Paradise overseas : the Dutch Caribbean : colonialism and its transatlantic legacies
- Gert Oostindie.
- Oxford : Macmillan Caribbean, 2005.
- Physical description
- xi, 204 p. : map ; 22 cm.
- Warwick University Caribbean studies.
- Oostindie, Gert.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Paradise Overseas" presents a tour around the main themes of Dutch Caribbean history and its contemporary legacies. Drawing on wide expertise in Caribbean and Latin American studies, Gert Oostindie strongly posits a refreshing analysis of the Dutch Caribbean in a comparative framework which will be of interest to historians, anthropologists and political scientists alike. Rather than aiming at a comprehensive narrative, he offers a thematic discussion of topics such as the contrasts between Dutch colonization in the Americas and Asia; African slavery, Asian indentured labour and the shaping of plural societies in the Dutch Caribbean; the major contrasts between and within the six Antillean islands and Suriname; the different trajectories of decolonisation and their subsequent costs and benefits; and the changing significance of ethnicity and national identity both in the Dutch Caribbean and its diaspora.
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- Dutch Caribbean : colonialism and its transatlantic legacies
- Warwick University Caribbean studies
- An abridged and revised version of the author's Het paradijs overzee, published in Dutch in 1997.
- Related Work
- Oostindie, Gert Paradijs overzee.
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