Final Outline Draft: History of the Bahamas(sorry that last one was incomplete)

This topic submitted by Kathryn Barlow at 11:44 AM on 6/5/06.

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This outline is more focused on the history of the Natives of the Bahamas. The people that inhabit this islands are an important part of the experience, even though the main focus of class is the reef systems surrounding the island of San Salvador. Knowing the past can be helpfully to seeing things of today.
I. Introduction: a brief overview of the Bahamas

II. Prehistoric peoples of the islands
A. Lucayans
B. Tainos

III. The question of Columbus's landfall

IV. Interactions/encounters with people from the "Old World"
A. Dutch
B. Spanish
C. English

V. The Culture

Sorry I know were due awhile ago but I changed my topic a little bit to focus on the history because I sounded like I was making assumptions of the people which I did not intend to do. So I thought the way to solve that was to focus on the history.


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de Booy, Theodoor. "On the Possibility of Determining the First Landfall of Columbus by Archaeological Research." The Hispanic American Historical Review, Vol.2, No.1, (Feb.,1919), pp.55-61

Gould, R.T. "The Landfall of Columbus: An Old Problem Re-stated." The Geographical Journal, Vol.69, No.5 (May, 1927), pp.403-425

Granberry, Julian. "The Cultural Position of the Bahamas in Caribbean Archaeology." American Antiquity, Vol.22, No.2, (Oct.,1956), pp.128-134

Keegan, William F., "The People Who Discovered Columbus: The Prehistory of the Bahamas". University Press of Florida, Gainsville. 1992. xvii,pp.171-172

Miller, Hubert W. "The Colonization of the Bahamas, 1647-1670" The William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd Ser.,Vol.2, No.1, (Jan.,1945), pp.33-46

Sears, William H., and Sullivan, Shaun O. "Bahamas Prehistory." American Antiquity, Vol.43, No.1, (Jan.,1978), pp.3-25

Stewart, Glenn. "San Salvador Island to Cuba: A Cruise in the Track of Columbus." Geographical Review, Vol.21, No.1(Jan.,1931), pp.124-130

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