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Matthew Mulcahy's Hurricanes and Society in the British Greater Caribbean, PDF

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By Matthew Mulcahy

Hurricanes created distinctive demanding situations for the colonists within the British larger Caribbean through the 17th and eighteenth centuries. those storms have been totally new to eu settlers and speedy turned the main feared a part of their actual surroundings, destroying staple vegetation and provisions, leveling plantations and cities, disrupting delivery and alternate, and leading to significant fiscal losses for planters and frequent privation for slaves.

In this learn, Matthew Mulcahy examines how colonists made experience of hurricanes, how they recovered from them, and the function of the storms in shaping the improvement of the region's colonial settlements. Hurricanes and Society within the British higher Caribbean, 1624--1783 presents an invaluable new standpoint on a number of themes together with colonial technological know-how, the plantation financial system, slavery, and private and non-private charity. by way of integrating the West Indies into the bigger tale of British Atlantic colonization, Mulcahy's paintings contributes to early American background, Atlantic background, environmental historical past, and the turning out to be box of catastrophe studies.

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