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Livestock, Sugar and Slavery: Contested Terrain in Colonial Jamaica (Paperback)
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Livestock, Sugar and Slavery: Contested Terrain in Colonial Jamaica (Paperback)

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Paperback 279 Pages / Published: 30/12/2009
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The economic and social history of Jamaica has been dominated by a tradition of scholarship that has tended to focus on the study of the ruling sugar planter elite - the `sugarocracy'- considered more socially significant than non-sugar producers. Indeed, non-sugar producers. Indeed, non-sugar producing units have been regarded as representing a `divergent pattern' of social and economic development. Livestock, Sugar and Slavery broadens the economic and social history of Jamaica by turning the spotlight on those involved in raising livestock rather than sugar cane in colonial Jamaica. Devoted primarily to the slavery era, the book examines the evolution and expansion of the pen-keeping industry, the role and status of the pen-keepers and the experiences of enslaved labourers on pens. Above all, the book argues that the relationship between those who raised livestock and those who raised sugar cane, while symbiotic in one sense, was also conflict-ridden in another. Pens, though emerging in the pre-sugar era when they had an independent economic dynamic, had developed into virtual adjuncts of the sugar industry by the 18th and 19th centuries, leading to contests between sugar proprietors and pen-keepers over land, boundaries, enslaved labourers, and social and political status. This comparative study of pen-keepers and sugar planters also demonstrates that the `ranking game' was intensely practised in the age of modernity.

Publisher: Ian Randle Publishers,Jamaica
ISBN: 9789766372569
Number of pages: 279
Weight: 525 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm

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