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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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Books about Bahaman History


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The History of the Bahamas: Pirates, Plantations, and Paradise

By Vanessa Davis-Wilson

Independently published
Released: April 22nd, 2023
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  • EAN: 9798392207046
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  • Number of Pages: 77
  • Authors: Vanessa Davis-Wilson, Einar Felix Hansen
  • Publication Date: April 22nd, 2023
  • Release Date: April 22nd, 2023
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The Bahamas: Everything You Need to Know

By Noah Gil-Smith

Independently published
Released: August 8th, 2023
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  • Number of Pages: 94
  • Author: Noah Gil-Smith
  • Publication Date: August 8th, 2023
  • Release Date: August 8th, 2023
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  • Weight: 0.26896395964 pounds
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History of the Bahamas

By Michael Craton

Brand: San Salvador Press
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  • Manufacturer: San Salvador Press
  • Brand: Brand: San Salvador Press
  • ISBN: 0969256817
  • EAN: 9780969256816
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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Number of Pages: 332
  • Author: Michael Craton
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The Bahamas in American History

By Keith Tinker

Xlibris Corporation
Released: November 30th, 2011
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  • ISBN: 1465310827
  • EAN: 9781465310828
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  • Number of Pages: 170
  • Author: Keith Tinker
  • Publication Date: November 30th, 2011
  • Release Date: November 30th, 2011
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  • Size: 9.0 Inches by 6.0 Inches by 0.39 Inches
  • Weight: 0.57099725858 pounds
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100 Facts About The Bahamas: For Kids, Fun Facts About The Bahamas, History, Sports, Attractions, Cities, Culture, Geography and Foods of The Bahamas

By Josephine Akin

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Released: January 9th, 2023
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  • EAN: 9798373115469
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  • Number of Pages: 76
  • Authors: Josephine Akin, Grant Publishing
  • Publication Date: January 9th, 2023
  • Release Date: January 9th, 2023
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Early Settlers of the Bahamas and Colonists of North America

By A. Talbot Bethell

Heritage Books Inc.
Released: February 28th, 2008
Paperback (238 pages)

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  • Brand: Heritage Books Inc.
  • ISBN: 0788412493
  • EAN: 9780788412493
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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Number of Pages: 238
  • Author: A. Talbot Bethell
  • Publication Date: February 28th, 2008
  • Release Date: February 28th, 2008
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Story of the Bahamas

By Paul Albury

Macmillan Caribbean
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  • ISBN: 0333171322
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  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Author: Paul Albury
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Freedom and Resistance: A Social History of Black Loyalists in the Bahamas (Contested Boundaries)

By Christopher Curry

University Press of Florida
Released: September 25th, 2018
Paperback (268 pages)

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  • Brand: University Press of Florida
  • ISBN: 0813064872
  • EAN: 9780813064871
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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Number of Pages: 268
  • Author: Christopher Curry
  • Publication Date: September 25th, 2018
  • Release Date: September 25th, 2018
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  • Weight: 0.88 pounds
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