History of the Island of St. Domingo, from its First Discovery by Columbus to the Present Period. Attributed to James Barskett or Basket.
History of the Island of St. Domingo, from its First Discovery by Columbus to the Present Period

History of the Island of St. Domingo, from its First Discovery by Columbus to the Present Period

New York: Mahlon Day, 1824.

American reprint of the London edition of 1818. Octavo, viii, 266 pp. Contemporary calf with red spine label. Leather scuffed, dampstain visible up to page 10 of text, penciled poem on rear free endpaper. Signed "Bonnett" in pencil on front endpaper and in ink on title page. Binding tight, text clean. An important early source on Haiti, generally attributed to Sir James Barskett (also seen as Basket), a British civil-servant stationed in the Antilles. Details the history of the island's discovery and colonization by Europeans, the importation of slaves from Africa and ensuring cruelties, rebellion and independence, and "the establishment of social order and regular government among a people whom their oppressors had denounced as incapable of these benefits." Sabin 75133; Blockson 3035.

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