Danish West Indies


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Danish West Indies:

see Virgin IslandsVirgin Islands,
group of about 100 small islands, West Indies, E of Puerto Rico. The islands are divided politically between the United States and Great Britain. Although constituting the westernmost part of the Lesser Antilles, the Virgin Islands form a geological unit with
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 of the United States.
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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's outstanding analysis of conditions relating to the health of slaves in the Danish West Indies (now U.
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.
The importance of Oldendorp's book cannot be by-passed: a 764 pages "thick" description of colonial life, paying attention to miniscule aspects of both slave and planter life in the then Danish West Indies.
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.
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.
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.
John in the former Danish West Indies, present-day American Virgin Islands.
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.
announced that negotiations for purchase of the Virgin Islands, or the Danish West Indies, had been completed.

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