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Virtual Lecture – The American Revolution in the Caribbean
September 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
In 1775, the British Empire in the New World consisted not of thirteen colonies, but of almost thirty. The largest were on the mainland, but the most valuable were in the Caribbean and Jamaica was the ‘jewel in the Crown,’ a sugar-exporting factory that generated more wealth for Britons that most mainland colonies combined. In this lecture, historian Richard Bell explores how fearful imperial officials worked to split their empire in half, insulating the British West Indies from the contagion of revolution by any means possible.
Cost: $15 per household for General Admission; $10 per household for HA Members & Volunteers