Language Contact in the Danish West Indies
discusses some interesting examples of the Virgin Islands Dutch Creole varieties of the Afro-Caribbean and Euro-Caribbean communities, named Negerhollands and Hoch Kreol respectively, suggesting fundamental differences in the grammars of these varieties that can be traced back to some extent to the ancestral languages of these communities.
Niklas Jensen has published an outstanding analysis of the political, social, and medical conditions relating to the health of slaves in the Danish West Indies
(13) It is, however, commonly thought that at least 40 to 50 % of enslaved Africans perished in almost every slave ship that left Africa bound to the Danish West Indies
. Poor treatment, poor nutrient, poor ventilation, overcrowding and diseases, combined to create havoc on board the slave ships bound to the Americas.
Held together by networks of white and black evangelicals, this revival of religion encompassed a western Atlantic littoral spiritual community which included low-country South Carolina and Georgia, parts of coastal North Carolina, the British and Danish West Indies
, and many of the people of African descent who lived there.
Many Sephardi Jews of the Danish West Indies
eventually emigrated to the United States and became eminently successful.
Croix, Danish West Indies
, Harrison arrived in New York in 1900, finishing high school in 1907.
Despite the Moravians' belief that slavery was part of the divinely ordained social order, colonial authorities began a harassment campaign to expel the Moravians from the Danish West Indies
. The missionaries and Rebecca were imprisoned after they refused to take an oath in court.
Blyden travelled from the then Danish West Indies
to Liberia at age 18.
Croix in the Danish West Indies
in 1883, Harrison permanently settled in New York in 1900, where he attended high school at night and worked a variety of unskilled day jobs.
The islands were part of the Danish West Indies
when Governor-General Peter Von Scholten issued an emancipation proclamation freeing slaves on July 3, 3, 1848, nearly 17 years before American slaves were freed by the 13th Amendment.
She omitted Chicago, her birthplace, from the autobiographical note she wrote for her publisher and sometimes said she had been born in the Virgin Islands or Danish West Indies
; she maintained that she had gone to school in Denmark for a while, but there are no passport records showing that she ever went there at all.