An Empire Divided: Revolution and the British Caribbean
Director of the International Center for Jefferson Studies, Monticello
September 26, 2014
There were twenty-six colonies, not thirteen, in British America in 1776, and the majority of the colonies outside the mainland were in the Caribbean. Even though they shared many important similarities and connections with the mainland colonies, they did not rebel. Dr. O’Shaughnessy examines the British colonies in the Caribbean during the American Revolution and their importance to the outcome of the war.
Part 1 of 3: There were 26 Colonies, Not 13, in British America (9:44)
Part 2 of 3: Why Didn’t the Caribbean Colonies Rebel? Sugar Wealth and Slavery (16:43)
Part 3 of 3: The Revolutionary War in the Caribbean (18:20)
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