to 1920.
The European encounter with the Caribbean, beginning in 1492, transformed
societies on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean and directly affected the
lives of millions of people.
European colonization of the Caribbean decimated its indigenous population
and built a system of plantation agriculture, based on the enslavement
of Africans and the indentureship of primarily Asian laborers. ... Go
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