A General Account of the Calamities Occasioned by the Late Tremendous Hurricanes and Earthquakes in the West-India Islands, Foreign as Well as Domestic

... Also a List of the Committee Appointed to Manage the Subscriptions ... Carefully Collated from Aut

Author: J Stockdale And W Richardson

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

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Category: History

Page: 106

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A General Account of the Calamities Occasioned by the Late Tremendous Hurricanes and Earthquakes in the West-India Islands, Foreign as Well as Domestic

With the Petitions to and Resolutions Of, the House of Commons, in Behalf of the Sufferers at Jamaica and Barbados: Also a List of the Committee Appointed to Manage the Subscriptions of the Benevolent Public, Towards Their Further Relief. Carefully Collated from Authentic Papers

Author: William Foxe

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Category: Earthquakes

Page: 86

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A General Account of the Calamities Occasioned by the Late Tremendous Hurricanes and Earthquakes in the West-India Islands, Foreign as Well as Domestic

... Also a List of the Committee Appointed to Manage the Subscriptions ... Carefully Collated from Aut

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press

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Category:

Page: 94

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Dispossessed Lives

Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive

Author: Marisa J. Fuentes

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

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Category: History

Page: 232

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In the eighteenth century, Bridgetown, Barbados, was heavily populated by both enslaved and free women. Marisa J. Fuentes creates a portrait of urban Caribbean slavery in this colonial town from the perspective of these women whose stories appear only briefly in historical records. Fuentes takes us through the streets of Bridgetown with an enslaved runaway; inside a brothel run by a freed woman of color; in the midst of a white urban household in sexual chaos; to the gallows where enslaved people were executed; and within violent scenes of enslaved women's punishments. In the process, Fuentes interrogates the archive and its historical production to expose the ongoing effects of white colonial power that constrain what can be known about these women. Combining fragmentary sources with interdisciplinary methodologies that include black feminist theory and critical studies of history and slavery, Dispossessed Lives demonstrates how the construction of the archive marked enslaved women's bodies, in life and in death. By vividly recounting enslaved life through the experiences of individual women and illuminating their conditions of confinement through the legal, sexual, and representational power wielded by slave owners, colonial authorities, and the archive, Fuentes challenges the way we write histories of vulnerable and often invisible subjects.

Sea of Storms

A History of Hurricanes in the Greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina

Author: Stuart B. Schwartz

Publisher: Princeton University Press

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Category: History

Page: 472

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The diverse cultures of the Caribbean have been shaped as much by hurricanes as they have by diplomacy, commerce, or the legacy of colonial rule. In this panoramic work of social history, Stuart Schwartz examines how Caribbean societies have responded to the dangers of hurricanes, and how these destructive storms have influenced the region's history, from the rise of plantations, to slavery and its abolition, to migrations, racial conflict, and war. Taking readers from the voyages of Columbus to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Schwartz looks at the ethical, political, and economic challenges that hurricanes posed to the Caribbean’s indigenous populations and the different European peoples who ventured to the New World to exploit its riches. He describes how the United States provided the model for responding to environmental threats when it emerged as a major power and began to exert its influence over the Caribbean in the nineteenth century, and how the region’s governments came to assume greater responsibilities for prevention and relief, efforts that by the end of the twentieth century were being questioned by free-market neoliberals. Schwartz sheds light on catastrophes like Katrina by framing them within a long and contentious history of human interaction with the natural world. Spanning more than five centuries and drawing on extensive archival research in Europe and the Americas, Sea of Storms emphasizes the continuing role of race, social inequality, and economic ideology in the shaping of our responses to natural disaster. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

Man and Society in Calamity

The Effects of War, Revolution, Famine, Pestilence Upon Human Mind, Behavior, Social Organization and Cultural Life

Author: Pitirim A. Sorokin

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

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Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Reprint. Originally published: New York: E.P. Dutton, 1942.

The General History of the Christian Church

From Her Birth to Her Final Triumphant State in Heaven; Chiefly Deduced from the Apocalypse of St. John, the Apostle and Evangelist

Author: Charles Walmesley

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Category: Bible

Page: 396

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