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Gateways to the New World free pdf Though often marginalized in histories of the Atlantic World, Bermuda and the Bahamas have been key in shaping the Americas. Their strategic location at the crossroad of New World commerce created opportunity for colonization and trade that few other colonies enjoyed. In this ambitious volume, Keith Tinker weaves a chronology that begins with the Age of Exploration and the arrival of Europeans in the Bahamas in 1492. He examines the role of these two archipelagos from the Revolutionary War and the Civil War through Prohibition, the Cold War, and the Space Age. Tinker concludes with a look at how these former havens for Atlantic pirates have transformed into financial and tourist meccas. Full of intrigue and development, economic boom and bust, piracy and philanthropy, and cultural and social warfare, Gateways to the New World is unique in its representation of the active, rather than just reactionary, roles that these island nations have played in the emergence of the Atlantic World.

About Keith L. Tinker

Keith L. Tinker , executive director of the National Museum of the Bahamas, is the author of several books, including The Migration of Peoples from the Caribbean to the Bahamas .

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Author : Keith L. Tinker
Publisher : University Press of Florida
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ISBN : 081306113X
EAN : 9780813061139
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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