General History of the Caribbean

Volume I: Autochthonous Societies

  • Jalil Sued-Badillo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Jalil Sued-Badillo
    Pages 1-7
  3. José M. Guarch-Delmonte, A. Gus Pantel
    Pages 93-133
  4. Jalil Sued-Badillo
    Pages 259-291
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 363-442

About this book


Volume 1 of the General History of the Caribbean relates to the history of the origins of the earliest Caribbean people, and analyses their various political, social, cultural and economic organizations over time. This volume investigates the movement of Paleoindians into the islands, and looks at the agricultural societies which developed. It then explores the indigenous societies at the time of the Spanish Conquest, the hierarchy of the chiefdoms, and the development of slavery.


Caribbean history history of literature society

Editors and affiliations

  • Jalil Sued-Badillo
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SevilleSpain
  2. 2.General Social Science Department (Interdisciplinary Studies)University of Puerto RicoRio PiedrasPuerto Rico

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2003
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-73766-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-73764-2
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