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Author Campbell, Mavis Christine.
Title Becoming Belize : a history of an outpost of empire searching for identity, 1528-1823 / Mavis C. Campbell.
Publisher Kingston, Jamaica : University of the West Indies Press, c2011.
 Book Stacks  F1447 .C36 2011  AVAILABLE
Descript xxii, 425 p. : maps ; 23 cm.
Contents Pt. 1. Spanish Belize, 1528-1708 : attempts at settlement. Early Belize : Spaniards and Maya in a bloody encounter -- Tipu, or negroman : an "outpost of Christianity" -- A new phase of resistance : Tipu in the vanguard -- pt. 2. British Belize, 1708-1823. Early British settlement in Belize to 1763 -- "English Lutheran corsairs" and the Miskito Indians : an odd relationship -- Spanish attacks on Belize to the Treaty of Paris, 1763 : flight to the Mosquito shore -- Post-treaty attacks, despite recognition : 1763-1787 -- The Mosquito shore settlers in Belize : the establishment of civil government -- The Belize settlement up to the Battle of St George's Cay -- Aftermath of the Battle of St George's Cay : slavery in the timber industry -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: Inhabitants of the Bay of Honduras subscribing to the Articles of Regulations, 1765 -- Appendix B: Accounts of loss sustained by the British settlers at the capture of St Georges Key, 1779.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 395-405) and index.
Summary Explores early Spanish attempts to colonize the area, positing an alliance between British logwood cutters and the Miskito Indians to counterbalance Spain's power. Looks at how social relations under forestry slavery resulted in less violence and outward resistance than was the case in British sugar colonies.
ISBN 9789766402464 (pbk.)
9766402469 (pbk.)
Subject Belize -- History.
Belize -- Colonization -- History.
Miskito Indians -- History.
Slavery -- Belize -- History.
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