In 1917 Denmark sold off the then Danish West Indies
islands for $25 million to the United States, which renamed them the United States Virgin Islands.
Hall's Slave Society in the Danish West Indies
: St Thomas, St John and St Croix and Pernille Ipsen's Daughters of the Trade: Atlantic Slavers and Interracial Marriage on the Gold Coast (2015).
From the Danish West Indies
in the mid-19th century to Biafra in the 1970s, this color-illustrated work profiles 50 former countries that issued their own stamps.
Language Contact in the Danish West Indies
: Giving Jack his Jacket.
For the health of the enslaved: Slaves, medicine and power in the Danish West Indies
Part 1 is devoted to Alexander Hamilton, who was born in the Danish West Indies
, while part 2 profiles Albert Gallatin, a native of Geneva who was secretary of the treasury under presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.
Of the many colonial outposts in the 19th-century Caribbean, the Danish West Indies
was perhaps one of the most obscure, occupying as it did only a small handful of islands east of Puerto Rico that were ultimately ceded to American hegemony, becoming the US Virgin Islands.
Gobel, Erik (2002): A Guide to Sources for the History of the Danish West Indies
Hugh Thomas's study shows that an estimated 4,000,000 (34.4%) Africans were transported to Brazil; another 2,500,000 (22.1%) to the Spanish Empire; 2,800,000 (17.1%) to the British West Indies; 1,600,000 (14.1%) to the French West Indies; 500,000 (4.4%) to British North America; 500,000 (4.4%) to the Dutch West Indies; 28,000 (0.2%) to the Danish West Indies
; 200,000 (1.8%) to Europe and the islands, a total of over 11,328,000.
Croix, he was the mulatto son of one of the leading white families in the Danish West Indies
. Beverhout's position among both the whites and people of color in St.
The former Danish West Indies
sold to the United States in 1917 has had a fascinating and little known Jewish presence to the point that in the 1830s some visitors coined the expression that the islands should properly be called "The Jewish West Indies."