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The English conquest of Jamaica : Oliver Cromwell's bid for empire, Carla Gardina Pestana

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The English conquest of Jamaica : Oliver Cromwell's bid for empire
Title
The English conquest of Jamaica
Title remainder
Oliver Cromwell's bid for empire
Statement of responsibility
Carla Gardina Pestana
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1654, England's Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell conceived a plan of breathtaking ambition: the conquest of Spain's vast American empire. As the first phase of his Western Design, a large expedition sailed to the West Indies, under secret orders to take Spanish colonies. The English Conquest of Jamaica presents entrenched imperial fantasies confronting Caribbean realities. It captures the moment when the revolutionary English state first became a major player in the Atlantic arena. Although capturing Jamaica was supposed to be only the first step in Cromwell's scheme, even that relatively modest acquisition proved difficult. The English badly underestimated the myriad challenges they faced, starting with the unexpectedly fierce resistance offered by the Spanish and other residents who tenaciously defended their island. After sixteen long years Spain surrendered Jamaica and acceded to an English presence in the Americas in the 1670 Treaty of Madrid. But by then, other goals--including profit through commerce rather than further conquest--had superseded the vision behind the Western Design. Carla Gardina Pestana situates Cromwell's imperial project in the context of an emerging Atlantic empire as well as the religious strife and civil wars that defined seventeenth-century England. Though falling short of its goal, Cromwell's plan nevertheless reshaped England's Atlantic endeavors and the Caribbean region as a whole. Long before sugar and slaves made Jamaica Britain's most valuable colony, its acquisition sparked conflicts with other European powers, opened vast tropical spaces to exploitation by the purportedly industrious English, and altered England's engagement with the wider world.--
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Pestana, Carla Gardina
Dewey number
972.92/02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA425
LC item number
.P46 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Cromwell, Oliver
  • Cromwell, Oliver
  • British colonies
  • Colonization
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Politics and government
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Jamaica
  • Jamaica
  • Great Britain
  • Spain
  • America
  • Great Britain
  • Jamaica
  • Spain
Label
The English conquest of Jamaica : Oliver Cromwell's bid for empire, Carla Gardina Pestana
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preparation -- Expectations -- Hispaniola -- Failure -- Jamaica -- Imagining -- Surviving -- Conquering -- Settling
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
362 pages
Isbn
9780674737310
Lccn
2016043267
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 2869849
  • (OCoLC)959648873
  • (OCoLC)ocn959648873
  • 2868141
  • 2869849
Label
The English conquest of Jamaica : Oliver Cromwell's bid for empire, Carla Gardina Pestana
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preparation -- Expectations -- Hispaniola -- Failure -- Jamaica -- Imagining -- Surviving -- Conquering -- Settling
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
362 pages
Isbn
9780674737310
Lccn
2016043267
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 2869849
  • (OCoLC)959648873
  • (OCoLC)ocn959648873
  • 2868141
  • 2869849

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