Apocalypse 1692: Empire, Slavery, and the Great Port Royal Earthquake Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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Built on sugar, slaves, and piracy, Jamaica’s Port Royal was the jewel in England’s quest for empire until a devastating earthquake sank the city beneath the sea.
A haven for pirates and the center of the New World’s frenzied trade in slaves and sugar, Port Royal, Jamaica, was a notorious cutthroat settlement where enormous fortunes were gained for the fledgling English empire. But on June 7, 1692, it all came to a catastrophic end. Apocalypse 1692 intertwines several related themes: the slave rebellion that led to the establishment of the first permanent free black communities in the New World; the raids launched between English Jamaica and Spanish Santo Domingo; and the bloody repulse of a full-blown French invasion of the island in an attempt to drive the English from the Caribbean. The audiobook also features the most comprehensive account yet written of the massive earthquake and tsunami which struck Jamaica in 1692, resulting in the deaths of thousands, and sank a third of the city beneath the sea. From the misery of everyday life in the sugar plantations, to the ostentation and double-dealings of the plantocracy; from the adventures of former-pirates-turned-treasure-hunters to the debauchery of Port Royal, Apocalypse 1692 exposes the lives of the individuals who made late seventeenth-century Jamaica the most financially successful, brutal, and scandalously corrupt of all of England’s nascent American colonies.
The book is published by Westholme Publishing. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks.
|Listening Length||10 hours and 20 minutes|
|Audible.ca Release Date||November 22 2019|
|Publisher||University Press Audiobooks|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #148,343 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#612 in Great Britain History
#919 in Caribbean & West Indian History (Books)
#3,575 in History of the Americas (Audible Books & Originals)