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A True and Exact History of the Island of Barbados

A True and Exact History of the Island of Barbados [Kindle Edition]

Richard Ligon , Karen Ordahl Kupperman

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"Ligon's True and Exact History of the Island of Barbados is the most significant book-length English text written about the Caribbean in the seventeenth century. [It] allows one to see the contested process behind the making of the Caribbean sugar/African slavery complex.

Kupperman is one of the leading scholars of the early modern Atlantic world. . . . I cannot think of any scholar better prepared to write an Introduction that places Ligon, his text, and Barbados in an Atlantic historical context.

The Introduction is quite thorough, readable, and accurate; the notes [are] exemplary!"
-Susan Parrish, University of Michigan

"A foundational text for the history and literature of the early Caribbean and the early Americas. Kupperman's expert Introduction and annotations . . . make this important text come alive for scholarly and undergraduate audiences alike. In all aspects, this edition is a model of historical and textual scholarship."
-Ralph Robert Bauer, University of Maryland

"Scholars, students, and general readers will applaud and greatly appreciate the context Kupperman provides in her highly informative, insightful Introduction and notes. This volume offers readers the opportunity to explore Ligon's world and times, when sugar and black slavery were dramatically and aggressively transforming Caribbean society and contributing to English economic, maritime, and imperial strength."
-David Barry Gaspar, Duke University

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1300 KB
  • Print Length: 209 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B00847RHVG
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co. (1 Sep 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008KNO9CE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #223,188 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A much-needed modern edition of a neglected classic 26 Jun 2013
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Richard Ligon's history and natural history of Barbados was much prized in the 18th century, and it remains important for historians in many fields.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Do you like History? 2 Dec 2012
By barbara schubart - Published on
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If you are interested in early Barbados and how the people lived and survived this is a read
you will enjoy. I did very much. I was disapointed that I didn't find much info on my
family, the Howell family, but I loved reading about it's settlement. I'm glad I bought it
thru Amazon and I will keep it in my library.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very enthralling 4 May 2014
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As a descendant of Irish immigrants, I am horrified to learn how my ancestors were treated and am amazed at the stalwart composure of these same people. I understand so much of how I am from how my bloodline has adapted and prospered in spite of this terrible journey that those of my past have had to endure.
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