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.
Providence Island, 1630-1641: The Other Puritan Colonyby Karen Ordahl Kupperman
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.
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