Colonial Economies in the Caribbean Comparison Essay by Quality Writers

Colonial Economies in the Caribbean
A comparison of the economy of the Spanish colony of Cuba and the British colony of Barbados.
# 105075 | 2,355 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Jun 29, 2008 in History (British) , History (European) , History (Latin America)

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The paper explains that both Cuba and Barbados became important sources of agricultural products for their respective colonial powers, Spain and Britain, and both developed a plantation system which included the use of African slaves. The paper then compares the economy of two of those colonies, and shows how the British colony of Barbados differed in many economic factors from the Spanish colony of Cuba.

The Beginning of a Spanish Colony: Cuba
An English Colony - Barbados

From the Paper:

"The Spanish explored and established colonies in many places in the New World beginning at a very early date. Christopher Columbus first stopped in Cuba on his second voyage. Cuba's settlement began in 1511 when Diego Velasquez and 300 men were sent from Hispaniola."
"The island was home to many Tainos tribesmen, who resisted Spanish rule, but were easily and quickly conquered. By 1517 Cuba was divided into municipal divisions, each of which was run by a council that reported to a royal council back in Spain."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bridenbaugh, Carl and Bridenbaugh, Roberta No Peace Beyond the Line: The English in the Caribbean 1624-1690. New York: Oxford University Press, 1972.
  • Cuba. Encyclopedia of World Biography. Thomson Corporation, 2006.
  • Cultural Orientation Resource Center. Cubans Their History and Culture. Fact Sheet #12 (Accessed August 7, 2007).
  • De Madariaga, Salvador. The Rise of the Spanish American Empire. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1949.
  • Dunn, Richard S. The Rise of the Planter Class In The English West Indies 1624-1713. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1972.

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