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The West Indies is a region of the Caribbean Basin and North Atlantic Ocean that includes the many islands and island nations of the Antilles and the Lucayan Archipelago. After the first of the voyages of Christopher Columbus to the Americas, Europeans began to use the misnomer West Indies to differentiate that region from the Indies (South Asia and Southeast Asia).
From the 17th through the 19th century, the European colonial territories of the West Indies were the British West Indies, the Danish West Indies, the Netherlands Antilles (Dutch West Indies), the French West Indies, and the Spanish West Indies. By extension, some formerly Danish and Spanish islands are now collectively known as ...
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It's also a fact that in the West Indies, where slaves were freed in 1834, they were forced to continue working for their former masters for four to six years without compensation after they were set 'free.' Chattel slavery was replaced by serfdom.
Author: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton (4 Jul 2015)
Telling the Truth, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Dinesh D'Souza | A ...
It led to the loss of France's flourishing colonies in Canada, the West Indies and India. It was in part to avenge these losses that Louis XVI sided with the colonists in the American War of Independence (1775–83). But the Seven Years' War cost ...
Author: Philip Waring (4 Jul 2015)
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Bill, being the owner of Manhattan, tries to save her from this fate by selling the land to the West Indies Trading Company for one million gulden. Taxes leave Bill 50 gulden in the hole, however, and he's sent to debtor's prison. A drunken Ali is ...
Author: garyloggins (4 Jul 2015)