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The American South and the Atlantic World$
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Brian Ward, Martyn Bone, and William A. Link

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780813044378

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813044378.001.0001

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“A Most Unfortunate Divel … without the Prospect of Getting Anything”

“A Most Unfortunate Divel … without the Prospect of Getting Anything”

A Virginia Planter Negotiates the Late Stuart Atlantic World

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The American South and the Atlantic World
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Natalie Zacek

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813044378.003.0004

This chapter focuses on the political and personal life of the murdered Virginia-born, British-sponsored Leeward Islands Governor Daniel Parke to show how difficult it could be to juggle the contradictory demands of different Atlantic Worlds in the eighteenth century. In the process, it also demonstrates how closely the history of the Colonial South was linked to the history of the Caribbean and European Empires.

Keywords:   American South, Colonial America, Atlantic World, Virginia, Leeward Islands, Caribbean, British Empire, Daniel Parke

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