The English-American: A New Survey of the West Indies, 1648

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Routledge, Apr 4, 2014 - History - 472 pages
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First published in 1928.
'Can be safely named unique and can never quite lose its value.' Times Literary Supplement.
'This should be bought not borrowed.' Saturday Review
The publication in 1648 of the first authentic account of the provinces of New Spain and Central America by a well-known and educated Englishman excited widespread interest, and The English-American found many readers even though the country was in the midst of revolution. It played an important part in reviving the anti-Spanish policy of Elizabeth and describes at first hand a stage of American society that was virtually unknown.
A. P. Newton's introduction places the book against the background of its time, which is vital in order to understand many of Thomas Gage's allusions. Although abridged from the original, the full chapter headings of the First Edition and the original numbering have been preserved.
 

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Contents

Of the mission sent Ay the Dominicans to the Philippines
5
Of the Indian Fleet that departed from Cadiz Anno Dom 1625
12
Of our discovery of some islands and what trouble befell us in
18
Of our landing at Vera Cruz otherwise St John de Ulhua
31
Of our journey from St John de Ulhua to Mexico and of
37
A description of the town ofTlaxcala
45
Shewing some particulars of the great and famous City of Mexico
59
Shewing my journey from Mexico to Chiapa southward and
109
Shewing my journey from the city of Chiapa unto Guatemala
169
Describing the dominions government riches and greatness of
187
Shewing the condition quality fashion and behaviour of
228
Shewing how and why I departed out of Guatemala to learn
271
Shewing my journey from the town of Petapa into England
333
Shewing how and for what causes after I had arrived in England
383
INDEX
403
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Describing the country of Chiapa with the chiefeSl towns
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