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Islanders in the Stream: A History of the Bahamian People : From Aboriginal Times to the End of Slavery
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Georgia Pr
Publication date April 1, 1999
Pages 455
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780820321226
ISBN-10 0820321222
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.45 lbs.
Original list price $35.95
Other format details university press
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From two leading historians of Bahamian history comes this groundbreaking work on a unique archipelagic nation. Islanders in the Stream is not only the first comprehensive chronicle of the Bahamian people, it is also the first work of its kind and scale for any Caribbean nation. This comprehensive volume details the full, extraordinary history of all the people who have ever inhabited the islands and explains the evolution of a Bahamian national identity within the framework of neighboring territories in similar circumstances.

Divided into three sections, this volume covers the period from aboriginal times to the end of formal slavery in 1838. The first part includes authoritative accounts of Columbus’s first landfall in the New World on San Salvador island, his voyage through the Bahamas, and the ensuing disastrous collision of European and native Arawak cultures. Covering the islands’ initial settlement, the second section ranges from the initial European incursions and the first English settlements through the lawless era of pirate misrule to Britain’s official takeover and development of the colony in the eighteenth century. The third, and largest, section offers a full analysis of Bahamian slave society through the great influx of Empire Loyalists and their slaves at the end of the American Revolution to the purported achievement of full freedom for the slaves in 1838.

This work is both a pioneering social history and a richly illustrated narrative modifying previous Eurocentric interpretations of the islands’ early history. Written to appeal to Bahamians as well as all those interested in Caribbean history, Islanders in the Stream looks at the islands and their people in their fullest contexts, constituting not just the most thorough view of Bahamian history to date but a major contribution to Caribbean historiography.



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from Univ of Georgia Pr (August 1, 1992)
9780820313825 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 2.00 lbs | List price $60.00
About: From two leading historians of Bahamian history comes this groundbreaking work on a unique archipelagic nation.
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Reprint edition from Univ of Georgia Pr (April 1, 1999)
9780820321226 | details & prices | 455 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $35.95
About: From two leading historians of Bahamian history comes this groundbreaking work on a unique archipelagic nation.

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