Sunday, June 14, 2015

St. Croix under Seven Flags

Lewisohn, Florence, St. Croix under Seven Flags, Hollywood, Florida: Dukane Press, 1970.


From the inner-sleeve:
St. Croix under Seven Flags reflects the turbulence and sweeping changes of five centuries in the West Indies. This one small island, formerly the Danish West Indies and now one of the U.S. Virgin Islands, has flown the flags of many nations: Spain, England, Holland, France, Denmark and the United States as well as the ensign of the empire building Knights of Malta who for a few years exploited the island in one of history’s strange quirks.

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