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Caribbean history



  • Cuba and the US: Necessary Mirrors

    by Geraldo Cadava

    How much more could the 1619 Project have accomplished if it considered the broader connections of slavery, racism and power in the Caribbean? 



  • The Elusive Guantanamo Endgame

    by Karen J. Greenberg

    "In the legal quagmire the U.S. has created, there is, in fact, no easy solution to closing Guantanamo."



  • How the Cold War Killed Cannabis as We Knew It

    When Henry Kissinger sought to assert American control of Caribbean bauxite ore reserves, he set off a political dirty war that poisoned the Jamaican interior and destroyed prominent strains of cannabis in the name of marijuana interdiction. 



  • Bloody History Looms over Haitian Crisis

    "A bloody history of American influence looms large, and a century of U.S. efforts to stabilize and develop the country have ultimately ended in failure."



  • Guantanamo's Other History

    by Jeffrey S. Kahn

    Reports of a bid for migrant detention contractors based at Guantanamo including speakers of Haitian Creole fed suspicion of a new connection of the military and immigration enforcement. Where Haitian refugees are concerned, the Guantanamo connection is nothing new. 



  • The West's Centuries-Old Debt to Haiti

    by Howard W. French

    "Although Americans’ centuries-long debt to the Haitian people is untaught in our schools and unacknowledged in our public discourse, the indomitable spirit of the Haitian people created the United States we know today."


  • The US Should be Wary of Interfering in Cuba

    by Joseph J. Gonzalez

    Young Cuban protesters may be forming a revolutionary generation. They may succeed in advancing democracy if the US can resist the historical temptation to interfere.



  • This 1841 Rebellion at Sea Freed More Than 100 Enslaved People

    by Clifton E. Sorrell & Daina Ramey Berry

    The rebellion of the enslaved on the Creole depended on the rebels escaping to the jurisdiction of the British and arguing that the British ban on the slave trade could legally seize the human property of Americans.