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Marriage and separation

"By the 1820s there were few public sales of slaves ... and families were rarely separated."[1] "The British West Indies 1824 amelioration laws permitted marriage between slaves and forbade dissolution of families in trade."[1]

Bahamas

The Bahamas first British arrivals came from Bermuda in the 1640s and settled on the Island of Eleuthera, they are known as the Federation of the West Indies in the late twentieth century. 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."[1] "The British West Indies 1824 amelioration laws permitted marriage between slaves and forbade dissolution of families in trade."[1]

Bahamas

The Bahamas first British arrivals came from Bermuda in the 1640s and settled on the Island of Eleuthera, they are known as the Eleutheran Adventurers. By 1670 the Bahama Islands were granted to the Lord Proprietors of the province of Carolina. By the early 1700s The Bahamas was largely known as a haven for pirates, especially on the island of New Providence. 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 10 July 1973

The Bahamas first British arrivals came from Bermuda in the 1640s and settled on the Island of Eleuthera, they are known as the Eleutheran Adventurers. By 1670 the Bahama Islands were granted to the Lord Proprietors of the province of Carolina. By the early 1700s The Bahamas was largely known as a haven for pirates, especially on the island of New Providence. 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 10 July 1973, the Bahamas gained independence from Britain, becoming a sovereign state.[2]

Leeward Islands

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