About the Author(s)
Philip D. Morgan is the Harry C. Black Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University and the author of Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry, among other books.
J.R. McNeill is University Professor at Georgetown University and the author of numerous works, including Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914.
Matthew Mulcahy is Professor of History at Loyola University Maryland, whose work includes Hurricanes and Society in the British Greater Caribbean, 1624-1783.
Stuart B. Schwartz is George Burton Adams Professor of History at Yale University and the author of many books, including Sea of Storms. A History of Hurricanes in the Greater Caribbean.
"... it is an essential guide to the dynamics of the Caribbean in a larger global system." -- Trevor Burnard, Wilberforce Institute, University of Hull, Hull U.K., New West Indian Guide
"In sum, this book provides a standard account of Caribbean history but one that is done with such verve and with such authority that it is an essential guide to the dynamics of the Caribbean in a larger global system." -- Trevor Burnard, New West Indian Guide
"...it is an essential guide to the dynamics of the Caribbean in a larger global system." -- Trevor Burnard, New West Indian Guide
"This enticing and coherent volume is environmental history at its best, gracefully moving in scale from microscopic insects to massive global transformations during the last five hundred years. The research is innovative and the writing stellar. Together, the authors illustrate the centrality of the Caribbean to global phenomena such as slavery and the Atlantic world, ecological exchanges, and pandemics." -- Charles F. Walker, University of California, Davis
"This exceptional work brims with the richness, exuberance, and fragility of the creole ecologies of the Caribbean. Through its focus on the multifarious physical environments of the region and their amalgams of global biota, this volume fills a significant gap in the region's historiography. It demonstrates that thinking with the environment is essential for the historical understanding of the Caribbean and the violent worlds of modern colonialism, capitalism, and extractivism that emerged from the region." -- Pablo F. Gómez, University of Wisconsin-Madison