Erscheinungsdatum: 01/2011, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: The Deportation Disaster, Titelzusatz: Unleashing Transnational Crime in the Americas, Autor: Jakubowski, Jonathan, Verlag: VDM Verlag, Sprache: Englisch, Rubrik: Politikwissenschaft, Seiten: 72, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 124 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
The History of Saint Pierre and Miquelon is one of early settlement by Europeans taking advantage of the rich fishing grounds near Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, and is characterized by periods of conflict between the French and British. There is evidence of prehistoric native inhabitants on the islands, but there is no record of native inhabitants at the time of European exploration. Europeans began to regularly visit from the early 1500s and their settlements are some of the oldest in the Americas. At first the Basque fishermen only visited the islands seasonally during the fishing season, by the mid-1600s there were permanent French residents on the islands. From the end of the 17th century, British attacks led to the French settlers abandoning the islands, and the British took possession from 1713 to 1763. The French then reclaimed them and settlers returned to live peacefully for 15 years. French support of the American Revolution led to a British attack and the deportation of the French settlers.