The Sugar Islands

The Sugar Islands

The Sugar Islands: A Collection of Pieces Written About the West Indies Between 1928 and 1953 by Alec Waugh
2011 | EPUB | 2.13MB

Alec Waugh first saw the West Indies on a trip round the world in 1926 when his ship called in at Guadeloupe. Fifteen months later he returned for a long stay at Martinique; it was the beginning of a lifelong interest in these fascinating islands that were to provide him with the material for many books and articles. In The Sugar Islands, a book to be dipped into at leisure, Mr. Waugh has selected pieces from his writings, with the intention of compiling both a travelogue (there is a wealth of interesting information for the would-be traveller about the ways of life and customs of each island) and a chronological commentary on the development of the islands during the last thirty years.

The book is divided into four parts. In the first, the author gives an idea of the background of the West Indies by drawing a detailed picture of the colourful life of Martinique. He tells the story of a 17th-century Frenchman who joined the famous pirates of Tortugja and the history of the long bloodbath that preceeded the declaration of independence of Haiti, the Black Republic.

The second part of the book comprises four character sketches, including three stories of black magic, and two sections deal with the individual charm and interest of each of the islands: Montserrat, Barbados, Anguilla, Trinidad, St. Vincent, Tortola, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Saba, Antigua, Dominica and Puerto Rico.

Not for Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade

Not for Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade

Not for Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade--and How We Can Fight It by David Batstone
2010 | EPUB | 1.17MB

Human trafficking generates $32 billion annually and enslaves over 30 million people, half of them children. Award-winning journalist David Batstone, whom Bono calls "a heroic character," profiles the new generation of abolitionists who are leading the movement. This groundbreaking global report is now updated with the latest findings, new stories, and statistics that highlight what is being done to end this appalling epidemicŚand how you can join the movement.

Ancient Egypt: 1000 Facts

Ancient Egypt: 1000 Facts

Ancient Egypt: 1000 Facts by Belinda Gallagher
2010 | EPUB | 14.05MB

Discover ancient Egypt and find out what daily life was like in this fascinating civilization. Everything from the lives of pharaohs through to art and culture is included, and stunning images make this a fantastic visual guide.

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