Caribbean colonial statistics from the British Empire, 1824-1950

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21 volumes in Caribbean colonial statistics from the British Empire, 1824-1950

Antigua, 1828-1887

Antigua was first colonized by the British in 1632, then run as a sugar colony. Local slaves died by the thousand so African slaves were imported as a more sustainable substitute. Antiguan slaves were freed in 1834 without having to experience the further 4 years of apprenticeship applied in other...

  • Contributor:  British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Reference:  73235A
  • Keyword:  caribbean politics government colonial

Bahamas, 1828-1939

The Bahamas was first settled by Amerindians, then invaded and taken-over by British colonizers in 1686. Piracy was rife when the Bahamas was settled and remained an issue into the 1720s. Following the American war of Independence, defeated forces loyal to the crown re-located to the Bahamas, forcing-out a Spanish...

  • Contributor:  British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Reference:  73235B
  • Keyword:  caribbean politics government colonial

Barbados, 1839-1947

Barbados was first settled by Amerindians, before being taken by Spanish slavers in 1492. The Amerindians were killed by European diseases before the arrival of British colonizers in 1627. The importation and growth of the sugar trade led to mass cultivation and the growth of plantations. These plantations were then...

  • Contributor:  British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Reference:  73235C
  • Keyword:  caribbean politics government colonial

Bermuda, 1836-1950

Bermuda was first occupied by the British in 1609, after a sea captain called George Somers landed there in a desperate bid to save his crew and their sinking ship. The colony was officially settled by British colonizers from 1612 and slaves were sent there soon after. Bermudan slaves were...

  • Contributor:  British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Reference:  73235D
  • Keyword:  caribbean politics government colonial
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