My book on BVI social history, entitled "Slavery, Smallholding and Tourism: Social Transformations in the British Virgin Islands", released two weeks ago in eBook format for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook and Apple iBook/iTunes readers, is now also available online from Amazon and Barnes & Noble in both paperback and hardcover print editions.
Slavery, Smallholding and Tourism is a study in the political economy of development of the British Virgin Islands—from plantation economy, through the evolution of a smallholding economy, to the rise of tourism.
The study argues that the demise of plantation economy in the BVI ushered in a century of imperial disinterest persisting until recently, when a new ‘monocrop’—tourism—became ascendant.
The book is published by Quid Pro Books, an independent academic imprint, Alan Childress, Conrad Meyer III Professor of Law at Tulane University, publisher.
Further details on the book may be found at the publisher’s website (http://quidprolaw.com/?p=2189).