Timbering and Turtling: The Maritime Hinterlands of Early Modern British Caribbean Cities

  title={Timbering and Turtling: The Maritime Hinterlands of Early Modern British Caribbean Cities},
  author={Mary S. Draper},
  journal={Early American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal},
  pages={769 - 800}
  • Mary S. Draper
  • Published 1 November 2017
  • History
  • Early American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal
In the early modern era, the hinterland of a Caribbean island encompassed more than the land sequestered by its sandy shorelines. This article uses the loggers of Barbados and the turtlers of Jamaica to explore how Caribbean colonists forged and maintained maritime hinterlands in order to supply island residents and feed urban populations. In timbering nearby islands and harvesting adjacent waterscapes, loggers and turtlers forged an interisland web of ecological and economic relationships that… 
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