A History of St Kitts

The Sweet Trade

Author: Vincent K. Hubbard

Publisher: Macmillan Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 182

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History of the first British colony in the West Indies.
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Out of the Crowded Vagueness

A History of the Islands of St Kitts, Nevis & Anguilla

Author: Brian Dyde

Publisher: Macmillan Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780333975985

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 7308

A studied, yet extremely readable history of St Kitts, an island which has changed hands several times over its turbulent history. This is the first full length history of the island, from first human settlement up to independence and beyond.
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St. Kitts

Cradle of the Caribbean

Author: Brian Dyde

Publisher: Macmillian Caribbean Publishing

ISBN: 9781405066426

Category: History

Page: 106

View: 518

St Kitts or Saint Christopher to give it its full name, was first recorded by Christopher Columbus when he discovered the island in 1493. The most northerly of Caribbean Leeward islands, St Kitts offers a year-round climate with sundrenched beaches and lush countryside. This title introduces the reader to the various attractions of this island.
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Caribbean Migrants

Environment and Human Survival on St. Kitts and Nevis

Author: Bonham C. Richardson

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9780870493614

Category: History

Page: 207

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Ivor A. Stevens: Soldier, Politician, Businessman, and Family Man

The Man, His Times, and the Politics of St. Kitts–Nevis

Author: Whitman T. Browne, PhD

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475928270

Category: History

Page: 386

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Ivor A. Stevens was an uncommon human being and an even more uncommon politician. He was born on St. Kitts, but grew up in the sister island of Nevis. He later served in the Canadian military, during World War 11. Upon his return to St. Kitts-Nevis in the late 1940s, Stevens soon found himself in the center of a developing political confl ict between the two islands. In time, he settled on Nevis and took that island’s side. Eventually, Stevens became embroiled in a political love-hate relationships with two Nevisians, Eugene Walwyn and Simeon Daniel. Each of the three men was destined to leave his mark on the island’s politics and history. Walwyn was soon labeled a traitor to Nevis. Later, despite the fact that Stevens and Daniel worked together in the same political party for many years, the two men came to mistrust the vision and intent of each other’s politics. The Caribbean does have a long history of authoritarian and “forever” leadership. However, Stevens was careful to focus on empowering younger Nevisians to become future leaders and politicians. He was interested in preserving the environment and the island’s traditional culture. Often, Mr. Stevens stood in defense of the common citizens’ rights, against wealthy elites. He also played a critical role in encouraging a less combative relationship between the people of St. Kitts and Nevis. This is his story:
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Swords Ships and Sugar

A History of Nevis

Author: Vincent K. Hubbard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781891519055

Category: History

Page: 255

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A History of Antigua

The Unsuspected Isle

Author: Brian Dyde

Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 7446

First comprehensive history of Antigua to be written since the middle of the 19th century.
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Adventure Guide to Jamaica

Author: Paris Permenter,John Bigley

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9781588435040

Category: Travel

Page: 302

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Maybe it's the mountains covered in lush tropical vegetation. Maybe it's the beaches, fringed with crustal-clear water and the promise of colorful marine life just below the surface. Or maybe it's the people who make Jamaica such a welcoming place. This island has lured stars and royalty from around the globe since the 1920s. Now it is one of the top vacation spots in the world.
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Sugar and Slavery

An Economic History of the British West Indies, 1623-1775

Author: Richard B. Sheridan

Publisher: University of West Indies Press

ISBN: 9789768125132

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 529

View: 2241

Sugar and Slaves presents a vivid portrait of English life in the Caribbean more than three centuries ago. Dunn examines sugar production techniques, the vicious character of the slave trade, the problems of adapting English ways to the tropics, and the appalling mortality rates for both blacks and whites that made these colonies the richest, but in human terms the least successful, in English America.
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Antigua and Barbuda

Island Guide

Author: Christopher Beale

Publisher: Other Places Publishing

ISBN: 0615218377

Category: Travel

Page: 151

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This formidable compilation is the result of firsthand experience and over two years of research. The Antigua and Barbuda Island Guide provides insightful information allowing visitors to feel like locals while enjoying the indisputable beauty of this Caribbean nation. *Gain Insight: Behind those long stretches of white sand beach and turquoise colored water is a vibrant culture all its own. Get an insightful look at Antigua & Barbuda s history, culture, environment, politics, and people. *Tour the Twin-Islands: With 8 detailed maps and resources for getting around, let the Antigua & Barbuda Island Guide steer you in the right direction while keeping you informed on everything the island has to offer. *Eat Out: An exhaustive dining guide highlights those hidden spots where locals go to dine and points out internationally acclaimed restaurants. *Find Accommodations: From first class resorts to hilltop villas to deserted beachfront cabins, Antigua & Barbuda has it all when it comes to finding a place to stay (you just have to know where to look). *Arrange Activities: Are you dreaming about landing that big marlin? Or wanting to search for sunken treasure off Barbuda's coast? How about chartering your own private yacht for the day? It's all here waiting for you.
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The Night of the Rambler

A Novel

Author: Montague Kobbé

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 1617751820

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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This tale of a little-known revolt in the Caribbean is “part literary thriller, part revolutionary study, part epic historical narrative” (Joe Meno, author of The Boy Detective Fails). A sympathetic and often humorous account of an obscure episode in the history of the remote island of Anguilla, in the northeast Caribbean, The Night of the Rambler revolves around a haphazard attempt by a dozen or so locals to invade neighboring St. Kitts, in an effort to topple the government of the recently established Associated State of St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla. Ostensibly, the action maps the fifteen hours that lapse between the moment when the “rebels” board The Rambler, the thirty-five-foot motorboat that will take them across the strait to St. Kitts, and the break of dawn the following day, when it becomes obvious that the unaccomplished mission will have to be aborted. The novel is at turns highly dramatic and hilarious, all the while bringing deep honesty to the often-unexamined righteousness of revolution. “Colorful detours into native lore, such as a rich Dutchman’s fabled courtship of a local beauty, strike grace notes that echo Marquez. . . . Readers . . . will be rewarded with the little-known tale of how the underdog country demanded its own place in the 20th century.” —Publishers Weekly “This is a book about revolution and the underdog, about a small, isolated island fighting for recognition, opportunity and justice; it is a compelling tale about a curious historical episode, but also a vital look at priorities, perspective and the right to live in dignity, issues that, much like Anguilla’s rebellion of 1967, are all too easily forgotten.” —The Island Review “This is a fine novel, a surprising novel, perhaps the first true novel I have read about the nature of revolutions. The Night of the Rambler is ambitious, smart, and successful. It raises all sorts of questions about what revolutions want, how revolutions fail, and why revolutions are necessary—challenging all the while how history remembers them.” —Percival Everett, author of Erasure
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A History of Ireland

Author: Mike Cronin,Liam O'Callaghan

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137426055

Category: History

Page: 264

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A History of Ireland explores the story of Ireland from the 12th century to the present day. This new edition has been revised, updated and expanded to take into account the latest scholarship and major recent political, economic, social, and cultural events.
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A Traveller's History of the Caribbean

Author: James Ferguson

Publisher: Interlink Books

ISBN: 9781566566902

Category: History

Page: 371

View: 6562

"A concise and authoritative history of the entire region covering the larger nations of the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Trinidad and Tobago as well as the smaller islands of the Eastern Caribbean and the French, British, and Dutch territories. Tracing the islands' path from slavery to revolution and independence, A Traveller's History of the Caribbean looks at the history of countries as different as Cuba, Jamaica, and Haiti, exploring their diversity and their common experiences. It reveals a region in which a tumultuous past has created a culturally vibrant and intriguing present."--BOOK JACKET.
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Sweeter Than Dreams

Author: Olga Bicos

Publisher: Speaking Volumes

ISBN: 1628156627

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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SWEETER THAN DREAMS is a classic love story, a quest for treasure, and a voyage into the unknown. It starts when Leydianna Carstair, bookkeeper and dreamer, meets nobleman Quentin Alexander Rutherford. Lord Ruthless, as she calls him, is handsome, wealthy, unpredictable...and about to have his well-ordered life turned upside down by his mischievous new employee. It's the beginning of a wild adventure where anything can happen—and does—from kidnapping to kisses, piracy to passion. The setting is the middle of the British Caribbean in the eighteenth century, and love is only one of the dreams that come true.
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FROM SIBERIA TO ST. KITTS: A Teacher's Journey

Author: Ira Sumner Simmonds

Publisher: ISS Publishing

ISBN: 0999872427

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 342

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Following the tumultuous and unexpected life of Zenaida Katzen, Simmonds' biography weaves disparate threads from Russia, China, Chile, France, and St. Kitts-Nevis into a vibrant tapestry revealing a surprising and exceptional woman. Stepping outside of the spinster-teacher archetype, Katzen's story is one of a complicated, fiercely independent woman whose decades of unwavering dedication and commitment to the education of children across the globe belie an intriguing, unpredictable and, at times, inexplicable personal life.
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A History of the Chinese Language

Author: Hongyuan Dong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131774389X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

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A History of the Chinese Language provides a comprehensive introduction to the historical development of the Chinese language from its proto Sino-Tibetan roots in prehistoric times to Modern Standard Chinese. Taking a highly accessible and balanced approach, it presents a chronological survey of the various stages of Chinese language development, covering crucial aspects such as phonology, syntax and semantics. Features include: Coverage of the key historical stages in Chinese language development, such as Old Chinese, Middle Chinese, Early Modern Chinese, Classical Chinese and Modern Standard Chinese Treatment of core linguistic aspects of the Chinese language including phonological changes, grammatical development, lexical evolution, vernacular writing, Chinese characters and Modern Chinese dialects Inclusion of many authentic Chinese legends and texts throughout the book, presented through a rigorous framework of linguistic analysis to help students to build up strong critical and evaluative skills and acquire valuable cultural knowledge Integration of materials from different disciplines, such as archaeology, anthropology, history and sociolinguistics, to highlight the cultural and social background of each period of the language Helpful appendices to aid students with no prior knowledge of linguistics or the Chinese language Companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/dong offering a wealth of supplementary resources such as additional exercises, answer keys and audio recordings of the sounds of Middle and Old Chinese. Written by a highly experienced instructor, A History of the Chinese Language will be an essential resource for beginning students of Chinese Language and Linguistics and for anyone interested in the history and culture of China.
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Colonies in Conflict

The History of the British Overseas Territories

Author: Charles Cawley

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443881287

Category: History

Page: 455

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The British Overseas Territories are the last remnants of the British Empire scattered around the globe. This book traces their little-known history from their discovery by European explorers to today’s controversies, wars and scandals, which are all rooted in the past. Argentina’s claim to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the British Antarctic Territory is tested against early documentation. The multinational development of Gibraltar provides the backdrop to Spain’s current position regarding the Rock. Ignoring the interests of Diego Garcia residents when a US naval base was constructed is traced to longstanding neglect of the island. The past development of the Cayman Islands and the Virgin Islands is compared to explain their different paths towards today’s success. The comparison between Bermuda’s current prosperity and St. Helena’s difficulties is traced to their different administrative evolution since the 17th century. Anguilla’s resistance to pirate attacks helped develop its resilience in opposing later political union with St. Kitts. The roots of Montserrat’s political problems are traced to complacent 18th century planters, while the seeds of recent scandals in Pitcairn Island and the Turks and Caicos were sown in the 19th century. The book reviews the internal and external conflicts which exacerbated the social, legal, economic and political problems suffered by these territories. Neglect by corrupt administrators created a two-speed British Empire in which the interests of the smaller colonies were largely ignored. The consequences for these territories of European dynastic wars, the slave trade and emancipation, the French Revolution, and the American War of Independence are all analysed. No other published history has tackled the subject in such broad terms. The study breaks new ground in academic research and provides original insights into identifying solutions to current problems.
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Translating the Relics of St James

From Jerusalem to Compostela

Author: Antón M. Pazos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317007182

Category: History

Page: 242

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Analysing the narration of the translatio of the body of Saint James from Palestine to Santiago de Compostela and its impact on the historical and biblical construction of Jacobean pilgrimages, this book presents an interdisciplinary approach to the two cities at the centre of the legend: Jerusalem and Compostela. Using a range of political, anthropological, historical and sociological approaches, the contributors consider archaeological research into Palestine in the early centuries and explore the traditions, iconography, and literary and social impact of the translatio on the current reality of pilgrimages to Compostela.
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