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Subject: [USVI] St. Eustatius, other West Indies islands
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 11:38:48 EST
In a message dated 1/10/2001 7:31:59 PM Pacific Standard Time,
<< Does anyone know anything about where/who might have records of St.
Eustatius for the 1770s forward? I understand the British occupied it in 1781
them from aiding the "Rebels" in America. I think many Statius residents
to other islands. >>
Bonjour, listers! For background on the interplay of forces in the
Caribbean during the time of the American War for Independence - read the
most interesting "The First Salute" by noted historian Barbara Tuchman.
Almost the whole first one-third of this 300 page book deals with essential
events in West Indies that bore on or influenced the course of that war - or
presaged it. It includes many West Indian surnames and references; there is
quite a lot about 'Statia.
Clarifies the understanding - and is a good read, too.
Alfred Knopf, publisher - 1988 - ISBN 0-394-55333-0. Should be findable in
many second-hand/used book stores.
Cheers to all,