The Caribbean and the World-System

Authors

  • Immanuel Wallerstein Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Binghamton University (SUNNY) and Director of the Fernand Braudel Centre for the Study of Economies

Abstract

The Caribbean has been a part of the modern world-system from its outset. The Iberian conquest of large parts of the Americas began in the Caribbean, and the incorporation of these land areas and their population was a crucial element in the construction of the capitalist world-economy as an historical system.

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