This work is for ages 9-14. The motto on Jamaica's coat of arms, "Out of Many, One People," reflects the diversity of cultures that is Jamaica today. "Jamaica - The People" follows the island's history from colony to independence and beyond. Fabulous images and special spreads on food and life in a Maroon village show a side of Jamaica not depicted in tourist pamphlets. Other topics include: The Taino people - Jamaica's first inhabitants; The slave trade and the plantation system; Pirates of the Caribbean; Rebellion and resistance to slavery and oppression; Jamaican heroes such as Paul Bogle ,Nanny, Marcus Garvey and Alexander Bustamante; Jamaican influence abroad and Jamaican foods made famous.