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Antigua and Barbuda

  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

Key Historical Events. Antigua was discovered by Colombus in 1493. It was first colonized by English settlers in 1632; nearby Barbuda was colonized in 1661 from Antigua. Antigua and Barbuda formed part of the Leeward Islands Federation from 1871 until 30 June 1956, when Antigua became a separate Crown Colony, which was part of the West Indies Federation from 3 Jan. 1958 until 31 May 1962. It became an Associated State of the UK on 27 Feb. 1967 and obtained independence on 1 Nov. 1981.

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Further Reading

  1. Berleant-Schiller, R., et al., Antigua and Barbuda. [Bibliography] Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA), 1995Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996

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