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VISIONS OF THE CARIBBEAN

Print - Kingston, Jamaica
Coaling a Steamer at Kingston, Jamaica

Explore a rich array of rare illustrations, maps, and prints of the Caribbean, ranging from the sixteenth century to 1920.

The European encounter with the Caribbean, beginning in 1492, transformed societies on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean and directly affected the lives of millions of people. European colonization of the Caribbean decimated its indigenous population and built a system of plantation agriculture, based on the enslavement of Africans and the indentureship of primarily Asian laborers. ... Go to online exhibit

 


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