Indigenous People of the Caribbean
by Samuel M. Wilson
The publisher, UNIVERSITY PRESS OF
FLORDIA, January 30, 1998
"An excellent introduction to
native peoples of the Caribbean region . . . . Will be useful to
anthropologists, historians, and other social scientists working in the
Caribbean."-Jerald T. Milanich, Florida Museum of Natural History.
: Power, Opposition, and Play in the Caribbean
by Richard D. E. Burton
This wide-ranging book explores the origins, development, and character
of Afro-Caribbean cultures from the slave period to the present day.
Richard D. E. Burton focuses on ways in which African
traditions--including those in religion, music, food, dress, and family
structure--were transformed by interaction with European and indigenous
forces to create the particular cultures of Jamaica, Trinidad, and
Haiti. He demonstrates how the resulting Afro-Creole cultures have both
challenged and reinforced the social, political, and economic status quo
in these countries.