The Stamp Act crisis in the British Caribbean

  title={The Stamp Act crisis in the British Caribbean},
  author={A. O'Shaughnessy},
  journal={William and Mary Quarterly},
T X SHE thirteen mainland colonies were not the only colonies in British America to resist the Stamp Act of 1765. The duties met vigorous opposition in Nova Scotia and in the federal colony of the Leeward Islands, especially in St. Kitts and Nevis.I In contrast to the virtual unity experienced on the mainland, however, the British Caribbean islands diverged greatly in their responses to the act.2 Jamaica and Barbados complied with the act, and their passivity, not the Leewards' opposition, has… Expand
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