Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy, "An Empire Divided: The American Revolution and the British Caribbean "
English | ISBN: 0812217322 | 2000 | 376 pages | EPUB | 3 MB
There were 26-not 13-British colonies in America in 1776. Of these, the six colonies in the Caribbean-Jamaica, Barbados, the Leeward Islands, Grenada and Tobago, St. Vincent; and Dominica-were among the wealthiest. These island colonies were closely related to the mainland by social ties and tightly connected by trade. In a period when most British colonists in North America lived less than 200 miles inland and the major cities were all situated along the coast, the ocean often acted as a highway between islands and mainland rather than a barrier.