The Commonwealth of the Bahamas

  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The Bahamas were discovered by Colombus in 1492 but the Spanish did not make a permanent settlement. British settlers arrived in the 17th century and it was occupied by Britain, except for a short period in the 18th century, until it gained independence.


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Books of Reference

  1. Annual Report, 1968–69. HMSO, 1969Google Scholar
  2. Bahamas Handbook and Businessman’s Annual, 1973 Google Scholar
  3. Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Statistical Abstract, 1970–71. Nassau, 1972Google Scholar
  4. Albury, P., The Story of the Bahamas London, 1975Google Scholar
  5. Craton, M. A., A History of the Bahamas London, 1962Google Scholar
  6. Library: Nassau Public Library.Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1979

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  • John Paxton

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