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All I Know Now: Wonderings and Reflections on Growing Up
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Empire's Crossroads: A History of the Caribbean fr
The Caribbeanâ€™s first cash crop, one indigenous to the New World, was tobacco, and it, along with sugar, spurred expensive new addictions back in Europe. Gibson argues that immaterial exports were just as important. No other region of the world has experienced such a vibrant mixing of cultures, religions, and peoplesÂ—Africans, Europeans, Asians, and Amerindians created amazingly dynamic Creole societies that complicated traditional ideas about class and race. By the end of the eighteenth century, seventy thousand free blacks and mulattos lived in the British islands alone, and it was in the Caribbean that the worldâ€™s only successful slave revolt took placeÂ—sparking the meteoric rise of Napoleonâ€™s black counterpart, Toussaint Lâ€™Ouverture, and the Haitian Revolution.