The West Indies and the Spanish Main
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.
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