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The Swing to the South

Peter J. Marshall

in Remaking the British Atlantic: The United States and the British Empire after American Independence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640355
eISBN:
9780191739279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640355.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the closing stages of the American war Britain gave priority to the defence of the West Indies, regarded as a British asset of the utmost national importance, over efforts to subdue the mainland ... More


Honoring Ancestors in Sacred Space: The Archaeology of an Eighteenth-Century African-Bahamian Cemetery

Grace Turner

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781683400202
eISBN:
9781683400493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400202.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This book examines the history of a black cemetery through archaeology. Archaeological evidence suggests that the cemetery was deliberately established on the waterfront in the early eighteenth ... More


Freedom and Resistance: A Social History of Black Loyalists in the Bahamas

Christopher Curry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054476
eISBN:
9780813053110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054476.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

A popular misconception about the American Revolution is that it was largely contained within the continental boundaries of North America. However, the American Revolution neither ended with the ... More


The U.S. Coastal Passageand Caribbean Spaces of Freedom

Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie

in Fugitive Slaves and Spaces of Freedom in North America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056036
eISBN:
9780813053806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056036.003.0012
Subject:
History, African-American History

In November 1841, the U.S. slaver Creole transporting 135 slaves from Richmond to New Orleans was seized by nineteen slave rebels who steered the ship to the British Bahamas, where all secured their ... More


Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami before 1940

Julio Capó

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635200
eISBN:
9781469635217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635200.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Poised on the edge of the United States and at the center of a wider Caribbean world, today’s Miami is marketed as an international tourist hub that embraces gender and sexual difference. As Julio ... More


Atmosphere and climate

Ned Horning, Julie A. Robinson, Eleanor J. Sterling, Woody Turner, and Sacha Spector

in Remote Sensing for Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199219940
eISBN:
9780191917417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199219940.003.0015
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

There is a compelling need for environmental managers to consider atmospheric and climatic impacts upon the systems they manage. Pounds et al. (2006) ... More


Humanitarian Reform, Model Cottages, and the Habitational Landscape of Slavery on a Bahama Island

Allan D. Meyers

in Archaeology of Domestic Landscapes of the Enslaved in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781683400912
eISBN:
9781683401322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400912.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In the wake of the American Revolution, exiled British Loyalists transformed the landscapes of the Bahama Archipelago. They developed sprawling plantation complexes on outlying islands where only ... More


The Ayatollah’s Shadow

Gholam R. Afkhami

in The Life and Times of the Shah

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253285
eISBN:
9780520942165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253285.003.0024
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The shah and the queen arrived in the Bahamas on 30 March 1979. The shah's American assistants counseled him to stay on the island, which made him feel imprisoned, helpless, and suspicious. The ... More


Funky Nassau: Roots, Routes, and Representation in Bahamian Popular Music

Timothy Rommen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520265684
eISBN:
9780520948754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265684.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book examines the role music has played in the formation of the political and national identity of the Bahamas. It analyzes Bahamian musical life as it has been influenced and shaped by the ... More


Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora in the Wider Caribbean

Philippe Zacaïr (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034614
eISBN:
9780813039053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034614.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Over the past ten years, political debates, legal disputes, and rising violence associated with the presence of Haitian migrants have flared up throughout the Caribbean basin in such places as ... More


Nassau's Gone Funky: Sounding Some Themes in Bahamian Music

Timothy Rommen

in Funky Nassau: Roots, Routes, and Representation in Bahamian Popular Music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520265684
eISBN:
9780520948754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265684.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter suggests that music in the Bahamas has been deeply influenced and shaped by three separate but deeply interrelated themes embedded in the chapter's epigraphs: the physical interposition ... More


“Muddy da Water”: Provincializing the Center, or Recentering the Periphery through Rake-n-Scrape

Timothy Rommen

in Funky Nassau: Roots, Routes, and Representation in Bahamian Popular Music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520265684
eISBN:
9780520948754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265684.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter's recollections provide a conceptual frame because they offer a glimpse at the terminological slippage at play in speaking of rake-n-scrape, a genre that was known as goombay music, and ... More


“Calypso Island”: Exporting the Local, Particularizing the Region, and Developing the Sounds of Goombay

Timothy Rommen

in Funky Nassau: Roots, Routes, and Representation in Bahamian Popular Music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520265684
eISBN:
9780520948754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265684.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explores the musical dimensions of the goombay years. It does so by taking seriously the concerns raised by Mimi Sheller's epigraph over tourist expectations in places like the Bahamas ... More


“Gone ta Bay”: Institutionalizing Junkanoo, Festivalizing the Nation

Timothy Rommen

in Funky Nassau: Roots, Routes, and Representation in Bahamian Popular Music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520265684
eISBN:
9780520948754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265684.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter's description of Junior Junkanoo and Sting captures the place of Junkanoo in the Bahamas. On the one hand, Junkanoo is widely understood as the quintessential marker of national ... More


“A New Day Dawning”: Cosmopolitanism, Roots, and Identity in the Postcolony

Timothy Rommen

in Funky Nassau: Roots, Routes, and Representation in Bahamian Popular Music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520265684
eISBN:
9780520948754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265684.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The idea of the postcolony was born on July 10, 1973, and the newly independent Bahamas celebrated with Junkanoo, a new national anthem, and monuments to music and culture such as the album A Nation ... More


Same Place, Divergent Destinies

Harm De Blij

in The Power of Place: Geography, Destiny, and Globalization's Rough Landscape

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195367706
eISBN:
9780197562628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195367706.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Social and Political Geography

Dramatic media pictures of desperate would-be mobals clinging to overcrowded boats, climbing over border fences, or running across unguarded wasteland confirm ... More


The Magic City

N. D. B. Connolly

in A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226115146
eISBN:
9780226135250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226135250.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This is the first of two chapters to explore the early development and experience of residential segregation in South Florida between the 1890s and early 1920s. It focuses on how city officials, ... More


Grapevine in the Slave Market: African American Geopolitical Literacy and the 1841 Creole Revolt

Phillip Troutman

in The Chattel Principle: Internal Slave Trades in the Americas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103557
eISBN:
9780300129472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103557.003.0009
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter begins with the successful inversion of United States slave traders' network of communication and transportation. In November 1841, a group of at least nineteen enslaved African American ... More


The Kelsall Affair: A Black Bahamian Family's Odyssey in Turbulent 1840s Cuba

Manuel Barcia Paz

in The Chattel Principle: Internal Slave Trades in the Americas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103557
eISBN:
9780300129472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103557.003.0012
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on Major General Sir Francis Cockburn's letter to the British consul in Havana, Joseph Tucker Crawford. Major Cockburn was the commander in chief and governor of the Bahamas. The ... More


South Sea Pirates Sail North, 1674–1688

Mark G. Hanna

in Pirate Nests and the Rise of the British Empire, 1570-1740

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469617947
eISBN:
9781469617961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617947.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the political reasons why the North American port communities of Boston, Newport, Charles Town, and New Providence in the Bahamas during the period 1674–1688 openly welcomed the ... More


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