In this book by Dr. Aimery Caron, a reader gains insight on the various countries that competed for St. Croix between the early 1500s to late 1600s. The book discusses Amerindians, Spaniards, French Freebooters, The Dutch, The English and The French, in addition to settlements. It spends about half the book on the period between 1651 and 1679 when the island had its French beginnings. Illustrations and maps are included. Soft cover. Spiral bound. 156 pages. Proceeds of this book’s sale benefits the Caribbean Genealogy Library on St. Thomas.