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The Black Carib Wars – Freedom, Survival, and the Making of the Garifuna - University Press of Mississippi
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The Black Carib Wars: Freedom, Survival, and the Making of the Garifuna

Christopher Taylor


This book offers a thoroughly researched history of the struggle of the Garifuna people to preserve their freedom on the island of St. Vincent. Today, thousands of Garifuna people live in Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and the United States, preserving their unique culture and speaking a language that directly descends from that spoken in the Caribbean at the time of Columbus. All trace their origins back to St. Vincent, where their ancestors were native Carib Indians and shipwrecked or runaway West African slaves—hence the name by which they were known to French and British coloniali ... More

Keywords: Garifuna people, freedom, St. Vincent, Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Caribbean, native Carib Indians, West African slaves

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781617033100
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617033100.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Taylor, author