Gateways to the New World: Bermuda, the Bahamas, and the Shaping of the Americas (Hardback)Keith L. Tinker (author)
Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 30/12/2016
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Though often marginalized in histories of the Atlantic World, Bermuda and the Bahamas have been key in shaping the Americas. Their strategic location at the crossroad of New World commerce created opportunity for colonization and trade that few other colonies enjoyed. In this ambitious volume, Keith Tinker weaves a chronology that begins with the Age of Exploration and the arrival of Europeans in the Bahamas in 1492. He examines the role of these two archipelagos from the Revolutionary War and the Civil War through Prohibition, the Cold War, and the Space Age. Tinker concludes with a look at how these former havens for Atlantic pirates have transformed into financial and tourist meccas. Full of intrigue and development, economic boom and bust, piracy and philanthropy, and cultural and social warfare, Gateways to the New World is unique in its representation of the active, rather than just reactionary, roles that these island nations have played in the emergence of the Atlantic World.
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 825 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 16 mm
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