Professors of Caribbean history Diana Paton and Matthew J. Smith share their engaging panoramic history of Jamaica from its indigenous origins to present day as told through journalism, history, lyrics and culture.
From Miss Lou to Bob Marley and Usain Bolt to Kamala Harris, Jamaica has had an outsized reach in global mainstream culture. Yet many of its important historical, cultural, and political events are largely unknown beyond the island. The Jamaica Reader presents a panoramic history of the country, from its indigenous origins to the present including journalism, lyrics, history, culture, memoir, and poetry – showcasing myriad voices from over the centuries.
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