One hundred Stubbs Slaves Escape to Haiti and Seventy Exuma Slaves illegally transported to Cuba 1822

For the 170 Bahama slaves who left the colony sometime in early 1822, (100 to Haiti and 70 to Cuba), ...
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Armed White Men and Trusted Slaves Protect Salt Trade Exuma 1742

Few people remember that in the 18th and early century, Exuma was once a major salt producer, for the Bahama ...
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“In the disgrace of humanity” whipping of the Rolle female slaves from Exuma 1830

If a slave ran away from his master, in the Bahama Islands, as quite a number of them did, there ...
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“But You Must Not Forget That At Present You Are Slaves” Nassau 1833

By rights, the 'You Are Still Slaves' Proclamation of 1833, should have been written, and read by Governor James Carmichael ...
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Loyalists Seize Political Power in Nassau 1784

British Loyalists, after the American War of Independence, largely, had two choices. Britain offered them refuge in Canada or they ...
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Dreams of Vineyards for Bahama Islands 1735

There were several half-hearted, well meaning attempts to colonise the Bahamas after the genocide of the native Lucayans. Pirates and ...
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Bahamas Governor John Gregory born in Canterbury, England 1795

The historical significance of Canterbury to British history, is perhaps equal to the historical significance of an Arch, named after ...
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“Totally subversive to the rights of property” Bahamas Government on Abolition 1833

Much of the legal debate surrounding ending slavery in the British West Indies didn't turn on the question of morality, ...
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The Slavery Compensation Records 1838

The Slavery Compensation Records for the Bahamas make for interesting and sobering reading. There were 1,109 uncontested claims and 24 ...
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Erasing History – Where Have All the Freetowns gone? 1893

So far, we know the Bahamas had three. Could there have been more? There probably was. At some point in ...
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