Barbados (World Bibliographical Series) by Robert B. Potter

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Willet and David Ambrose 4 Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, Oliver B. Pollack and Karen Pollack 5 Saudi Arabia, Frank A. Clements 6 USSR, Anthony Thompson 7 South Africa, Reuben Musiker 8 Malawi, Robert B. Boeder 9 Guatemala, Woodman B. Franklin 11 Uganda, Robert L. Collison 12 Malaysia, Ian Brown and Rajeswary Ampalavanar 13 France, Frances Chambers 14 Panama, Eleanor DeSelms Langstaff 15 Hungary, Thomas Kabdebo 16 USA, Sheila R. Herstein and Naomi Robbins 17 Greece, Richard Clogg and Mary Jo Clogg 18 New Zealand, R.

However, undergraduate work from the University of the West Indies, which featured as a coursework requirement for Caribbean Studies, Methods of Social Investigation or Law in Society, although an extremely rich source of information about Barbados, was generally omitted unless it had been published in some form or other. Similarly, with a very few exceptions, which were well known to us, we did not consider forthcoming titles. Yet we were aware of at least a dozen books in progress or awaiting publication, including two on the life of former premier Tom Adams and a couple on the history of cricket in Barbados.

Without the prospect of a secure livelihood, many white labourers consequently emigrated, only to have their places in the sun taken by black slaves. Despite initial difficulties, and the occasional ravages of hurricane, drought and disease, sugar cultivation rapidly became big business and formed a solid basis for the island's import-export trade. As a result, more and more Englishment, particularly those opposed to Cromwell's rule, turned to Barbados as an opportunity to redeem their fortunes.

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