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III Regions, III The Americas and The Caribbean, 24 The Caribbean

David S Berry

From: The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law

Edited By: Bardo Fassbender, Anne Peters

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 31 January 2023

History of international law — Indigenous peoples — Territory, title — Freedom from slavery or forced labour — Piracy
The history of the Caribbean is complex.1 The peoples and islands of the Caribbean have been subject to territorial and commercial ambitions on the part of a number of powers, including the Spanish, Portuguese, French, English, Dutch, Danish, and Americans. Each power had its own impact upon the Caribbean, and the relations of the various powers shaped both the region and the metropolitan centres. The following pages seek to describe a series of important, formative events from a regional perspective, concentrating on the Caribbean itself and reflecting upon both...
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