Essay on Caribbean

Miguel Street

Miguel Street is his semi-autobiographical work which occurs during World War II in Port of Spain, Tobago and Trinidad. The island of Trinidad, where the stories are set, was a Spanish colony,that was ceded to Britain when they had already passed through many other coloners’ hands. Trinidad and Tobago owes their main origins to massive […]

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The impact of the Haiti Earthquake on the environment

The overall aim of this project was to assess and discuss the impacts to Haiti after a 7.0M earthquake struck the community on the 12 January 2010 at 4.53 p. m. The earthquake created many detrimental effects on the people and the environment. The environment in and around Port-Au-Prince was greatly affected, were the built […]

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The Function of Haitian Voodoo

In her book, Tell My Horse, Hurston (1990) suggests the existence of a variety of types of Haitian Voodoo. It would be impossible to discern a complete list of every loa, or Voodoo god, she writes, “because every major section of Haiti has its own local variation” of the religion (p. 114). The practice of […]

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Essay About Caribbean Studies

In the Caribbean and specifically in Jamaica. the most recognized linguistic communication for communicating is that linguistic communication left to us by our European colonizers. The pidgin that developed from the contact of the African slaves and European Masterss subsequently developed into their ain single linguistic communications ( or Creoles ) . They ( the […]

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Caribbean Music

CARIBBEAN MUSIC Introduction: Caribbean music originated from the Caribbean Islands, also known as the West Indies, and is a mixture of West African and European predominantly Spanish influences. The music has its origin when West African slaves were brought to Caribbean Island. They composed music with the help of percussion instruments like drums, bells and […]

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The middle passage

This was without a doubt the most horrific experience of my life. We were taken from the shed with chains around our wrists and ankles they had already started to rub. Then we started to walk everyone was walking, the whitemen were shouting, shouting words none of us understood. There were cries coming from the […]

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Pirates Of The Caribbean

Here we are once again on board the Black Pearl looking out onto what looks to be a thrilling encore to an amazing first adventure. However sadly we are much disappointed as a similar plot quite literally rolls across our screen. The entire film seems to be just one big repeat over several points. Ok […]

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Analysis of Pirates of the Caribbean: at the World’s End

You may wish to consider some of the following: narrative devices and structure, film techniques, the appeal of characters or stars, identification with themes or issues, escapism. Pirates of the Caribbean: At the world’s end is an action and adventure film which also includes some comedy elements. It appeals the mass audience by its narrative […]

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Trans-Atlantic Interactions

Before the seventeenth century. Africans were non seen as “black” . but as “pagan” . The elusive alteration to racism occurred in this century as Trans-Atlantic trade developed. In the clip period from 1600 to 1763. labour systems in British America changed drastically in the West Indian islands and the Southern settlements because of Trans-Atlantic […]

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The Dutch in the Caribbean

Assess the contributions of the Dutch to the development of the Caribbean. The incorporation of the Dutch into the Caribbean during the latter half of the 16th century and early 17th century came on the heels of them seeing the prosperous economic opportunities at the time dominated by the Spanish. In the Caribbean, the Dutch […]

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Haiti vs America

Haiti a 10 million population was the first independent nation of Latin America. Haiti is geographically located in the subtropics on the western third of Hispaniola, the second largest island in the Caribbean. The neighboring islands are Cuba, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico. The official language in Haiti is Haitian Creole and French. America is a […]

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Does the Caribbean Contribute to the Americanization of Its Media

There has been an ongoing debate as to whether The Americanization phenomenon, has been perpetuated by the media across the Caribbean. It must be stated, that the Americanization phenomenon, can be synonymous with Globalisation. Hence it very pertinent to the discussion, to first defines the denotative meaning of the term Globalisation. (Dr. Maria Alfaro) defines […]

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Power Struggles in “Cloud Cover Caribbean”

Intangible But Impossible to Go Beyond “Cloud Cover Caribbean” tells us the story: a Haitian, Antenor, fled his country on a small boat. During this unpredictably dangerous sea adventure, he rescued a Dominican, Diogenes, and a Cuban, Carmelo, who both shared the same dream with Antenor of going to Miami to start a new life. […]

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Caribbean Studies Analysis

The root of Caribbean Society and Culture is on the plantation. Mustapha (2009) posits that “The plantation played the principal role in the development of Caribbean culture. ” Indeed there are remnants of Plantation Society in present Caribbean, especially if one examines our class system. According to www. capesociology. org (n. d) “Academics contend that […]

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The Atlantic world

The Atlantic world, including America, Europe and Africa went through some changes and some continuities when they came in contact with among Europe from 1492-1750. Spanish and Portugal explorers brought new diseases the natives were not immune to when they arrived in the Americas resulting in serious population loss. The use of slaves was also […]

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The Impact of Historical Processes in the Caribbean

The Impact of Historical Processes in the Caribbean. Migratory movements and the establishments of patterns of settlements by different groups within the Caribbean from pre-Columbian times to the present. The development of systems of productions: Encomienda, Slavery, Indentureship and the plantation system. Responses of Caribbean people to oppression and genocide: resistance, development of peasant groups. […]

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Creolization

According to the Caribbean scholar Edward Kamau Brathwaite (1974) Creolization is the process through which the various groups in the Caribbean society absorb each other’s cultural product. Our Caribbean culture as we know it today was born out of many different cultures as the Jamaican national motto reads ‘Out of Many One People’. This change […]

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Demographic Transition In the Caribbean

In Sociology there are numerous theories that we use to explain, analyze and define populations, one of these theories being the Demographic Transition Theory, developed primarily by Warren Thompson of Sweden. This theory was initially used to trace the transition of European society’s population from primitive communism to nineteenth century capitalism it dealt with demographic […]

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