Table of contents for Jamaica / by Sean Sheehan.


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INTRODUCTION 5
1. GEOGRAPHY 7 Once upon a time · Three regions · Climate · Flora and fauna · Jamaican towns
2. HISTORY 21 The Arawaks · The Spanish arrival · The English takeover · No prey, no pay · Sugar and slaves · Troubled times · Independence
3. GOVERNMENT 33 Parliamentary democracy · Seesaw politics · Political passions and gangsters · Human rights
4. ECONOMY 41 Mining · Tourism · Sugar · Economic problems · The economic future
5. ENVIRONMENT 49 Endangered species · Environmental threats · Environmental protection
6. JAMAICANS 56 Out of many, one people · From slaves to citizens · Maroons · Ethnic minorities
7. LIFESTYLE 59 Family life · Marriage · Funerals · Rural life · Urban ghettos · Life in Kingston · Education · Marijuana
8. RELIGION 73 Christian faiths · Animism · Pocomania · Rastafarianism
9. LANGUAGE 81 Jamaican patois · Jamaican grammar · Language and national pride · Two languages?
10. THE ARTS 87 Dance and music · Reggae music · Literature · Dub poetry · Art
11. LEISURE 97 Storytelling · Folk songs and spirituals · Superbowl-Jamaica style · The game of cricket
12. FESTIVALS 105 Independence Day and "Festival!" · Miss Jamaica · Christmas · The pantomime
13. FOOD 113 Food heritage · Favorite dishes · Drinks · The story of rum
132 MAP OF JAMAICA
134 ABOUT THE ECONOMY
136 ABOUT THE CULTURE
138 TIMELINE
140 GLOSSARY
141 FURTHER INFORMATION
142 BIBLIOGRAPHY
142 INDEX




Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Jamaica Juvenile literature