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Notes on the Floridian Peninsula; Its Literary History, Indian Tribes and Antiquities

Notes on the Floridian Peninsula; Its Literary History, Indian Tribes and Antiquities [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
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Notes on the Floridian Peninsula; Its Literary History, Indian Tribes and Antiquities by , Book Resume:

"Notes on the Floridian Peninsula; Its Literary History, Indian Tribes and Antiquities" by Daniel G. Brinton. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Marronnage and Arts

Marronnage and Arts [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1443844063
Author: Stéphanie Melyon-Reinette
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Marronnage and Arts by Stéphanie Melyon-Reinette Book Resume:

Marronnage is a stance, an attitude, a mentality or even a style. This book gives a large span of declensions of marronnage and shows how the quest for freedom during Slavery has infiltrated social relationships and the arts. Thus, identity approaches and expressions very specific to postcolonial societies and conditioned by the interracial and phenotypical-social interactions have developed. Those musics and dances are cosmogonies with their particular codes. New spheres where the enslaved black men and their descendants could and can claim their freedom anew. Within this book, the contributors shed new light on those phenomena and unveil the preconceived stereotypical, folklore-wise, sensualized and heavy ideological blanket that conceals the Caribbean, African and Indian Ocean cultures. From the French West Indies to Madagascar and Brazil, this book offers an incursion into a phenomenon which mutates across the ages, from its origins in the colonial era up until today: metamorphoses, syncretisms and political activisms. Through music and dances, it is possible to discover how revolt could be incarnated in bodies and voices.

The Banjo

The Banjo [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0674968832
Author: Laurent Dubois
Publisher: Harvard University Press
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The Banjo by Laurent Dubois Book Resume:

American slaves drew on memories of African musical traditions to construct instruments from carved-out gourds covered with animal skin. Providing a sense of rootedness, solidarity, and consolation, banjo picking became an essential part of black plantation life, and its unmistakable sound remains versatile and enduring today, Laurent Dubois shows.

Diary of the Dark Years, 1940-1944

Diary of the Dark Years, 1940-1944 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0199970920
Author: Jean Guéhenno
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Diary of the Dark Years, 1940-1944 by Jean Guéhenno Book Resume:

Winner of the French-American Foundation Translation Prize for Nonfiction Jean Guéhenno's Diary of the Dark Years, 1940-1945 is the most oft-quoted piece of testimony on life in occupied France. A sharply observed record of day-to-day life under Nazi rule in Paris and a bitter commentary on literary life in those years, it has also been called "a remarkable essay on courage and cowardice" (Caroline Moorehead, Wall Street Journal). Here, David Ball provides not only the first English-translation of this important historical document, but also the first ever annotated, corrected edition. Guéhenno was a well-known political and cultural critic, left-wing but not communist, and uncompromisingly anti-fascist. Unlike most French writers during the Occupation, he refused to pen a word for a publishing industry under Nazi control. He expressed his intellectual, moral, and emotional resistance in this diary: his shame at the Vichy government's collaboration with Nazi Germany, his contempt for its falsely patriotic reactionary ideology, his outrage at its anti-Semitism and its vilification of the Republic it had abolished, his horror at its increasingly savage repression and his disgust with his fellow intellectuals who kept on blithely writing about art and culture as if the Occupation did not exist - not to mention those who praised their new masters in prose and poetry. Also a teacher of French literature, he constantly observed the young people he taught, sometimes saddened by their conformism but always passionately trying to inspire them with the values of the French cultural tradition he loved. Guéhenno's diary often includes his own reflections on the great texts he is teaching, instilling them with special meaning in the context of the Occupation. Complete with meticulous notes and a biographical index, Ball's edition of Guéhenno's epic diary offers readers a deeper understanding not only of the diarist's cultural allusions, but also of the dramatic, historic events through which he lived.

Literature of Travel and Exploration

Literature of Travel and Exploration [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1135456623
Author: Jennifer Speake
Publisher: Routledge
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Literature of Travel and Exploration by Jennifer Speake Book Resume:

Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter Ralegh, Wilfrid Thesiger), methods of transport and types of journey (balloon, camel, grand tour, hunting and big game expeditions, pilgrimage, space travel and exploration), genres (buccaneer narratives, guidebooks, New World chronicles, postcards), companies and societies (East India Company, Royal Geographical Society, Society of Dilettanti), and issues and themes (censorship, exile, orientalism, and tourism). For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia website.

Engendering Islands

Engendering Islands [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1496225457
Author: Ashley M. Williard
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
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Engendering Islands by Ashley M. Williard Book Resume:

Ashley M. Williard argues that early Caribbean reconstructions of masculinity and femininity sustained occupation, slavery, and nascent ideas of race.

Instruments in Art and Science

Instruments in Art and Science [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3110971917
Author: Helmar Schramm,Ludger Schwarte,Jan Lazardzig
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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Instruments in Art and Science by Helmar Schramm,Ludger Schwarte,Jan Lazardzig Book Resume:

This volume presents a collection of original papers at the intersection of philosophy, the history of science, cultural and theatrical studies. Based on a series of case studies on the 17th century, it contributes to an understanding of the role played by instruments at the interface of science and art. The papers pursue the hypothesis that the development and construction of instruments make a substantive contribution to the openingof new fields of knowledge, the development of new cultural practices, but also to the delineation of particular genres, methods, and disciplines. This perspective leads the authors to reflect anew on whatactually defines an instrument and to develop a series of basic questions to determine what an instrument is - which actions does the instrument incorporate? – which actions does the instrument make possible? - when do the objects of examination themselves become instruments? – what skills are required to use an instrument, which skills does it produce? With its combination of new theoretical models and historical case studies, its detailed demonstration of the mutual influence of art and science with the instrument as the point of intersection, this volume enters new territory. It is of great value for all those interested in the history of our perception of instruments. Besides the editors, the authors of the papers are: Jörg Jochen Berns, Olaf Breidbach, Georges Didi-Huberman, Peter Galison, Sybille Krämer, Dieter Mersch, Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, Wilhelm Schmidt-Biggemann, and Otto Sibum.

Music and Ideology

Music and Ideology [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351557718
Author: Mark Carroll
Publisher: Routledge
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Music and Ideology by Mark Carroll Book Resume:

This volume gathers together a cross-section of essays and book chapters dealing with the ways in which musicians and their music have been pressed into the service of political, nationalist and racial ideologies. Arranged chronologically according to their subject matter, the selections cover Western and non-Western musics, as well as art and popular musics, from the eighteenth century to the present day. The introduction features detailed commentaries on sources beyond those included in the volume, and as such provides an invaluable and comprehensive reading list for researchers and educators alike. The volume brings together for the first time seminal articles written by leading scholars, and presents them in such a way as to contribute significantly to our understanding of the use and abuse of music for ideological ends.


Tobacco [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1839740450
Author: Joseph C. Robert
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
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Tobacco by Joseph C. Robert Book Resume:

Tobacco is American, first published in 1950, is a well-researched, fascinating look at the history of Native American use of tobacco and its introduction into European cultures. As one reviewer stated, “nothing is so American as tobacco,” and the Mayans and North and South American tribes used the plant in rituals and healing ceremonies for centuries. Included are chapters on the origins of smoking, pipes, the word 'tobacco,' botanical considerations of the several Nicotiana species, and medicinal and ritualistic uses. Included are 21 pages of maps and illustrations. Author Herbert Spinden was curator of American Indian art and primitive culture at the Brooklyn Museum.

On Human Bondage

On Human Bondage [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1119162521
Author: John Bodel,Walter Scheidel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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On Human Bondage by John Bodel,Walter Scheidel Book Resume:

On Human Bondage—a critical reexamination of Orlando Patterson’s groundbreaking Slavery and Social Death—assesses how his theories have stood the test of time and applies them to new case studies. Discusses the novel ideas of social death and natal alienation, as Patterson first presented them 35 years ago and as they are understood today Brings together exciting new work by a group of esteemed historians of slavery, as well as a final chapter by Patterson himself that responds to and expands upon the other contributions Provides insights into slave societies around the world and across time, from classical Greece and Rome to modern Brazil and the Caribbean, and from Han China and pre-colonial South Asia to early modern Europe and the New World Delves into a wide range of topics, including the reformation of social identity after slavery, the new historicist approach to slavery, rituals of enslavement and servitude, questions of honor and dishonor, and symbolic imagery of slavery

Exploration of the South Seas in the Eighteenth Century: Rediscovered Accounts, Volume II

Exploration of the South Seas in the Eighteenth Century: Rediscovered Accounts, Volume II [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1134985347
Author: Sandhya Patel
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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Exploration of the South Seas in the Eighteenth Century: Rediscovered Accounts, Volume II by Sandhya Patel Book Resume:

The publication of key voyaging manuscripts has contributed to the flourishing of enduring and prolific worldwide scholarship across numerous fields. These navigators and their texts were instrumental in spurring on further exploration, annexation and ultimately colonisation of the pacific territories in the space of only a few decades. This series will present new sources and primary texts in English, paving the way for postcolonial critical approaches in which the reporting, writing, rewriting and translating of Empire and the ‘Other’ takes precedence over the safeguarding of master narratives. Each of the volumes contains an introduction that sets out the context in which these voyages took place and extensive annotations clarify and explain the original texts. The translated accounts of voyages undertaken by foreign vessels abounded in an era when they encouraged not only competitive geopolitical initiatives but also commercial enterprises throughout Europe, resulting in a voluminous textual corpus. However, French merchant-seaman Etienne Marchand’s journal of his voyage round the world in 1790-1792, encompassing an important visit to the Marquesas Archipelago during his first crossing of the Pacific, remained unpublished until 2005 and has only now been made available in English. The second volume of this series comprises an annotated translation in English of this document.

The African Slave Trade and Its Suppression

The African Slave Trade and Its Suppression [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317792351
Author: Peter Hogg
Publisher: Routledge
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The African Slave Trade and Its Suppression by Peter Hogg Book Resume:

A comprehensive bibliography dealing specifically with African slave trade. This volume has been sub-classified for easier consultation and the compiler has provided, where possible, descriptions and comments on the works listed.

Architecture and Urbanism in the French Atlantic Empire

Architecture and Urbanism in the French Atlantic Empire [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0773553762
Author: Gauvin Alexander Bailey
Publisher: McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
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Architecture and Urbanism in the French Atlantic Empire by Gauvin Alexander Bailey Book Resume:

Spanning from the West African coast to the Canadian prairies and south to Louisiana, the Caribbean, and Guiana, France's Atlantic empire was one of the largest political entities in the Western Hemisphere. Yet despite France's status as a nation at the forefront of architecture and the structures and designs from this period that still remain, its colonial building program has never been considered on a hemispheric scale. Drawing from hundreds of plans, drawings, photographic field surveys, and extensive archival sources, Architecture and Urbanism in the French Atlantic Empire focuses on the French state's and the Catholic Church's ideals and motivations for their urban and architectural projects in the Americas. In vibrant detail, Gauvin Alexander Bailey recreates a world that has been largely destroyed by wars, natural disasters, and fires – from Cap-François (now Cap-Haïtien), which once boasted palaces in the styles of Louis XV and formal gardens patterned after Versailles, to failed utopian cities like Kourou in Guiana. Vividly illustrated with examples of grand buildings, churches, and gardens, as well as simple houses and cottages, this volume also brings to life the architects who built these structures, not only French military engineers and white civilian builders, but also the free people of colour and slaves who contributed so much to the tropical colonies. Taking readers on a historical tour through the striking landmarks of the French colonial landscape, Architecture and Urbanism in the French Atlantic Empire presents a sweeping panorama of an entire hemisphere of architecture and its legacy.

La Catastrophe: The Eruption of Mount Pelee, the Worst Volcanic Eruption of the Twentieth Century

La Catastrophe: The Eruption of Mount Pelee, the Worst Volcanic Eruption of the Twentieth Century [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0190293578
Author: Alwyn Scarth
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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La Catastrophe: The Eruption of Mount Pelee, the Worst Volcanic Eruption of the Twentieth Century by Alwyn Scarth Book Resume:

On May 8, 1902, on the Caribbean island of Martinique, the volcano Mount Pelee loosed the most terrifying and lethal eruption of the twentieth century. In minutes, it killed 27,000 people and leveled the city of Saint-Pierre. In La Catastrophe, Alwyn Scarth provides a gripping day-by-day and hour-by-hour account of this devastating eruption, based primarily on chilling eyewitness accounts. Scarth recounts how, for many days before the great eruption, a series of smaller eruptions spewed dust and ash. Then came the eruption. A blinding flash lit up the sky. A tremendous cannonade roared out that was heard in Venezuela. Then a scorching blast of superheated gas and ash shot straight down towards Saint-Pierre, racing down at hundreds of miles an hour. This infernal avalanche of dark, billowing, reddish-violet fumes, flashing lightning, ash and rocks, crashed and rolled headlong, destroying everything in its path--public buildings, private homes, the town hall, the Grand Hotel. Temperatures inside the cloud reached 450 degrees Celsius. Virtually everyone in Saint-Pierre died within minutes. Scarth tells of many lucky escapes--the ship Topaze left just hours before the eruption, a prisoner escaped death in solitary confinement. But these were the fortunate few. An official delegation sent later that day by the mayor of Fort-de-France reported total devastation--no quays, no trees, only shattered facades. Saint-Pierre was a smoldering ruin. In the tradition of A Perfect Storm and Isaacs Storm, but on a much larger scale, La Catastrophe takes readers inside the greatest volcanic eruption of the century and one of the most tragic natural disasters of all time.

Handbook of Vanilla Science and Technology

Handbook of Vanilla Science and Technology [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1119377293
Author: Daphna Havkin-Frenkel,Faith C. Belanger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Handbook of Vanilla Science and Technology by Daphna Havkin-Frenkel,Faith C. Belanger Book Resume:

An updated guide to the production, science, and uses of vanilla Vanilla is a flavor and fragrance in foods, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and a wealth of other products. Now in its second edition, the Handbook of Vanilla Science and Technology provides a comprehensive and updated review of the science and technology used in these items’ production and supply. Featuring contributions from an international range of experts, this revised edition covers a multitude of topics, including agricultural production, global markets, analytical methods, sensory analysis, food and fragrance applications, organic farming and fair trade, botanical diseases, and novel uses. The Handbook of Vanilla Science and Technology, Second Edition is a vital resource for producers, distributors, and scientists involved in vanilla’s growth and utilization, and offers readers: A guide to the cultivation, extraction, analysis, DNA sequencing, and marketing of vanilla Information on the production of vanilla in a range of countries such as Mexico, Australia, Costa Rica, and India Guidelines on the quality control of vanilla beans and extracts Information on fair trade and the future of vanilla

Voodoo in Haiti

Voodoo in Haiti [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 178720166X
Author: Alfred Métraux
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
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Voodoo in Haiti by Alfred Métraux Book Resume:

Voodoo in Haiti is a masterwork of observation and description by one of the most distinguished anthropologists of the twentieth century. Alfred Métraux has written a rich and lasting study of the lives and rituals of the Haitian mambos and adepts, and of the history and origins of their religion. It is an accurate and engaging account of one of the most fascinating and misunderstood cultures in the world. “Métraux’s book is a landmark in the serious study of Afro-Atlantic religion. The breadth and subtlety of its approach is such that it remains an essential classic of Afro-American ethnology.”—Robert Farris Thompson, professor of art history, Yale University, author of Flash of the Spirit “This is a work deserving of wide readership, and assured of it by its understanding and appeal.”—Library Journal “This book gives what is surely the most authoritative general account of that complex of belief and practice called vaudou available in the literature....No other observer of vaudou has contributed to its study the exquisite documentation of detail that marks the work of Alfred Métraux.”—Sidney W. Mintz, professor of anthropology, Johns Hopkins University

Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico Volume 4/4 T-Z

Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico Volume 4/4 T-Z [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1582187517
Author: Frederick Webb Hodge
Publisher: Digital Scanning Inc
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Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico Volume 4/4 T-Z by Frederick Webb Hodge Book Resume:

The Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology Handbook of American Indians. Reprint of 1912 edition. Volume 4/4 T-Z. Included are illustrations, manners, customs, places and aboriginal words. Volume 1 A to G ISBN 9781582187488 Volume 2 H to M ISBN 9781582187495 Volume 3 N to S ISBN 9781582187509 Volume 4 T to Z ISBN 9781582187517

The Greatest and Deadliest Hurricanes of the Caribbean and the Americas

The Greatest and Deadliest Hurricanes of the Caribbean and the Americas [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1532011504
Author: Wayne Neely
Publisher: iUniverse
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The Greatest and Deadliest Hurricanes of the Caribbean and the Americas by Wayne Neely Book Resume:

With modern weather forecasting, we can monitor, track, and predict the path of hurricanes like never before. But all you have to do is look at pictures of the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina or research the massive cleanup costs of Hurricane Sandy to realize that these storms can still have devastating consequences. Wayne Neely, a meteorologist at the Department of Meteorology in Nassau, Bahamas, and a leading authority on hurricanes, reveals the science behind hurricanes as he examines some of the most terrifying and devastating storms of the Caribbean and the Americas. Spanning more than five centuries and drawing on extensive archival research from Europe, the Americas, and the Caribbean, Neely emphasizes the continuing role of race, societal inequality, and economic ideology in the shaping of our responses to hurricanes. With the prospect of hurricanes becoming fiercer and more destructive, he offers a much-needed opportunity to understand and study these freaks of nature. Whether youre a historian, amateur meteorologist, student, or someone who wants to be prepared in case of a massive storm, youll be impressed with the forces of nature revealed in The Greatest and Deadliest Hurricanes of the Caribbean and the Americas.

Treasure Neverland

Treasure Neverland [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191668648
Author: Neil Rennie
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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Treasure Neverland by Neil Rennie Book Resume:

Treasure Neverland is about factual and fictional pirates. Swashbuckling eighteenth-century pirates were the ideal pirates of all time and tales of their exploits are still popular today. Most people have heard of Blackbeard and Captain Kidd even though they lived about three hundred years ago, but most have also heard of other pirates, such as Long John Silver and Captain Hook, even though these pirates never lived at all, except in literature. The differences between these two types of pirates - real and imaginary - are not quite as stark as we might think as the real, historical pirates are themselves somewhat legendary, somewhat fictional, belonging on the page and the stage rather than on the high seas. Based on extensive research of fascninating primary material, including testimonials, narratives, legal statements, colonial and mercantile records, Neil Rennie describes the ascertainable facts of real eighteenth-century pirate lives and then investigates how such facts were subsequently transformed artistically, by writers like Defoe and Stevenson, into realistic and fantastic fictions of various kinds: historical novels, popular melodramas, boyish adventures, Hollywood films. Rennie's aim is to watch, in other words, the long dissolve from Captain Kidd to Johnny Depp. There are surprisingly few scholarly studies of the factual pirates - properly analysing the basic manuscript sources and separating those documents from popular legends - and there are even fewer literary-historical studies of the whole crew of fictional pirates, although those imaginary pirates form a distinct and coherent literary tradition. Treasure Neverland is a study of this Scots-American literary tradition and also of the interrelations between the factual and fictional pirates - pirates who are intimately related, as the nineteenth-century writings about fictional pirates began with the eighteenth-century writings about supposedly real pirates. 'What I want is the best book about the Buccaneers', wrote Stevenson when he began Treasure Island in 1881. What he received, rightly, was indeed the best book: the sensational and unreliable History of the Pyrates (1724).

The Greatest and Deadliest Hurricanes to Impact the Bahamas

The Greatest and Deadliest Hurricanes to Impact the Bahamas [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1532089228
Author: Wayne Neely
Publisher: iUniverse
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The Greatest and Deadliest Hurricanes to Impact the Bahamas by Wayne Neely Book Resume:

The Bahamas is ideally located directly in the path of hurricanes in the North Atlantic. These massive tropical cyclones have been ravaging the Bahamas since the Lucayan Indians blessed these islands with their presence. Now for the very first time, these greatest and deadliest Bahamian hurricanes have been presented and documented in book-form. Such named storms include Hurricanes Andrew, Floyd, Donna, Dorian, David, Matthew, Betsy, Frances, Jeanne, and Wilma. While other unnamed storms include, The Great Nassau Hurricane of 1926, The Great Abaco Hurricane of 1932, The Great Bahamas Hurricane of 1866, The Great Okeechobee Hurricane of 1928, and The Great Andros Island Hurricane of 1929. The Bahamas hurricane season, which lasts from June to November, has seen plenty of catastrophic storms throughout history. Here's a look at some of the greatest and deadliest storms that have hit the Bahamas over the past five centuries.