Englishmen Transplanted: The English Colonization of Barbados 1627-1660

Englishmen Transplanted: The English Colonization of Barbados 1627-1660

by Larry Dale Gragg, Larry Gragg
     
 

'Englishmen Transplanted' challenges the widely accepted view of seventeenth-century Barbados planters as reckless fortune seekers who failed to create a viable society in the tropics. Rather, it argues they were settlers eager to transplant what was familiar to them: political and religious institutions, the nuclear family, and traditional views about social

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'Englishmen Transplanted' challenges the widely accepted view of seventeenth-century Barbados planters as reckless fortune seekers who failed to create a viable society in the tropics. Rather, it argues they were settlers eager to transplant what was familiar to them: political and religious institutions, the nuclear family, and traditional views about social order, housing, and apparel.

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"Thoroughly researched, well-designed, and clearly argued, Gragg describes more comprehensively than any previous historian the tremendous changes that took place in Barbados within a very short time span."—Richard S. Dunn, New West Indian Guide

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199253890
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/09/2003
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.60(d)

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University of Missouri-Rolla

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