ELivre Lire The English Conquest of Jamaica: Oliver Cromwell's Bid for Empire

Strife and civil wars that defined seventeenth century England Though falling short of its goal Cromwell s "Plan Nevertheless Reshaped England S Atlantic Endeavors "nevertheless reshaped England s Atlantic endeavors the Caribbean region as a whole Long before sugar and slaves made Jamaica Britain s most valuable colony its acuisition sparked conflicts with other European powers *Opened Vast Tropical Spaces * vast tropical spaces exploitation by the purportedly industrious English and altered England s engagement with the wider worldCarla Gardina Pestana is Professor and Joyce Appleby Endowed Chair of America and the World at the University of California Los Angele. Ed difficult The English badly "underestimated the myriad challenges they faced starting with "the myriad challenges they faced starting with unexpectedly fierce resistance offered by the Spanish and other residents who tenaciously defended their island After sixteen long ears Spain surrendered Jamaica and acceded to an English presence in the Americas in the Treaty of Madrid But by then other goals including profit through commerce rather than further conuest had superseded the vision behind the Western DesignCarla Gardina Pestana situates Cromwell s imperial project in the context of an emerging Atlantic situates Cromwell s imperial project in the context of an emerging Atlantic as well as the religious. In England s Lord Protector Cromwell conceived a plan of breathtaking ambition the conuest of "Cromwell conceived plan of breathtaking ambition the conuest of s vast American empire As the first phase of his Western Design a large expedition sailed to the West Indies under secret orders to take Spanish colonies The English Conuest of Jamaica Presents Entrenched Imperial Fantasies Confronting Caribbean presents entrenched imperial fantasies confronting Caribbean It captures the moment when the revolutionary English state first became a major player in the Atlantic arenaAlthough capturing Jamaica was supposed to be only the first step in Cromwell s scheme even that relatively modest acuisition prov. .


The English Conquest of Jamaica: Oliver Cromwell's Bid for Empire