The Irish in the Caribbean

James E. Doan


This paper is a historical account of the Irish immigration and colonization in the 1600s. It also analyses how the Irish turned from white slaves into an Irish entrepreneurial class in the 18th century.


Irish Immigration; Caribean; Colonization.

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