The Resource Sea of storms : a history of hurricanes in the greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina, Stuart B. Schwartz

Sea of storms : a history of hurricanes in the greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina, Stuart B. Schwartz

Label
Sea of storms : a history of hurricanes in the greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina
Title
Sea of storms
Title remainder
a history of hurricanes in the greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina
Statement of responsibility
Stuart B. Schwartz
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The diverse cultures of the Caribbean have been shaped as much by hurricanes as they have by diplomacy, commerce, or the legacy of colonial rule. In this panoramic work of social history, Stuart Schwartz examines how Caribbean societies have responded to the dangers of hurricanes, and how these destructive storms have influenced the region's history, from the rise of plantations, to slavery and its abolition, to migrations, racial conflict, and war. Taking readers from the voyages of Columbus to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Schwartz looks at the ethical, political, and economic chal
Member of
Awards note
Cundill Prize in Historical Literature Finalist, 2015
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
551.552
Index
index present
LC call number
QC944
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Lawrence Stone Lectures
Label
Sea of storms : a history of hurricanes in the greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina, Stuart B. Schwartz
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; SEA OF STORMS; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; CHAPTER 1. Storms and Gods in a Spanish Sea; CHAPTER 2. Melancholy Occasions:Hurricanes in a Colonial World; CHAPTER 3. War, Reform, and Disaster; CHAPTER 4. Calamity, Slavery, Community, and Revolution; CHAPTER 5. Freedom, Sovereignty, and Disasters; CHAPTER 6. Nature and Politics at the Century's Turn; CHAPTER 7. Memories of Disaster in a Decade of Storms; CHAPTER 8. Public Storms, Communal Action, and Private Grief; CHAPTER 9. Ancient Storms in a New Century; Abbreviations; Notes
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ocn895660712
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400852086
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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unknown
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.b35175205
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)895660712
  • jstor1400852080

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