Caribbean

Born in the West Indies; Secretary of State in the Confederate Government, Benjamin ended his career as a successful barrister in London. By Charles Curran.

Proclamation by Victor Hugues abolishing slavery

H.J.K. Jenkins profiles a dictator and liberator in the West Indies under the first French Republic.

From 1861-65, writes Richard Drysdale, during the American Civil War, Nassau in the Bahamas thrived on trade with the Confederacy.

Esmond Wright explains how, during the American War of Independence, the island of Bermuda was in sympathetic touch with Patriots as well as with Loyalists.

Rogers (right) receives a map of New Providence Island from his son, in a painting by William Hogarth (1729)Rogers (right) receives a map of New Providence Island from his son, in a painting by William Hogarth (1729)

M. Foster Farley describes the life of a great mariner and intrepid privateer; Woodes Rogers was at length appointed by a grateful government Governor-in-Chief of the Bahamas.

Harold Kurtz traces colonial influence from the days of Cromwell, to those of Napoleon.

Harold Kurtz analyses Spanish predominance in the sixteenth-century West Indies.

Roderick Cavaliero introduces Admiral Pierre Andre de Suffren, an eighteenth century legend of the French navy.

C.E. Hamshere describes how the famous Pirate-Governor of Jamaica helped to bring to an end Spanish control of the Caribbean Sea.

Hugh Carleton Greene heads to the Caribbean to find a long-lost relative.