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An Historical Account of the Island of St Vincent : Cass Library of West Indian Studies - Charles Shepard

An Historical Account of the Island of St Vincent

Cass Library of West Indian Studies

Hardcover Published: 9th September 1997
ISBN: 9780714619514
Number Of Pages: 320

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Charles Shephard, a legal officer of the island of Saint Vincent, made no attempt at objectivity in his account of the great 1795 Carib rebellion, this book being dedicated to the British survivors. But having had access to several contemporary diaries and having interviewed survivors, he was able to correct and expand the narratives of Bryan Edwards and Dr Coke, making this work the most detailed account of the overthrow of a unique people.

topographical description
botanic garden
revenue coin
early history
yellow and black Caribs
cession in 1763
sale of lands
first war, 1772
Treaty of Peace, 1773
separate government
capture by the French
French government
restoration of the island, 1783
consequences of the French Revolution
behaviour of the French and Caribs
insurrection in 1795
disastrous expedition to Windward
proceedings in the Leeward Quarter
arrival of troops
Dorsetshire Hill stormed
Chatoyer killed
post at Chateaubelair
Calliaqua burnt
arrival of the 46 Regiment
a camp at Calliaqua
rangers formed
Duvalle's settlement taken
the Caribs at the Vigie
attack on Calliaqua
Dorsetshire Hill taken and retaken
reinforcement arrived
movement on the Vigie
enemy driven from the Vigie
Caribs retreat to Mount Young
post at Owia
escape of the Caribs
their camp at Wallibo
reinforcement from Saint Lucia
Lafond's Hill
skirmishes at Morne a Garou and amusements
attack at Morne Ronde
General Myers arrived
Owia taken
attack and retreat from the Vigie
evacuated by the enemy
arrival of the 40th, 54th, and 59th regiments with General Irwing
attack of the Vigie
evacuation by the enemy
march to Colonaire
General Stewart
English camp taken
arrival of General Hunter
the troops with drawn to Kingstown
the Vigie occupied by the enemy
skirmishes at Miller's Ridge
arrival of General Abercromby
attack on the Vigie
surrender of the French
general orders
Caribs retreat
their removal to Balliceaux
exertions of the rangers, and general surrender
removal to Rattan
expenses of the war
re-establishment of cultivation
Governor William Bentinck
Carb occupancies
Carib settlement at Morne Ronde
Sir George Beckwith
Colonel Browne
Sir Charles Brisbane
eruption of the Souffriere
colonial events
death of the governor
Appendices: quantity of land. (Part contents)
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ISBN: 9780714619514
ISBN-10: 0714619515
Series: Cass Library of West Indian Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 9th September 1997
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 14.61  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1