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This website looks at three distinct cases, spanning over 200 years of history, to show that while the Caribbean region shares commonalities that link them to each other it is their distinctiveness that prevents us from homogenizing the entire region into one singular border


Johnson, Alvin Jewett. Johnson’s Cuba, Jamaica and Porto Rico. undated 1862. 

San Andres y Providencia
“Archivo:1696 Danckerts Map of Florida, the West Indies, and the Caribbean – Geographicus – WestIndies-dankerts-1696.jpg.” In Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre. Accessed May 4, 2020. 

Hispaniola English: Author: Bowen, Emanuel. May 5, 2010. 

“The Caribbean is a place where external definitions frequently transcend simple geography and socio-political boundaries and can be understood by both temporal and cultural categories”

– Marco Meniketti, Director of the Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Caribbean Studies in San Jose University

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