A study of the development of ideologies in the writing of the history of the Caribbean does not simply entail an examination of various external social models, values and representations which have helped to shape events in society, politics and culture. Rather, it involves a detailed analysis of these events, since ideologies are very closely linked to the making of history as practical experience and as a basis for written accounts. In the Caribbean ideology allows us to grasp history in all stages of its development. It surrounds and nurtures history to such an extent that, without an ideological framework, the history of the Caribbean would not exist.
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