In a series of conversations distinguished anthropologist Sidney Mintz reflects on his research experiences in Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and Haiti. He argues here for the parallel histories of Caribbean societies. Pioneers in modernity, Caribbean peoples built new cultural meanings while coping with slavery, the plantation and colonial rule. Mintz weighs historical commonalities against individual uniqueness in Puerto Rico, Jamaica and Haiti, considers the Caribbean regionally, and enlarges upon his distinctive approach to anthropology in today’s world.
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