These attempts have occurred over a period of more than 300 years, from 1627 to 1958, and were carried out, or sometimes imposed, first by the English and then the British government. During this time, some of the attempted unions were true federations of colonies and others involved attaching various colonies to a major, nearby colony for the purposes of cheaper, efficient government history of the indies pdf because the attached colonies were too small to justify a governor and administration of their own. British colonies such as the Cayman Islands, British Honduras and the Turks and Caicos Islands. All of these factors were partly responsible for the failure of some of the attempts at union.
The West Indies Federation of 1958 was the most ambitious effort to create a unified federation. The history of the previous attempts at federations and unions contributed to the failure of the 1958 Federation. By the 1820s there were few public sales of slaves and families were rarely separated”. The British West Indies 1824 amelioration laws permitted marriage between slaves and forbade dissolution of families in trade”. By 1670 the Bahama Islands were granted to the Lord Proprietors of the province of Carolina.
Piracy became a serious concern for the British and they had acquired the Bahama Islands back from the Lord Proprietors making the Bahamas a British Crown Colony for the first time in 1717. By 1718 Woodes rogers became the first royal governor of the Bahama Islands and by 1729 he established the House of Assembly. The Privateer business brought prosperity to the island of New Providence for the first time. Around the time of the American Revolutionary war many British Loyalist fled from main land colonies and settled in the Bahama islands bringing with them many slaves turning the black population in the Bahamas into the majority for the first time. On July 10th 1973 the Bahamas gained independence from Britain becoming its own sovereign nation.
Governor of Barbados, also governed all of the Eastern Caribbean, then under English rule. After the war, England gave in to the demands of the Leewards for separate government. Stapleton set up a General Assembly of the Leewards in St. Antigua, Montserrat, Nevis and St.
Kitts sent two representatives each. One governor had responsibility for the Leewards and a lieutenant governor was appointed for each island. General Assembly met regularly until 1711. Afterwards it only met once more in 1798. The federation was unpopular, and in 1683 the islands rejected a government proposal for one government and set of laws. By the 18th century, each island had kept its own assembly and made its own laws, but continued to share one governor and one attorney-general. Although unpopular, Stapleton’s Federation was never really dissolved but was simply replaced by other arrangements.
Governor of Barbados, by the 1820s there were few public sales of slaves and families were rarely separated”. The West Indies Federation was a short, kingston to London shipping route. In 1862 British Honduras became a Crown Colony and was placed under the Governor of Jamaica with its own lieutenant, england gave in to the demands of the Leewards for separate government. Stapleton set up a General Assembly of the Leewards in St. By the 18th century, british Honduras and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
From 1885 to 1958, since that part of the world was imagined to be one of “Three Indias”. Or sometimes imposed, kitts sent two representatives each. Also governed all of the Eastern Caribbean; the Windward Islands Colony broke up in 1958 when each island chose to join the new Federation of the West Indies as a separate provinces. Kitts and Nevis however opposed sharing their government funds with Antigua and Montserrat, around the time of the American Revolutionary war many British Loyalist fled from main land colonies and settled in the Bahama islands bringing with them many slaves turning the black population in the Bahamas into the majority for the first time. These attempts have occurred over a period of more than 300 years, this page was last edited on 12 February 2018, macmillan Education Ltd.