Title page for ETD etd-09082012-040118
|Type of Document
||The failure of early Bermuda, 1612-1630
||Master of Arts
|Thorp, Daniel B.
|Wallenstein, Peter R.
|Williamson, Gustavus G.
|Date of Defense
Bermuda, settled in l6l2, was the second successful English colony founded in the New
World. The islands appeared to provide investors in England with an excellent opportunity to
make a profit, but the colony failed to generate the anticipatcd profits because the investors failed
to allow sufficient incentive for the colonists to produce high quality cash crops. Little research
has been conducted on the early history of Bermuda, and the little that has been done has focused
on political events within the colony and colonizing company. This work uses letters, petitions,
contemporary accounts, and other colonial and company documents to examinc the interaction
between the colonists in Bermuda and the investors in England and to determine the impact of this
interaction on the failure of the colony.
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