The Commonwealth of the Bahamas

  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. The Bahamas were discovered by Colombus in 1492 but the Spanish did not make a permanent settlement. British settlers arrived in the 17th century and it was occupied by Britain, except for a short period in the 18th century, until it gained independence.


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Books of Reference

  1. Bahamas Handbook and Businessman’s Annual (Annual)Google Scholar
  2. Albury, P., The Story of the Bahamas. London, 1975Google Scholar
  3. Craton, M. A., A History of the Bahamas. London, 1962Google Scholar
  4. Hunte, G., The Bahamas. London, 1975Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1981

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  • John Paxton

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