For many the Caribbean remains a favorite winter destination. The word itself connotes images of white sandy beaches and warm, crystal clear waters. But what else do we know of the region? Bonham Richardson (Virginia Tech) and Olwyn Blouet (Virginia State University) look at the history of the Caribbean and its ties to the U.S. and England.

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Also featured: Jacqueline Brice-Finch (James Madison University) offers a peek at Caribbean literature with a discussion of five of the region’s best writers.

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