Bermuda's Story. Third Printing in dustjacket

By: TUCKER, Terry

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TUCKER, Terry. Bermuda's Story. With line drawings by the author. Hamilton,Bermuda : The Bermuda Book Stores, (1962). Third Printing. Pp (4),5-200. 8 vo, green cloth, gilt lettering. With map end-papers. Hallett, Bermuda in Print : A Guide to the Printed Literature on Bermuda, 2nd ed., p.199. Terry Tucker, O.B.E. (b. Isle of Wight) married a Bermudian and made the island her permanent home. A brief history of Bermuda from the seventeenth century,enlivened by discussions of genealogy and local folkways. Preface. 1. The isolated lonely isle. The American colonics. Relief Fleet under Admiral SirGeorge Somers. Shipwreck of its flagship the Sea Venture on Bermuda's coas t. Fate of the remaining eight of the Relief Fleet. 2. (Seventeenth Century) The castaways' adventures on this uninhabited island. A brief account of how the island itself, millions of years before, was formed. Sir George Somers makes a map. They all build two ships to continue their voyage to Virginia. After nine months they get away, leaving two men behind, only to find the people in Virginia starving. Sir George returns to Bermuda for suppliesand dies here. His nephew takes his body back to England, leaving three me n to hold the island. 3. (Seventeenth Century) The story is told in England. Moore sent out as governor with settlers. Adventures of the three lone men in the meantime. Founding of the town of St George. Building of forts. Arrival and defeat of Spanish ships. A new Company is formed for running the islands; this Somers Island Company sends out its first governor, Daniel Tucker. Hog Money. Survey by Richard Norwood. The people in England for whom the parishes were named. Agriculture. Whaling. Cassava. Rats. Assizes. Attempts at escape from Tucker's harsh rule. Scandal of the 'over-plus'. 4. (Seventeenth Century) Slavery. Governor Nathaniel Butler's wise rule. Repair of forts. First Bermuda Parliament. Building of State House. Punishments. Witchcraft. Amusements. Bermuda tries to reject the Commonweath. Building of cedar ships. Turk's Island adventure and salt. Endnd of the Somers Island Company. Descriotion of the island at close of the seventeenth century. Governor Day and Government House. 5. (First half of the Eighteenth Century) Governor Bennett and the Silver Oar. Shipbuilding. Pirates. Privateers. Whaling. Weddings. Rebuilding of St George's. Salt-raking. Huricanes. Silver-smiths. Hurricanes. Silver-smiths. Governor Hope. Bishop Berkeley. George Whitefield. Governor Alured Popple. Fashions. 6. (Second Half of Eighteenth Century) Joseph Blackburn. Privateering. Smallpox and the doctors. John Green.Governor George James Bruere. Poverty of agriculture. American War of Inde pendence. Bermuda gunpowder scandal. The Great Hurricane. Joseph Stockdale and the first newspapers. Rise of town of Hamilton. Gombeys. Parish jingles. 7. (First Half of the Nineteenth Century) Union Jack. Napoleonic Wars. Decline of St George's as capital. Loss of Turk's. Tom Moore. Dockyard. Yellow Fever. War of 1812. Sir Francis Forbes. Hamilton becomes capital. ConvictStation. 'Sea-beef'. Susette Harnet Lloyd. Palmetto plait. Archdeacon Spen cer and education. First steamship. Emancipation. Decline of shipbuilding. Canadian Exiles. Governor William Reid. Improvement in agriculture. Library. Reid's Hurricane. Lighthouse. William Facy. Perot and Par-la-Villc. 8. (Second Half of the Nineteenth Century) Easter lily. Col. Whittingham. Anthony Trollopc. Bermuda Clipper Barques. American Civil War. Yellow Fever Plot.Joseph Haynes Rainey. Floating Dock. Hamilton Hotel. Unfinished church at St. George's. Goveror Lefroy. Old Bermuda records. Causeway. Mrs Jane A. Eames. H R H Princess Louise. Governor LafTan. St David's Lighthouse. Telephones. Dinghy Racing. Truck Farming. Hurricane of 1899. 9. (Twentieth Century) Boer War prisoners. Electricity. Winter-season visitors. Farming- Ocean Yacht-race. Tercentenary celebrations. Bermuda coat-of-arms. Bermuda Flag. World War I. Library at Par-la-Ville. Tourist Trade develops. Tercentenary of Parliament. Arrival of many Portuguese. Water supply and Sir Harry Watlington. Year-round tourist season. Importation. Bermuda Railwav. Opening of Severn Bridge. World War II. Censorship Station. United States' Bases. WomanSuffrage. Cedar blight. Motor cars introduced. Broadcasting Station. Cahow s rediscovered. Visit of Queen Elizabeth II. Submarine treasure. Great celebrations for Bermuda's 350th anniversary. Time Chart. Name, light spotting to top edge, else very good in lightly spotted dustjacket. 25.00

Title: Bermuda's Story. Third Printing in dustjacket

Author Name: TUCKER, Terry

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Bermuda Book Stores, Hamilton, Bermuda, 1962,:

Seller ID: 35545

Keywords: NAUTICAL EXPLORATION TRAVEL BERMUDA BERMUDIAN HISTORY,