by Robert Barlas, Yong Jui Lin

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The author presents a detailed description of the history of the Bahamas with emphasis on the significant role that it played in relation to the United States. During the Civil War, the Bahamas supplied the southern states with supplies after President Lincoln ordered a blockade on the South. Also during Prohibition the Bahamas supplied illegal alcohol to speakeasies in the United States. Because of the protected bays throughout the over 700 significant Bahamian Islands, notorious pirates, including two women, Anne Bonny and Mary Read, buried their treasures on the islands. These interesting bits of information are offered as a foundation for exploring the various other aspects of life in the Bahamas. A thorough portrayal of the "true, true" Bahamian, talking Bahamian, art, festivals, government, economy, religion, lifestyle, food and types of leisure activities is included. This is part of the "Cultures of the World" series. 2000, Marshall Cavendish Corporation, Ages 13 to 18, $35.64. Reviewer: Leila Toledo—Children's Literature

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Cavendish Square Publishing
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Cultures of the World 20 Series
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
11 Years

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