Slave Population and Economy in Jamaica, 1807-1834

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SLAVE POPULATION AND ECONOMY IN JAMAICA 1807-1834
With a new introduction

B. W. HIGMAN

THE PRESS UNVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES ● Barbados ● Jamaica ● Trinidad and Tobago

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • List of Figures ix
  • List of Tables xi
  • Preface 1976 xv
  • Introduction 1995 xvii
  • Conventions, Abbreviations and Symbols xx
  • Chapter 1 - Slaves, Livestock, Machines 1
  • Part I - Economy 7
  • Chapter 2 Distribution of the Slave Labour Force 9
  • Chapter 3 - Agriculture 34
  • Chapter 4 Other Economic Activities 36
  • Part II - Population 43
  • Chapter 6 - Patterns of Survival 99
  • Chapter 7 - Colour, Family and Fertility 139
  • Chapter 8 - Manumissions, Runaways and Convicts 176
  • Part III - Demographic Change and Economic Decline 185
  • Chapter 9 - Organization of Slave Labour 187
  • Chapter 10 - Levels of Productivity 212
  • Chapter II - Overseer Day Done? 227
  • Appendixes 233
  • Notes 279
  • Bibliography 311
  • Index 324
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