By Natalie A. Zacek

Settler Society within the English Leeward Islands, 1600-1776 is the 1st examine of the background of the federated colony of the Leeward Islands - Antigua, Montserrat, Nevis, and St. Kitts - that covers all 4 islands within the interval from their independence from Barbados in 1670 as much as the outbreak of the yankee Revolution, which reshaped the Caribbean in addition to the mainland American colonies. Natalie A. Zacek emphasizes the level to which the planters of those islands tried to set up recognizably English societies in tropical islands in accordance with plantation agriculture and African slavery. by means of studying conflicts on the subject of ethnicity and faith, controversies relating to intercourse and social order, and a chain of virulent battles over the bounds of neighborhood and imperial authority, this publication depicts those West Indian colonists as expert improvisers who tailored to an surprising setting, and as participants as dedicated as different American colonists to the norms and values of English society, politics, and tradition.

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