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Antigua St. Kitts
First posted on June 21st 2002, last revised on November 12th 2010

Discovered in 1493. Settled in 1632 by Irishmen fleeing anti-Catholic violence on Nevis, and claimed by England. From 1871 to 1958 part of the Leeward Islands, from 1958 to 1962 part of the West Indies Federation. Status British overseas territory.

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Country Profiles Modern from CIA World Factbook; BBC Country Profiles; Index Mundi
Article : Montserrat, from Wikipedia
Montserrat, from L'amenagement linguistique dans le monde, in French
Historical, on the Windies A. Trollope, The West Indies and the Spanish Main, 1860, GB
Historical, on Montserrat Montserrat, pp.282-284 in Th.E.Lynch, The Wonders of the West Indies, 1856, GB
Links General from Library of Congress, Portals to the World
Category : Montserrat, from Wikipedia
on History Category : History of Montserrat, from Wikipedia
Organizations Association of Caribbean Historians
Caribbean Contacts, from Caribbean Database of Documentary Heritage
British Caribbean Philatelic Study Group
Historical Dictionaries
Accounts of History Modern from Wikipedia
Historical, on the Caribbean Th. Coke, A history of the West Indies, vol.1, 1808, vol.2, 1810, vol.3, 1811, GB
Th. Southey, Chronological history of the West Indies, vol.1, 1827, GB (out of 3 vols.)
C.E. Meinecke, Versuch einer Geschichte der europaischen Colonien in Westindien, 1831, in German, GB
E. Regnault et al., Histoire des Antilles et des colonies françaises, espagnoles, anglaises .., 1849, in French, GB
Historical, on Montserrat Montserrat, pp.348-353 in vol.2 : Possessions in the West Indies, of R.M. Martin, History of the British Colonies, 2nd ed. 1838, GB
Specific Periods W.H. Siebert, The Legacy of the American Revolution to the British West Indies and Bahamas (1913), posted on Internet Archive
Politics Category : Politics of Montserrat, from Wikipedia; Political Resources on the Web : Montserrat
Governments on the WWW : Montserrat
Military Regiments of the British West Indies and Bermuda, by Frank Goodwill
Economy & Finances Entry Montserrat, from Global History of Currencies, by Bryan Taylor; Article Economy of Montserrat, from Wikipedia
Catregory : Economy of Montserrat, from Wikipedia
Social History J. Stephen, The slavery of the British West India colonies delineated, vol.1, 1824, vol.2, 1830, GB
Ethnography Languages of Montserrat (2), from Ethnologue
World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples : Montserrat
Montserrat, from L'amenagement linguistique dans le monde, in French
Religion Chronology of Catholic Dioceses - Montserrat, from Kirken i Norge
Category : Religion in Montserrat, from Wikipedia
Local History
Institutions Montserrat, from Airline History
Structurae : Montserrat
Others Disaster History by Country : Montserrat, from Relief Web
Crime and Society. A Comparative Criminology Tour of the World : Montserrat

Historical Data Lists of Statesmen from World Statesmen (B. Cahoon), from Rulers (B. Schemmel)
List of Ambassadors Heads of Post : Montserrat, from MOFA, Canada
Population Figures from Population Statistics (Jan Lahmeyer)
Election Results from IFES Election Guide, since 2002
Documents Historical Newspapers Hemerotheques Caribbean Newspaper Digital Library
Modern Newspapers Newspapers and News Media : Montserrat, from ABYZ; from Online Newspapers (links)
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Items on Montserrat
License Plates, from Francoplaque, from License Plates around the World
Archival Deposits Search National Archives (UK)
Constitutions, Laws Montserrat, pp.143-149 in Charles Clark, A summary of colonial law, the practice of the Court of Appeals from the Plantations and of the Laws and their Administration of All the Colonies, 1834, GB
Montserrat, pp.443-466 in vol.1 of J.H. Howard The laws of the British colonies, in the West Indies and other parts of America concerning Real and Personal Property and the Manumission of Slaves with a View of the Constitution of each Colony, 1827, GB
Document Collections Socviety of Genealogists : West Indies, scroll down for Montserrat
Third Report of the Commissioner of Inquiry into the Administration of Civil and Criminal Justice in the West Indies : Antigua. Montserrat. Nevis. St. Christopher and the Virgin Islands. General Conclusions. October 5th 1826, pp.1-284 in West Indies, Two Reports of the Commissioners of Inquiry ... 1827, GB
Historical Maps
Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Articles Montserrat (West Indies), from EB 1911
Article Montserrat, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German
Religious Montserrat, p.236 in W. Chapin, The Missionary Gazetteer, 1825, GB
Economic Montserrat, pp.567-568 in W. Beawes, Lex mercatoria rediviva : or, The merchant's directory, 1773, GB
Tortola, the Saints, Barbuda, Antigua, St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat, Dominica etc., p.362 in vol.1 of P. Kelly, The Universal Cambist, 1811, GB
Geographical Montserrat, p.71 in The Present State of the West Indies, 1778, GB
British West Indies : Montserrat, p.833 in J. Morse, The American universal geography, 1805, GB
Montserrat, pp.676-677 in vol.4 of J. Adolphus, The political state of the British Empire, 1818, GB
Montserrat, pp.38-39 in G. Long, America and the West Indies: geographically described, 1845, GB
Historical Of the Islands of Antego, St. Christopher's, Nevis and Montserrat, pp.591- in vol.3 of Th. Salmon, Modern history or the present state of all nations, 1746, GB
St. Christopher, Nevis, Montserrat and Antigua, pp.506-511 in J.H. Wynne, A general history of the British empire in America, 1770, GB
Isle de Mont-Serrat, pp.90-94 in vol.22 of F.M. de Marsy et al., Histoire moderne des Chinois, des Japonnois, des Indiens, des Persans, des Turcs, des Russiens et des Americains, 1771, in French, GB
Montserrat, pp.281-283 in vol.4 of W. Winterbotham, An historical, geographical, commercial, and philosophical view of the American United States and of the European Settlements in America and the West Indies, 1795, GB
St. Christopher, Nevis, Antigua, Montserrat and the Virgin Islands, pp.351-358 in W.F. Mavor, The history of the discovery and settlement: to the present time, of North and South America and the West Indies, 1804, GB
Montserrat, p.440 in vol.2 of S. Maulder, The history of the world, 1856, GB
Parliamentary Debates Hansard (British Parliament)
Tour Guides, Travelogues Montserrat, pp.190-195 in Royal Mail Steam Packet Co., Guide to the Madeiras, Azores, British and foreign West Indies ..., 1844, GB
Residence Memoirs F.W.N. Bayley, Four years' residence in the West Indies, 1830, GB
H.N. Coleridge, Six Months' Residence in the West Indies in 1825, 3rd ed. 1832, GB
Institutions Archives, Musea, Libraries
Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag, from FOTW; Coat of Arms, from International Civic Heraldry
Coins, Banknotes Banknotes of Montserrat, from World Currency Museum
Collections of Coins : from World Coin Gallery
Stamps Rare Bahamas Stamps, from Sandafayre Stamp Gallery; Montserrat Stamps 1876-1916, from Stamps Catalogue 1840-1920 by Evert Klaseboer

Bibliographies general Search ISBN Database
RHS Bibliography
UK National Archive Online Library
on Montserrat survey of bibliographies
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general bibliographies Article : Bibliography of Montserrat, from Wikipedia
annual bibliographies
specialist bibliographies Montserrat Archaeology : Bibliography
Montserrat Conservation Project : Bibliography
serial publications
general bibliographies
Montserrat entries
Annotated Bibliography for the English Speaking Caribbean (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, The British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, Turks and Caicos, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) (In order of importance.), from Florida Coastal School of Law
National Archives (UK) : Caribbean Histories Revealed : Bibliography
Mitchell's West Indian Bibliography
Bibliography of Caribbean Archaeology, from Florida Museum of Natural History
Online Libraries general Google Books; Internet Archives; Gutenberg Library Online; HathiTrust; Gallica
Biblioteca Digital Hispanica; Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes
on the Caribbean Digital Library of the Caribbean
Online Journals General Directory of Open Access Journals
On the Caribbean
General Accounts Jan Rogozinski, A Brief History of the Caribbean (1992) London : Penguin 1994 [G]
Mordechai Arbell, The Jewish Nation of the Caribbean, Jerusalem : Gefen 2002
Bryan Edwards, The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British West Indies, Vol.1-5 (London 1819) NY : AMS Press 1966; Montserrat Vol.1 pp.496-498
Specific Topics
Historical Dictionaries
Yearbooks Article : West Indies, British, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1945 pp.760-761, 1946 p.823-824 [G]
Article : Leeward Islands, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1947 p.455, 1948 p.437, 1949 pp.388-389, 1950 p. 411, 1952 pp.420-421, 1953 pp.416-417, 1954 p.421, 1955 p.464, 1956 pp.401-402, 1957 pp.463-464, 1958 p.403, 1959 pp.744-746, 1960 pp.744-746, 1961 pp.745-747, 1962 pp.734-736, 1963 pp.515-516 [G]
Article : Colonies and Dependent Territories, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1964 pp.265-268 [G]
Article : Colonies and Other Dependencies : Leeward Islands, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1965 p.253, 1966 p.204 [G]
Article : West Indies : Leeward Islands : Montserrat, in : Statesman's Year Book 1910 p.268, 1919 p.332, 1924 p.332, 1925 p.336, 1926 p.336, 1928 p.334, 1929 p.339, 1932 p.341, 1937 p.366, 1943 p.285 [G]
Article : Leeward Islands - Montserrat, in : Americana Annual 1927 p.496-497, 1928 p.451-452, 1930 pp.440-441, 1931 pp.441-442, 1932 pp.408-409, 1933 p.432, 1934 p.334, 1935 p.401, 1936 pp.403-404, 1937 p.408, 1943 p.426, 1944 pp.395-396, 1945 pp.427-428, 1946 pp.445-446, 1947 pp.408-409, 1957 p.453 [G]
Article : Montserrat, in : Americana Annual 1927 p.572, 1928 p.533, 1930 p.526, 1931 p.503, 1932 p.476, 1933 p.506, 1934 p.386, 1935 p.468, 1936 p.468, 1937 p.463 [G]
Article : West Indies Federation - Leeward Islands - Montserrat, in : Americana Annual 1962 pp.827-830, 1963 pp.736-738 [G]
Article : Leeward Islands - Montserrat, in : Americana Annual 1964 pp.388-389 [G]
Article Colonies and Other Dependencies : Leeward Islands, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1967 p.218, 220-222 [G]
Article Colonies and Other Dependencies : Montserrat, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1968 p.217 [G]
Article Dependent States : Montserrat, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1969, pp.273, 276, 278, 1970, p.278, 1971, pp. 266-268, 1973, p.236, 1978, p.306, 1979, p.306, 1981, pp.301, 304-306, 1982, pp.298-301, 1984, p.294, 1985, pp.603-604, 1988, pp.518-519, 1990, pp.534-535 [G]
Article : Leeward and Windward Islands : Montserrat, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1970-1971 p.169, 1975-1976 p.513-514 [G]
Article : Montserrat, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1978-1979 p.858, 1980-1981 p.867, 1983-1984 pp.863-865, 1984-1985 pp.862-863, 1985-1986 pp.863-865, 1987-1988 pp.866-867, 1988-1989 pp.868-869, 1989-1990 pp.876-877, 1990-1991 pp.877-878, 1991-1992 pp.879-880, 1992-1993 pp.967-968, 1993-1994 pp.966-967, 1994-1995 pp.965-966, 1995-1996 pp.961-962, 1996-1997 pp.914-915 [G]
Article : United Kingdom : Montserrat, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1997-1998 pp.1383-1384, 1998-1999 pp.1503-1505, 2000 pp.1693-1695, 2001 pp.1658-1660, 2002 pp.1718-1720, 2003 pp.1721-1723, 2004 pp.1737-1739, 2005 pp.1751-1753 [G]
Article : Montserrat, in : The World in Figures 1st ed. 1976 p.137, 2nd ed. 1978 p.137, 4th ed. 1984 pp.137-138 [G]
Entry : Montserrat, in : The Commonwealth Yearbook 1989 pp.455-459 [G]

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