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Providence Island, 1630-1641: The Other Puritan Colony
     

Providence Island, 1630-1641: The Other Puritan Colony

by Karen Ordahl Kupperman
 

ISBN-10: 0521352053

ISBN-13: 9780521352055

Pub. Date: 01/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

As a well-planned and well-financed failure, Providence Island offers historians a standard by which to judge other colonies. Examination of its failure reveals the common characteristics in successful settlements, without which a colony's economy could not thrive.

Overview

As a well-planned and well-financed failure, Providence Island offers historians a standard by which to judge other colonies. Examination of its failure reveals the common characteristics in successful settlements, without which a colony's economy could not thrive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521352055
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

List of maps; Preface; Author's note; 1. The Providence Island company and its colony: the program; 2. Founding a colony on Providence Island; 3. Contested authority: the governorship of Captain Philip Bell; 4. Frustrated hopes for economic development; 5. Land and society: the middling planters; 6. Servants into slaves; 7. Military requirements and the people's response; 8. The turbulent religious life of Providence Island; 9. Governing puritan privateers: the governorships of Robert Hunt and Nathaniel Butler; 10. The business history of the Providence Island company; 11. The end and persistence of Providence Island; Appendixes; Biographical essay; Index.

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