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The Resource Sea of storms : a history of hurricanes in the greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina, Stuart B. Schwartz

Sea of storms : a history of hurricanes in the greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina, Stuart B. Schwartz

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Sea of storms : a history of hurricanes in the greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina
Title
Sea of storms
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a history of hurricanes in the greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina
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Stuart B. Schwartz
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Language
eng
Summary
The diverse cultures of the Caribbean have been shaped as much by hurricanes as they have by diplomacy, commerce, or the legacy of colonial rule. In this panoramic work of social history, Stuart Schwartz examines how Caribbean societies have responded to the dangers of hurricanes, and how these destructive storms have influenced the region's history, from the rise of plantations, to slavery and its abolition, to migrations, racial conflict, and war. Taking readers from the voyages of Columbus to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Schwartz looks at the ethical, political, and economic challenges that hurricanes posed to the Caribbean's indigenous populations and the different European peoples who ventured to the New World to exploit its riches. He describes how the United States provided the model for responding to environmental threats when it emerged as a major power and began to exert its influence over the Caribbean in the nineteenth century, and how the region's governments came to assume greater responsibilities for prevention and relief, efforts that by the end of the twentieth century were being questioned by free-market neoliberals. Schwartz sheds light on catastrophes like Katrina by framing them within a long and contentious history of human interaction with the natural world. Spanning more than five centuries and drawing on extensive archival research in Europe and the Americas, Sea of Storms emphasizes the continuing role of race, social inequality, and economic ideology in the shaping of our responses to natural disaster.--
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Schwartz, Stuart B
Dewey number
363.3492
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Lawrence Stone lectures
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  • Hurricanes
  • Human beings
  • Hurricanes
  • Caribbean Area
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Sea of storms : a history of hurricanes in the greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina, Stuart B. Schwartz
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-425) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
Contents
Storms and gods in a Spanish sea. Melancholy occasions : hurricanes in a colonial world. War, reform, and disaster. Calamity, slavery, community, and revolution. Freedom, sovereignty, and disasters. Nature and politics at the century's turn. Memories of disaster in a decade of storms. Public storms, communal action, and private grief. Ancient storms in a new century
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FIEb17697918
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 439 pages
Isbn
9780691157566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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(OCoLC)904263532
Label
Sea of storms : a history of hurricanes in the greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina, Stuart B. Schwartz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-425) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Storms and gods in a Spanish sea. Melancholy occasions : hurricanes in a colonial world. War, reform, and disaster. Calamity, slavery, community, and revolution. Freedom, sovereignty, and disasters. Nature and politics at the century's turn. Memories of disaster in a decade of storms. Public storms, communal action, and private grief. Ancient storms in a new century
Control code
FIEb17697918
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 439 pages
Isbn
9780691157566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)904263532

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