The encyclopedias and dictionaries listed below provide useful and quick background information on the Caribbean. Many of the resources also contain bibliographies and reading lists for further research.
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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Latin America and the Caribbean F1406 .C36 1992
Provides brief overviews of the physical environment, the economy, the people, history, politics, society and culture. Each section has a short bibliography which makes this a good place for introductory information.
The Cambridge Guide to African and Caribbean Theatre REF PN2969 .C36 1994t