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Guiana: British, Dutch, and French


Guiana: British, Dutch, and French

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    James Rodway
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1912 Original Publisher: T.F. Unwin Subjects: Guyana Suriname French Guiana Guiana History / Latin America / South America Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER V HISTORY -- WARS AND BRITISH CONQUESTS (1780-1831) Progress of Demerara -- Wars -- Bristol privateers terrorise Demerara -- British man-of-war arrives -- Surrender of Demerara and Berbice -- French allies of the Netherlands overcome British force -- French rule -- Town laid out -- Peace negotiations -- Restoration to Dutch -- West India Company's misrule leads to its downfall -- Revolution in the Netherlands -- " Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity" -- British man-of-war arrives -- Governor leaves in her -- A petty revolution -- British fleet's offer of protection is refused -- Slave insurrection -- British forces demand surrender -- British rule -- Introduction of capital and labour -- Restoration after Peace of Amiens -- Recapture by British -- American war -- Final cession to Great Britain -- Berbice Association's properties -- Anti-slavery agitation -- East Coast insurrection -- Case of Rev. John Smith -- Union of Demerara and Essequcbo with Berbice under the name of British Guiana. Demerara progressed slowly but on the right lines during the administration of Governor Gravesande. That able man could not do all he desired, but nevertheless he laid the foundation on which the colony of British Guiana is laid. To him was largely due the fact that there were no bodies of runaways to terrorise the colony, or anything like the great catastrophe of Berbice. The laying-out of plantations on the upper Demerara was a mistake due to fear of the enemy's corsairs, and perhaps j...  
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