Slave Population and Economy in Jamaica 1807-1834
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Slave Population and Economy in Jamaica 1807-1834
By B. W. Higman
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Book Description

First published in 1976 (see HLAS 40:2983), work is a masterful analysis of the dynamics of slave labor in the economic growth of early-19th-century Jamaica. Discusses various characteristics of slave and free-colored population including mortality, birth rates, manumission, distribution, and structure, as well as jobs performed on island as a who

Table of Contents
  • CONTENTS
  • FIGURES
  • TABLES
  • PREFACE 1976
  • INTRODUCTION 1995
  • 1. SLAVES, LIVESTOCK, MACHINES
  • PART 1. ECONOMY
    • 2. DISTRIBUTION OF THE SLAVE LABOUR FORCE
    • 3. AGRICULTURE
    • 4. OTHER ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES
  • PART 2. POPULATION
    • 5. POPULATION DISTRIBUTION AND STRUCTURE
    • 6. PATTERNS OF SURVIVAL
    • 7. COLOUR, FAMILY AND FERTILITY
    • 8. MANUMISSIONS, RUNAWAYS AND CONVICTS
  • PART3. DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE AND ECONOMIC DECLINE
    • 9. ORGANIZATION OF SLAVE LABOUR
    • 10. LEVELS OF PRODUCTIVITY
    • 11. OVERSEER DAY DONE?
  • APPENDIXES
    • 1. WEIGHTS, MEASURES AND VALUES,1832
    • 2. CROP COMBINATIONS, 1832
    • 3. STATISTICAL TABLES
  • NOTES
    • CHAPTER 1
    • CHAPTER 2
    • CHAPTER 3
    • CHAPTER 4
    • CHAPTER 5
    • CHAPTER 6
    • CHAPTER 7
    • CHAPTER 8
    • CHAPTER 9
    • CHAPTER 10
    • CHAPTER 11
    • APPENDIX 1
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • INDEX
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