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Three Ancient Colonies

Caribbean Themes and Variations

  • List of Illustrations*
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Caribbean Anthropology and History
  • 2. Jamaica
  • 3. Haiti
  • 4. Puerto Rico
  • 5. Creolization, Culture, and Social Institutions
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index
  • * Illustrations:
    • The Caribbean
    • Tom and Leah Belnavis and daughters, Sturge Town, Jamaica, 1952
    • A typical peasant house, Sturge Town, Jamaica
    • Gully cultivation, Sturge Town, Jamaica
    • Nana Adrien and family members, Habitation Duverger, Fonds-des-Nègres, Haiti, 1959
    • Nana and friends, market warehouse, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1959
    • Market day at Fonds-des-Nègres market, Haiti
    • Typical colonia housing on a sugarcane plantation, southern Puerto Rico
    • Dn. Taso, Barrio Jauca, Puerto Rico, 1949
    • Members of the Zayas Colón family, Barrio Jauca, Puerto Rico, 1949
    • Dña. Elí, Barrio Jauca, Puerto Rico, 1949
    • Cutting line, Colonia Destino, Barrio Jauca, Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico
    • Pay line, Colonia Destino, Barrio Jauca, Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico

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