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The Resource Apocalypse 1692 : empire, slavery, and the great Port Royal earthquake, Ben Hughes ; maps by Tracy Dungan

Apocalypse 1692 : empire, slavery, and the great Port Royal earthquake, Ben Hughes ; maps by Tracy Dungan

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Apocalypse 1692 : empire, slavery, and the great Port Royal earthquake
Title
Apocalypse 1692
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empire, slavery, and the great Port Royal earthquake
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Ben Hughes ; maps by Tracy Dungan
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eng
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"A haven for pirates and the center of the New World's frenzied trade in slaves and sugar, Port Royal, Jamaica, was a notorious cutthroat settlement where enormous fortunes were gained for the fledgling English empire. But on June 7, 1692, it all came to a catastrophic end. Drawing on research carried out in Europe, the Caribbean, and the United States, Apocalypse 1692: Empire, Slavery, and the Great Port Royal Earthquake by Ben Hughes opens in a post-Glorious Revolution London where two Jamaica-bound voyages are due to depart. A seventy-strong fleet will escort the Earl of Inchiquin, the newly appointed governor, to his residence at Port Royal, while the Hannah, a slaver belonging to the Royal African Company, will sail south to pick up human cargo in West Africa before setting out across the Atlantic on the infamous Middle Passage. Utilizing little-known first-hand accounts and other primary sources, Apocalypse 1692 intertwines several related themes: the slave rebellion that led to the establishment of the first permanent free black communities in the New World; the raids launched between English Jamaica and Spanish Santo Domingo; and the bloody repulse of a full-blown French invasion of the island in an attempt to drive the English from the Caribbean. The book also features the most comprehensive account yet written of the massive earthquake and tsunami which struck Jamaica in 1692, resulting in the deaths of thousands, and sank a third of the city beneath the sea. From the misery of everyday life in the sugar plantations, to the ostentation and double-dealings of the plantocracy; from the adventures of former-pirates-turned-treasure-hunters to the debauchery of Port Royal, Apocalypse 1692 exposes the lives of the individuals who made late seventeenth-century Jamaica the most financially successful, brutal, and scandalously corrupt of all of England's nascent American colonies."--Amazon.com
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contains biographical information
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Hughes, Ben
Dewey number
972.9203
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Dungan, T. D.
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  • Port Royal (Jamaica)
  • Slavery
  • Slave insurrections
  • Earthquakes
  • Tsunamis
  • Earthquakes
  • Slave insurrections
  • Slavery
  • Tsunamis
  • Jamaica
  • Jamaica
  • NATURE / Natural Disasters
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Apocalypse 1692 : empire, slavery, and the great Port Royal earthquake, Ben Hughes ; maps by Tracy Dungan
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-264) and index
Contents
Chronology -- Prologue -- 1. The West Indies fleet -- 2. As hot as Hell, and as wicked as the Devil -- 3. Black ivory -- 4. Plantation slavery in the New World -- 5. No peace beyond the line -- 6. The decline and fall of the Earl of Inchiquin -- 7. A dismal calamity -- 8. Inhuman barbarities -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn983824288
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 277 pages
Isbn
9781594162879
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)983824288
Label
Apocalypse 1692 : empire, slavery, and the great Port Royal earthquake, Ben Hughes ; maps by Tracy Dungan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-264) and index
Contents
Chronology -- Prologue -- 1. The West Indies fleet -- 2. As hot as Hell, and as wicked as the Devil -- 3. Black ivory -- 4. Plantation slavery in the New World -- 5. No peace beyond the line -- 6. The decline and fall of the Earl of Inchiquin -- 7. A dismal calamity -- 8. Inhuman barbarities -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn983824288
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 277 pages
Isbn
9781594162879
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)983824288

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