Penny Ante Imperialism: The Mosquito Shore and the Bay of Honduras, 1600-1914 : a Case Study in British Informal Empire
This historical study traces the nature and extent of British involvement with the Mosquito Indians of Nicaragua's eastern coast and the northern coast of Honduras. The Mosquito Shore venture, shown to have been strongly resisted, contributed to the development of the protectorate system that extended British influence and control through informal empire.
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Sporadic Inroads around the Bay of Honduras by British
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