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Model: WI0710
ISBN: 9789766376253
Authors: AYRE, MICHAEL
Publishers: IAN RANDLE
Price: $7,000.00JMD
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The Caribbean has had a complex, yet fascinating history. How better to present this history than visually through photographs? Michael Ayre combines his interest in the economic history of the region with a long-standing passion for the history of photography to present a compelling visual narrative of the Caribbean world of the late nineteenth century. This book analyses how the old Caribbean order of slavery and plantation sugar was swept aside by a series of fundamental changes which reached into the deepest corners of economic life and society. Organised as a series of visual essays, the first section 'Building a New Society' encompasses the immediate post-Emancipation period along broad social and economic themes such as the Sugar Industry, Indentured Immigration, the Gold Rush, Health and Education, and Leisure, Dress and Style. The second section focuses on 'People and Places' and the development of various territories from the Bahamas down to Guyana and Suriname.