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Bahaman History


The first definite evidence of human settlement in the Bahamas dates to the 7th century AD. A seafaring people, the Taino (who later came to be known to Europeans as "Lucayans") are known to have migrated into the archipelago from Hispaniola and Cuba.

Christopher Columbus made his first landfall in the New World at San Salvador Island (also known as Watling's Island) in the southern Bahamas in 1492. There is believed to have been a population of around 40,000 Lucayans at the time of Columbus' landing, but within a quarter century, the entire people had been virtually eliminated by disease, warfare, and deportation and the imposition of slavery (many Lucayans were taken to Hispaniola as slaves).

English settlers began to arrive in the Bahamas in 1647, which were by that time, virtually unoccupied. The islands became a British crown colony in 1717, and following the American Revolution (1775 to 1783), around 8,000 loyalists and their slaves arrived in the islands. After the ending of slavery on the islands in 1834, the population was further boosted by a steady trickle of fugitive slaves from the United States.

Britain granted full internal self-government to the islands in 1964, and in 1973, the islands became fully independent (although remaining a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, and with the British Queen, Queen Elizabeth II, as Queen of the Bahamas). The Bahamas joined CARICOM (at the time called "Caribbean Community and Common Market") in 1974, and after many years of prolonged economic growth, today has the 3rd highest GDP in the western hemisphere (after the United States and Canada).

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Bahamas (Discovering the Caribbean: History, Politics, and Culture)

By Colleen Madonna Flood Williams

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History of the Bahamas

By Michael Craton

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Abaco, the History of an Out Island and Its Cays

By Steve Dodge

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This expanded and updated third edition has new sections, and many revisions. This is the only general, comprehensive history of Abaco, Bahamas available; it covers from the geologic formation of the Bahama Banks to the middle 1990s. It is easy and interesting to read and reads more like a novel than a history text. Cover art by Randy Curry,; illustrations by Laurie Jones. 112 illustrations, photographs, and maps. Appendix on boat building in Abaco.

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History of the Apostolic Movement In The Bahamas: History of The Bahamas State Council 39th Episcopal District of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Inc.

By First Lady Melony E Minnis

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This book comprises a comprehensive account of the life and historical account of the Pentecostal "Oneness" Movement in the Bahamas, under the Bahamas State Council in affiliation with the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Inc. As you explore the pages of history, the events and accounts that mark the inception of the "Apostolic Oneness Movement" in the Bahamas will enlighten your hearts on how the faithful saint's rose above the many persecutions on the introduction of what was then call "The New Thing" (Baptism in the name of Jesus only). There were many opposing views and controversy about the "Jesus Only Doctrine". Nevertheless our forefathers rose to the occasion and earnestly contended for the faith that was delivered unto them. As a result, we are here today because of their unfeigned faith, some sixty six years later, writing the account and making it plain. To God be the glory. As you read, we will draw your attention to the roots of this great organization and how it came to be. How People like Charles Parham, William Seymour, Samuel Hancock, Sherrod Johnson, Garfield Thomas Haywood, Ellington Forbes, David Dawkins and many others, have left their foot prints in the annals of time. You are hereby authorized to enjoy every written word on every page and be richly blessed, mesmerized and inspired by the amazing events that made world history, especially in the Bahamas.

The Making Of A Band: A history of the world famous Bahama Brass Band

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Music is a heavenly gift. It is one of the only gifts that transcends the barriers of language and creed. The inspirational and charismatic music of the Bahama Brass Band stirs a range of emotions from overwhelming peace and contentment to sheer bliss.

The harmonic arrangements combined in the music of the Bahama Brass Band are the culmination of many influences; the most important being our heritage and faith in Almighty God. The world famous Bahama Brass Band was organized in 1925 by four ministers of the Gospel namely; Bishop Hermis Ferguson, Bishop Alvin S. Moss, Bishop James R. Cooper, and Pastor Frank Cunningham. Today, with the combination of its Nassau and Grand Bahama segments, the membership exceeds 100.

This band plays an important role in the ministry of the Church of God of Prophecy as evidenced by its performances at local and state conventions as well as the bi-annual worldwide General Assemblies.

The late Bishop Stanley R. Ferguson, first colonial overseer prophesied that the day would come when this band would play before Kings and the Rulers of the earth. On July 10th, 1973 the prophecy was fulfilled during The Bahamas' Independence Celebrations. In attendance to witness the ministry of this band were; Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, representative for his mother Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, Sir Roland Symonette, former premier of The Bahamas, Rt. Hon. Sir Lynden Pindling, prime minister of The Bahamas, prime ministers and government representatives of St. Lucia, Jamaica, Bermuda, St. Kitts, Grenada and thirty (30) Latin American countries.

Reef Creature Identification: Florida Caribbean Bahamas 3rd Edition (Reef Set) (Reef Set (New World))

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Reef Creature Identification has been significantly expanded in a new 3rd edition. The popular, user-friendly field guide, covering all major groups of marine invertebrates, has grown to include 900 species beautifully documented with more than 1200 underwater photographs - nearly doubling the total in the previous edition. Les Wilk has joined Paul Humann and Ned DeLoach authoring the comprehensive new edition.


 
 
 

 
 
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