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Three Ancient Colonies By Sidney W. Mintz

Three Ancient Colonies
by Sidney W. Mintz

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As a young anthropologist, Sidney Mintz undertook fieldwork in Jamaica, Haiti, and Puerto Rico. This title illuminates the continuities and differences between these cultures, and exemplifies the power of people to reveal their own history.
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Three Ancient Colonies: Caribbean Themes and Variations by Sidney W. Mintz

As a young anthropologist, Sidney Mintz undertook fieldwork in Jamaica, Haiti, and Puerto Rico. Fifty years later, the eminent scholar of the Caribbean returns to those experiences to meditate on the societies and on the island people who befriended him. These reflections illuminate continuities and differences between these cultures, but even more they exemplify the power of people to reveal their own history. Mintz seeks to conjoin his knowledge of the history of Jamaica, Haiti, and Puerto Rico - a dynamic past born of a confluence of people of a sort that has happened only a few times in human history - with the ways that he heard people speak about themselves and their lives. Mintz argues that in Jamaica and Haiti, creolization represented a tremendous creative act by enslaved peoples: that creolization was not a passive mixing of cultures, but an effort to create new hybrid institutions and cultural meanings to replace those that had been demolished by enslavement. Globalization is not the new phenomenon we take it to be. This book is both a summation of Mintz's groundbreaking work in the region and a reminder of how anthropology allows people to explore the deep truths that history may leave unexamined.

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Drawing upon a lifetime of ethnographic fieldwork in the Caribbean region, Mintz arrives at bold conclusions about the societies and realities of our provocative, complex, and generally undervalued region. -- Nicolette Bethel Caribbean Review of Books 20100701 An engaging, accessible, and masterly work. -- R. Berleant-Schiller Choice 20110101

About Sidney W. Mintz


Sidney W. Mintz, Research Professor and William L. Straus Jr. Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University, is the author of books including Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History and Tasting Food, Tasting Freedom: Excursions into Eating, Power, and the Past.

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GOR010201094
Three Ancient Colonies: Caribbean Themes and Variations by Sidney W. Mintz
Sidney W. Mintz
The W. E. B. Du Bois Lectures
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Harvard University Press
2010-03-09
272
0674050126
9780674050129
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