In this book Dr. Aimery Caron describes what St. Thomas’ main port town Charlotte Amalia looked like in the late 1700s and early 1800s including information on harbor traffic, arrivals, and the population. Dr. Caron looks at the lives of slaves, free coloreds, free coloreds as slave owners, free native Africans, free colored French and British immigrants from neighboring islands, and Europeans including Port Jews, French, Dutch, German, Italian and Spanish. Within each group he briefly covers their lives and occupations. Tables containing names of free colored tax payers, Europeans and Port Jews are included. 126 pages. A great read for anyone interested in St. Thomas history; and for those with ties to St. Thomas dating back to the early 1800s. 126 pages. Spiral bound. Soft cover.
Proceeds from this book benefit the Caribbean Genealogy Library on St. Thomas. A non-profit library that focuses on preserving resources related to history, culture and genealogy and encouraging Virgin Islanders and the wider Caribbean to learn about their history.