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Lecture 3

HIST 2010 Lecture 3: JARED HISTORY coursework (1)

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History
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HIST 2010
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Lisa Swart

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Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE)
HISTORY COURSEWORK
MIGRATION TO THE BAHAMAS
Candidate Name: Jared Stuart
Candidate Number:
School Name: Central Andros High School
School Number: 1120
Topic: Migration to the Bahamas
Date: March 17, 2016
Table of Content
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1. Introduction………………………………………………………………………….. 2-4
2. Source A…………………………………………………………………………….. .5-7
What different countries did migrants to The Bahamas come from after the
time of Columbus?
3. Source B………………………………………………………………………………. 8
Why did persons migrate to the Bahamas during the late 19th and 20th century?
4. Sources C and D……………………………………………………………………… 9-12
Explain the impact migrants had on the social and economic development of The
Bahamas in the 20th century.
5. Sources E-G…………………………………………………………………………….13-16
You are a Bahamian who witnessed migrants settling in The Bahamas. Write an
account of the challenges and problems they faced. [15 marks]
6. All immigrants who settled in the Bahamas have contributed…………………… 17-18
significantly to the development of the country. Do these sources
prove this view to be true? Explain your answer fully.
7. References……………………………………………………………….. ………… 19-20
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INTRODUCTION
Migration is a topic of great importance to the people of The Bahamas and indeed of the
entire Caribbean region. We in the region have had a rich history of immigration and
emigration and even today this trend continues although there have been marked
changes over the years. In The Bahamas we experience much internal migration from
island to island as we are an archipelagic nation. In the Caribbean as a whole, there is
both internal and external migration taking place on a regular basis. Historically the
region has had much movement of persons to the United States as well as to Great
Britain.
Migrants have travelled to the Bahamas for many years. Today the Bahamas is made
up of many different groups of migrants who made both a social, economic, and political
impact on our country. However the majority of persons in the Bahamas are
descendants from Africa and Great Britain, whereby there are significant minorities of
Greeks, Chinese, Jews, and Lebanese. The African and British moulded our Bahamian
cultural tradition but there where the minorities that left behind their legacy. For those
persons such as the lucayans who were the first to settle in the Bahamas, they have no
descendants that reside in the Bahamas today. They disappeared in the 15th century,
most of them of which were captured by the Europeans and died from the disease they
were exposed too.
Furthermore, it is an established fact that migration is an essential and widely accepted
aspect of West Indian life. It is equally established that all West Indians -- including

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