Englishmen Transplanted: The English Colonization of Barbados 1627-1660

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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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Overview

'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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199253890
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 10/9/2003
  • 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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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
1. Introduction
2. First Impressions
3. Establishing a Colony 1625-1660
4. Transplanting Institutions
5. Making Money in the English Atlantic Economy
6. Finding Workers
7. Seeking Opportunity and Financing the Sugar Revolution
8. Creating an Orderly Society
9. Afterword: Lasting Impressions
Bibliography
Index

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