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Fc46_lecture 9 - Jodi Krakower FC 46 Caribbean Societies Lecture 9 The Turn to the Plantation System in Cuba and Puerto Rico Brief review of

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Jodi Krakower FC 46 – Caribbean Societies Lecture 9 10-15-07 The Turn to the Plantation System in Cuba and Puerto Rico Brief review of Spanish Caribbean (1492 – late 1700s) - conquest and near extermination o diseases – smallpox o euros died from black death - question of Taino survival - early focus on Hispaniola - Imperial neglect after 1530s o Viewed as fortress colonies - Nature of Spanish colonial rule o Underpaid bureaucrats o Corruption - Nature of early farming economy - Distinctive pattern of slavery - Distinctive demographic structure Caribbean region in 1830 - Spanish rule decreases immensely o Only islands left were Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic Major developments influencing Latin Caribbean - decline of Spain & Peninsular War - Latin American Wars of Independence (1815-1825) - Haitian revolution - Consequences for Hispanic Caribbean - shift of Spanish focus back to region o 1804-1806: French and British invasions of Santo Domingo Audiencia moved to Cuba o 1814: change in trade and immigration policy
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course FOR-CULT 46 taught by Professor Patterson during the Fall '07 term at Harvard.

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Fc46_lecture 9 - Jodi Krakower FC 46 Caribbean Societies Lecture 9 The Turn to the Plantation System in Cuba and Puerto Rico Brief review of

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