The History of Jamaica from 1494 to 1838
This is a lively and richly illustrated history of the island of Jamaica from its discovery (1494) to the abolition of slavery (1838). Find more about the arrival of Columbus, the Spanish dominion, the English (Cromwell) capture in 1655 and the birth of the dreadful buccaneers of Port Royal (Henry Morgan)! Slaves are at the heart of the history of Jamaica: some fled from the plantations to become the feared Maroons (they almost ruined the entire colony), others like Tacky rebelled against the Whites. In the 18th century, Jamaica became a giant cane field as sugar represented the true wealth of the island. But everything stopped in 1838. The author has given priority to ancient testimonies to make it more exciting and lively.