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


Barbados was occupied by the British in 1627 and during its colonial history never changed hands. Full internal self-government was attained in 1961. Barbados became an independent sovereign state within the Commonwealth on 30 Nov. 1966.


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Further Reading

  1. Beckles, H., A History of Barbados : from Amerindian Settlement to Nation-State. Cambridge Univ. Press, 1990Google Scholar
  2. Dann, G., The Quality of Life in Barbados. London, 1984Google Scholar
  3. Hoyos, F. A., Barbados: A History from the Amerindians to Independence. 2nd ed. London, 1992.—Tom Adams: A Biography. London, 1988Google Scholar
  4. Potter, R. B. and Dann, G. M. S., Barbados [Bibliography]. Oxford and Santa Barbara, 1987Google Scholar
  5. Warren, A. and Frazer, H., The Barbados Carolina Connection. London, 1989Google Scholar
  6. Worrell, D., The Economy of Barbados 1946–1980. Bridgetown, 1982Google Scholar
  7. National library: The Barbados Public Library, Bridgetown.Google Scholar
  8. National statistical office: Barbados Statistical Service, Fairchild Street, Bridgetown.Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1992

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  • Brian Hunter

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