Settler Society in the English Leeward Islands

    Settler Society in the English Leeward Islands

    1670-1776

    Natalie A Zacek

    Cambridge University Press 2010

    Hardback 309pp

    9780521190442   Product Code: 21740

    Natalie A Zacek's study is the first history of the federated colony of the Leeward Islands - Antigua, Montserrat, Nevis and St Kitts - to cover all four islands in the period from their independence from Barbados in 1670 to the outbreak of the American Revolution. Discussing subjects including religious diversity, sexuality and social control, Zacek examines the planters' attempts to establish recognizably English societies in tropical islands with economies based on plantation agriculture and African slavery.

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