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THE SUGAR ISLANDS:  A COLLECTION OF PIECES WRITTEN ABOUT THE WEST INDIES BETWEEN 1928 AND 1953., Waugh, Alec.

Author Name    Waugh, Alec.

Title   THE SUGAR ISLANDS: A COLLECTION OF PIECES WRITTEN ABOUT THE WEST INDIES BETWEEN 1928 AND 1953.

Publisher    Cassell, London, 1958, first edition.

Seller ID   21741

319 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map. "The book is divided into four parts. In the first, the author gives an idea of the background of the West Indies by drawing a detailed picture of the colourful life of Martinique. He then goes on to the history of the islands from the time of their discovery by Columbus at the end of the 15th century; the 16th-century Spanish rule which saw the extermination of the aborigines in the Greater Antilles, the introduction of sugar cane, and the notorious slave trade with the Guinea Coast; the 17th-century challenge of France and England when the Leeward and Windward Islands were disputed - the age of buccaneers; the prosperity and battles of the 18th century, and the movement of id eas with the French Revolution, which led to the liberation of the slaves and the decline of the islands as the planters returned to Europe. He tells the story of a 17th-century Frenchman who joined the famous pirates of Tortuga, and the h i s t o r y o f the long bloodbath that prceeded the declaration of independence of Haiti, the Black Republic. The second part of the book comprises four character sketches, including three stories of black magic, and two sections deal with the i nd iv id ua l ch a rm a nd interest of each of the islands: Montserrat, Barbados, Anguilla, Trinidad, St. Vincent, Tortola, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Saba, Antigua, Dominica and Puerto Rico." Slight rub/scuff to fore-edge of textblock (approx. firs t 4 0 p age s), a fe w tin y s oiling marks on boards, tiny dint at top edge of front board, minor scuff on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, browning on s pine and fla p-f olds , ligh t so iling - mainly on rear panel. Very Good/Good+

Price = 17.50 USD


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