This book is written in two parts. Part 1 covers the history of the region in general. You can get an overview of Caribbean history in just 68 pages. Part 2 covers the history of 19 of the islands that were major players during the region's historical development.
We wrote this book with the traveler in mind--not for the world of academia. It is tightly written at a reasonable reading level in an easy-to-read format and type size--and it's light-weight.