The Dominica Story

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The Dominica Story
Author Lennox Honychurch
Country Dominica
Language English
Genre History
Publisher Macmillan (1995)
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
ISBN 0-333-62776-8 (hardcover, 1995 edition, Macmillan)
OCLC 60126665

The Dominica Story: A History of the Island is a history book from 1975, written by famed Dominican historian Lennox Honychurch. Originally presented as a miniseries for Radio Dominica (now DBS Radio) in 1974, the inaugural edition covered every aspect of local history from prehistory up to the then-present (the island's 1967 Associated Statehood).

The book's first edition of 18 chapters was an immediate bestseller upon its release. A revised version with 21 chapters was printed in 1984. A commercial edition, this time with 24 chapters and focusing on local events in the 1980s and 1990s, was published in 1995 by the Caribbean imprint of Macmillan.

Chapters in the 1995 edition[edit]

  1. An Island of Fire
  2. The First Settlers
  3. The Kalinago - The "Island Carib"
  4. Columbus and Spain
  5. Land of Two Nations
  6. France Moves In
  7. The British in Dominica
  8. The Plantation
  9. The French Return
  10. The Fighting Maroons
  11. Revolution and Ransom
  12. The Last Maroon War
  13. Peace and Freedom
  14. The Years of Change
  15. An Unsettled Society
  16. New Men, New Energy
  17. Between Two Wars
  18. The Church
  19. Development and Welfare
  20. After God, The Land
  21. Statehood
  22. Towards Independence
  23. A Stormy Path
  24. Inventing a Nation

See also[edit]