British Virgin Islands

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


HISTORY. The Virgin Islands were discovered by Colombus on his second voyage in 1493. The British Virgin Islands were first settled by the Dutch in 1648 and taken over in 1666 by a group of English planters.

Books of Reference

  1. Biennial Report 1971. HMSOGoogle Scholar
  2. Report of Constitutional Commissioner, 1965. HMSO, 1965Google Scholar
  3. Dookhan, I., A History of the British Virgin Islands. Epping, 1975Google Scholar
  4. Elkan, W., and Morley, R., Employment in a Tourist Economy, British Virgin Islands Google Scholar
  5. Harrigan, N., and Varlack, P., British Virgin Islands: A Chronology Google Scholar
  6. Library: Public Library, Road Town. Librarian: Miss Verna Penn, ALA.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Paxton

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