Englishmen Transplanted: The English Colonization of Barbados 1627-1660 Larry Gragg

ISBN: 9780199253890

Published: August 7th 2003

Hardcover

240 pages


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Englishmen Transplanted: The English Colonization of Barbados 1627-1660  by  Larry Gragg

Englishmen Transplanted: The English Colonization of Barbados 1627-1660 by Larry Gragg
August 7th 2003 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 240 pages | ISBN: 9780199253890 | 7.23 Mb

Larry Gragg challenges the prevailing view of the 17th-century English planters of Barbados as architects of a social disaster. Most historians have described them as profligate and immoral, as grasping capitalists who exploited their servants andMoreLarry Gragg challenges the prevailing view of the 17th-century English planters of Barbados as architects of a social disaster. Most historians have described them as profligate and immoral, as grasping capitalists who exploited their servants and slaves in a quest for quick riches in the cultivation of sugar.

Yet, they were more than rapacious entrepreneurs. Like English emigrants to other regions in the empire, sugar planters transplanted many familiar governmental and legal institutions, eagerly started families, abided traditional views about the social order and resisted compromises in their diet, apparel and housing, despite their tropical setting. Seldom becoming absentee planters, these Englishmen developed an extraordinary attraction to Barbados, where they saw themselves, as one group of planters explained in a petition, as being Englishmen transplanted.



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