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'Englishmen Transplanted': The English Colonization of Barbados 1627-1660

Larry Gragg


This book challenges the notion that the 17th-century English planters of Barbados were architects of a social disaster. These planters were not simply profligate, immoral, and grasping capitalists who exploited their servants and slaves in a quest for quick riches in the cultivation of sugar. To be sure, they quickly transformed the island's economy from one of semi-subsistence to the most successful plantation economy in the seventeenth-century English empire. Yet, they, like English emigrants to other regions in the empire, transplanted many familiar governmental, religious, and legal insti ... More

Keywords: Barbados, sugar, servants, slaves, government, family, religion, emigrants

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199253890
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253890.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Larry Gragg, author
Professor of History, University of Missouri-Rolla
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