The Sugar Islands: A Collection of Pieces Written About the West Indies Between 1928 and 1953

The Sugar Islands: A Collection of Pieces Written About the West Indies Between 1928 and 1953

Alec Waugh


Alec Waugh first observed the West Indies on a visit around the global in 1926 whilst his send referred to as in at Guadeloupe. Fifteen months later he lower back for a protracted remain at Martinique; it used to be the start of a lifelong curiosity in those interesting islands that have been to supply him with the cloth for plenty of books and articles. In The Sugar Islands, a publication to be dipped into at rest, Mr. Waugh has chosen items from his writings, with the purpose of compiling either a travelogue (there is a wealth of attention-grabbing info for the would-be vacationer concerning the methods of existence and customs of every island) and a chronological observation at the improvement of the islands over the last thirty years.

The publication is split into 4 elements. within the first, the writer offers an concept of the history of the West Indies by way of drawing a close photo of the vibrant lifetime of Martinique. He tells the tale of a 17th-century Frenchman who joined the well-known pirates of Tortugja and the heritage of the lengthy massacre that preceeded the assertion of independence of Haiti, the Black Republic. the second one a part of the publication includes 4 personality sketches, together with 3 tales of black magic, and sections care for the person allure and curiosity of every of the islands: Montserrat, Barbados, Anguilla, Trinidad, St. Vincent, Tortola, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Saba, Antigua, Dominica and Puerto Rico.

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