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Hubs of empire : the Southeastern Lowcountry and British Caribbean

Author: Matthew Mulcahy
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.
Series: Regional perspectives on early America.
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"In Hubs of Empire, Matthew Mulcahy argues that it is useful to view Barbados, Jamaica, and the British Leeward Islands, along with the South Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry, as a single region. Separated by thousands of miles of ocean but united by shared history and economic interest, these territories formed the Greater Caribbean. Although the Greater Caribbean does not loom large in the historical imaginations
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Mulcahy
ISBN: 9781421414690 1421414694 9781421414706 1421414708
OCLC Number: 879584078
Description: viii, 244 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Rethinking Regions in Colonial British America --
Chapter One. Plundering and Planting the Greater Caribbean --
The Greater Caribbean --
Native Peoples and Native Societies --
Early English Incursions : Privateering and the Tobacco Trade --
Colonization of the Leeward Islands and Barbados --
Chapter Two. The Sweet Negotiation of Sugar --
Tobacco and Cotton Societies --
"This King of Sweets" --
The Rise of Slavery --
Leeward Island Transitions --
Chapter Three. Jamaica --
Jamaica and the Western Design --
Planting, Plunder, and Trade --
"A Constant Mine" --
Chapter Four. "Carolina in ye West Indies" --
The Colony of a Colony --
The Rice Revolution --
The Greater Lowcountry --
Chapter Five. "In Miserable Slavery" --
The Slave Trade --
The World of Work --
The Reaper's Garden --
Family Life, Culture, and Religion --
Resistance and Rebellion --
Chapter Six. Creole Societies --
Social Divisions --
Life in a Region of Death --
Women and Family Life --
Social and Cultural Life --
Chapter Seven. Trade, Politics, and War in the Eighteenth Century --
"A Grand Marine Empire" --
Local and Imperial Politics --
Warfare --
Eighteenth Century Conflicts --
The Treaty of Paris --
Epilogue: The Political Crises of 1760s --
Essay on Sources.
Series Title: Regional perspectives on early America.
Responsibility: Matthew Mulcahy (Loyola University Maryland).
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