An Empire Divided: The American Revolution in the Caribbean

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An Empire Divided: The American Revolution in the Caribbean
Andrew O'Shaughnessy
Director of the International Center for Jefferson Studies, Monticello
December 4, 2014
00:58:21

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.

Video courtesy of C-SPAN’s American History TV