British West Indies


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British West Indies:

see West IndiesWest Indies,
archipelago, between North and South America, curving c.2,500 mi (4,020 km) from Florida to the coast of Venezuela and separating the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico from the Atlantic Ocean.
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; West Indies FederationWest Indies Federation,
former federation of 10 British West Indian territories formed in 1958. Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and Barbados were the principal members, but the federation included most of the Leeward and Windward islands, then under British control.
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Amidst the mounting pressures of the Great Depression, the colonial edifice of the British West Indies once again began to shake.
Mayo feared that Pan American would relocate to Cuba, leaving Jamaica and therefore the British West Indies because of 'unduly high' charges.
Only West Indians is aimed at determining the factors that shape Creole nationalism in the British West Indies. The work addresses the issues of creole identity during colonialism and in the post-colonial era.
On 22 December Cape Air started flying between San Juan, Puerto Rico and Anguilla in the British West Indies, complementing its existing Caribbean service for San Juan, St.
Resistance to slavery in the British West Indies (Ithaca: Cornell University Press 1982); M.
Because of the efforts of Methodists like Hammet and his black assistants, as well as the many white and black Moravian missionaries already there, fully one quarter of the black population of the British West Indies embraced Christianity by the time Britain's Parliament forced emancipation on Anglo-Caribbean planters in 1832.
Where is Simon, Sandy?, is based on a true story and young readers will enjoy learning about the British West Indies as they are reminded about this culture's rich history.
The British parliament's Abolition of Slavery Bill came into effect on 1 August, 1834, and the former slaves in the British West Indies turned that day into an annual celebration of their liberation.
luxury residential community in the prosperous island of Antigua, British West Indies.
For those in search of a world-class rum at a bargain basement price, the end-all assuredly is Tortuga Gold 12-Year, a character-laden dark rum from the British West Indies. While somewhat hobbled by a painfully ordinary exterior, it is magnificent where it counts.
The first leg of the voyage was a journey from the East to West Coast taking the crew from Virginia to the British West Indies, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Mexico and then to San Francisco.
They are Australia's Ian Ashcroft; Gary and Terrie Baker and Dave Kaltenbach, all from Ohio; Kentucky's Gwendolyn Christon; Roderick Rynke, from Illinois; James Nilsson Jr., of Connecticut; and Woody Foster, hailing from the British West Indies.

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