The Turks & Caicos Islands is an archipelago of half a dozen populated islands and numerous other islets and cays located just to the south of the Bahamas chain of islands. One of the few remaining British Overseas Territories, its history is a patchwork of indigenous settlement, alleged first point of New World contact by Christopher Columbus, colonial rule, the slavery era, and constitutional multi-party government. "A History of the Turks & Caicos Islands" aims to examine the nature of all these, and other aspects of the Turks & Caicos identity. The book is divided into three parts: The Environment and Natural Resources of the Turks & Caicos Islands; Past Social and Political History of the Turks & Caicos Islands; and, The Contemporary Social and Political History of the Turks & Caicos Islands.
Dr Carlton Mills is originally from South Caicos. He has been an educator in Turks & Caicos throughout his professional life. He was Deputy Principal of the Turks & Caicos Community College between 1997 and 2007. After the General Election in 2007, Dr Mills was appointed to the Turks & Caicos Cabinet as Minister of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture. Although he has relinquished his position at the Community College, he remains committed to raising the quality of educational facilities and resources in Turks & Caicos, and to increasing educational opportunities for the people of Turks & Caicos.