This book tells the story of the island of Providencia - Old Providence - in the Caribbean. A kind of forgotten island as far as typical historical accounts go the story of the original inhabitants and colonists was fascinating. Starting in 1631 with the arrival of The Seaflower (ten years after The Mayflower) this book traces nearly 500 years of the island’s history, presenting it as a microcosm of European imperialism. There were issues as soon as the Brits arrived. The backers of the endeavor hoped to make some quick cash and the colonists to begin a new life in the New World. Things did not go as planned and even today the area's economy is floundering. As I read I kept thinking of the old real estate adage, "location, location, location"
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The Island that Disappeared: The Lost History of the Mayflower's Sister Ship and its Rival Puritan Colony By Tom Felling March 20, 2018