My interest in Carmichael was kindled by the key role he played from 1865 to 1871 as intermediary between the rebel Maya Indians of Santa Cruz and the authorities of British Honduras
(and by extension, the British Foreign Office).
By 1861 newly elected President Abraham Lincoln, who had spoken in favor of colonization as early as 1852, might logically be expected to support the idea of colonizing in British Honduras
if the idea was presented to him properly.
bar] ON SHOW: It ain't half hot, but that was no reason to be less than smartly attired while on tour in British Honduras
On April 4, the British settlers in Roatan, with the aid of the visiting superintendent of British Honduras
, finally threw out the small, demoralized Central American Army contingent.
The new book has suggested that Lincoln continued to support colonisation, engaging in secret diplomacy with the British to establish a colony in British Honduras
In addition to the timber-based system and absenteeism, revolts against slavery in Belize displayed tendencies that stemmed from other factors including the rebellious nature of enslaved Africans arriving in British Honduras
Formerly British Honduras
, Belize has a diverse population of 250,000 Afro-Caribbeans, Hispanics, Creoles, mestizos, Mayans and others.
n It was colonised by the British from 1638 and until 1973 was known as British Honduras
From there, Garifuna refugees eventually made their way to the mainland of Central America, settling mainly in Honduras, Guatemala and Belize, which was known as British Honduras
until its independence in 1981.
Papers show Lincoln personally met agents for the then-colonies of British Honduras
and British Guiana and authorised them to go into the camps of the recently freed slaves and find recruits.
However, in the early 19 th century duty was placed on imported woods other than that shipped from the Colonies, so Spanish mahogany was replaced by that from British Honduras
, which was lighter and less fine to work.
Belize, formerly known as British Honduras
, is a tiny country wedged between Mexico and Guatemala below the Yucatan Peninsula on the Caribbean side.