IN THE SAME SEA investigates the shared history of the Lesser Antilles from the 1650s to the 1850s. The team of IN THE SAME SEA explores how the islands of the Lesser Antilles were shaped by inter-island connections that transformed separate islands into a common world of slavery and freedom.

Living in fragile societies, marked by racial slavery, enslaved Africans, free people of colour, and Europeans depended on and gained vital resources from crossing the short sea routes to their neighbours in English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Danish, and Swedish colonies.