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The Black Carib WarsFreedom, Survival, and the Making of the Garifuna$
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Christopher Taylor

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781617033100

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617033100.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.3) Introduction
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The Black Carib Wars
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Christopher Taylor

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617033100.003.0001

This introductory chapter briefly discusses the history of the Garifuna people. In colonial times the Garifuna were known as Black Caribs, a name that represents their mixed African/Amerindian heritage, and their story—from their traditional origin in a shipwreck, to their battles against the French and British, to their final, cataclysmic struggle to retain their independence at the end of the eighteenth century.

Keywords:   Garifuna people, Black Caribs, St. Vincent, European colonizers

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