Islanders in the Stream v. 2; From the Ending of Slavery to the Twenty-first Century A History of the Bahamian People

by Michael Craton, Gail Saunders

Islanders in the Stream v. 2; From the Ending of Slavery to the Twenty-first Century A History of the Bahamian People Synopsis

Volume Two of this study examines the social developments of the Bahamas from 1834 to the turn of the 21st century. A product of the New Social History, it recounts adjustments to emancipation made by former masters and former slaves between 1843 and 1900, traces the process of modernization between 1900 and 1973, and concludes with a candid study of social change since 1973, current problems and an analysis of what makes the Bahamas and Bahamians distinctive in the world. The authors interweave broad historical narrative with details drawn from travellers' accounts, autobiographies, private letters, and reconstructed official dispatches and newspaper reports. Illustrated with photographs and original maps, this book is a useful national history.

Islanders in the Stream v. 2; From the Ending of Slavery to the Twenty-first Century A History of the Bahamian People Press Reviews

This is an impressive and comprehensive volume. It is wide-ranging and manages to convey a clear picture of present-day Bahamian society. --Howard Johnson, author of The Bahamas from Slavery to Servitude, 1783-1933

Book Information

ISBN: 9780820322841
Publication date: 30th September 2000
Author: Michael Craton, Gail Saunders
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 584 pages
Categories: History of the Americas, Social & cultural history,

About Michael Craton, Gail Saunders

Michael Craton is a professor of history at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. He is the author of several books, including Empire, Enslavement, and Freedom in the Caribbean and A History of the Bahamas. Gail Saunders is the Archivist of the Bahamas in Nassau; her works include Bahamian Loyalists and Their Slaves and Bahamian Society After Emancipation.

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