Stuart Schwartz, “Sea of Storms: A History of Hurricanes in the Greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina” (Princeton, 2015)

January 18, 2015

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.

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