Jamaica (Countries of the World Series)

Jamaica (Countries of the World Series)

by Kerry-Ann Morris

Hardcover(Library Binding)



A melting pot of many cultures and races, Jamaica is a beautiful island in the heart of the Caribbean. Formerly a European colony with a history of slavery, Jamaica has risen to become a proud, independent nation that attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world to its shores. From the lush forests of the Blue Mountains to the pristine beaches of Montego Bay, from vivid Jamaican literature to world-famous reggae music, and from inspiring National Heroes to unique Rastafarians, this book provides an insight into the vibrant culture of Jamaica.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780836823646
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date: 07/28/2003
Series: Countries of the World Series
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 7.98(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 11 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

An Overview of Jamaica5
Government and the Economy16
People and Lifestyle20
Language and Literature28
Leisure and Festivals34
A Closer Look at Jamaica43
The Blue Mountains44
Buccaneers and Pirates46
Cultural Icon of Jamaica48
The Great Port Royal Earthquake50
Independence Day52
"King" Sugar54
Legends and Folktales58
The Maroons60
The National Heroes62
Pollution in the Kingston Harbor64
Reggae Music68
The Slave Trade70
Relations with North America75
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Full-color map86
Black-and-white reproducible map88
Jamaica at a Glance90
Books, Videos, Web Sites94

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