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Preacher's Cave: Developing a National Heritage Tourism Site in Eleuthera, Bahamas

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Day,Jane S. (Author)
Format:
Dissertation/Thesis
Publication Date:
2010
URL:
http://search.proquest.com.proxy2.library.illinois.edu/docview/231240839/fulltextPDF/F9B6F3FA8C0F4BDCPQ/1?accountid=14553
Published:
Florida: Florida Atlantic University
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, History, Blacks, Bahamas, Religion, Tourism, Archaeology, Historic preservation, Eleuthera, Preacher's Cave, Spanish Wells
Notes:
186 p., Preacher's Cave, an archaeological site in North Eleuthera, Bahamas, is arguably one of the most important historical places in that country. This large cave, isolated in a natural setting, has long been associated in the popular imagination with the first English colonists who shipwrecked in the Bahamas in 1648 and laid the foundation for the modern nation. Before the present work, no systematic scientific archaeological work had ever been conducted at this site. These excavations, in conjunction with the written record, also suggest that the area surrounding the site is the location of the first free black community in the country.