Historians of the Atlantic world have richly documented how colonial subjects in the Caribbean navigated shifting boundaries and imperial allegiances during the Age of Revolution. The upheaval generated by the American, French, and Haitian Revolutions pushed waves of royalist and republican refugees into exile, reshaped the political landscape for free people of color, and fueled slave rebellions from the US South to Venezuela. Building on recent studies of interimperial migration in the Greater Antilles, Kit Candlin offers a compelling portrait of Britain's “frontier colonies” of Grenada, Trinidad, and Demerara during the Age of Revolution. Through a series of illustrative case studies, Candlin considers how the rapid flow of people, ideas, and goods forged a distinctive milieu in the southern Caribbean.

In the decades between the Seven Years' War and the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1814, Britain garnered eight new colonies in the Caribbean....

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