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The West Indies and the Spanish Main

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Author: James Rodway
Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 91,418 / 275 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 27.4
LoC Category: F
Downloads: 488
Added to site: 2010.06.15
mnybks.net#: 28148
Genre: History
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nd their losses--Captain Jenkins' ear--Another war with Spain--Admiral Vernon takes Porto Bello--His failure at Carthagena--English exploits.

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SLAVE INSURRECTIONS AND BUSH NEGROES 207-236

Sufferings of the planters from war--Barbados alone as having never fallen to the enemy--Internal difficulties--Ferocity of slaves and cruelty of their punishments--The Maroons of Jamaica and bush negroes in Guiana--Slave insurrections--Abortive plots in Barbados--Troubles in Jamaica--Revolt in Antigua--The great slave insurrection in Berbice--The whites driven from the colony--Haunts of the Guiana bush negroes--Surinam in continual fear of their raids--Expeditions sent against them--Treaties--Great insurrection in Jamaica and suppression of the Maroons.

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THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THE SEAS 237-255

Downfall of Spain--England and France--Contraband traffic of the Dutch and Danes--Advantages of neutrality--The Jews in the islands--They support the buccaneers--The great war--England agains

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