A Family of Islands

A Family of Islands

First published in 1964, this book tells how what Columbus started in 1492 was finished in 1898, when the red and gold flag was lowered at Havana to mark the end of four centuries of Spanish dominance in the Caribbean.

For two and a half centuries after the Pope divided the world between Spain and Portugal, the navies of Britain, France, Spain and occasionally the Netherlands fought in the Caribbean. Most of the islands changed hands at least once. Europe discovered… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

Collection: Bloomsbury Reader

Page count: 302 pages

Language: English

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