Jamaica In 1850

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Overview

This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781425519612
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Library
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Preface
Departure from New York
How to escape sea-sickness
Our passengers
Taylor, cousin of Zachary Taylor
The Pass of Mayaguana
Arrival at Port Royal
Commodore Brooks
Kingston seen from the Bay
Kingston Hotels
Streets
Inhabitants
Old people and babies
Coolies
Intermarriage between the whites and browns
Public sentiment about color
The proportion of colored and white people in public and professional employments
Colored people of note
The English policy towards them
Spanishtown
Governor Grey
His embarrassments
His family
House of Assembly
The Public Printers
The Speaker
His compensation
Political Representation in Jamaica
Impotence of the Legislature
Executive influence
The Council
Deliberations of the Assembly
Political Parties
Public Salaries
Memorial against the Council
The Poverty of Jamaica
Depreciation and diminution of exports
The market value of estates
Corresponding prostration in the other British West India Colonies
Physical resources of Jamaica
Soil
Fruits
Vegetables
Drugs
Trees
Irrigation
Rivers
Difficulties of transportation
Harbors
Mines
The decline of Jamaica explained
The complaints of the Planters
The remedies proposed by the Planters
The real difficulties in Jamaica stated
First, the degradation of labor
Absenteeism and Middlemen
Stanley's letter to Gladstone
Encumbered Estates
Insolvency of the Island
The Planters and the Home Merchant
Restrictions on Commerce
Accumulations of land
No middle class
Labor not capital
Labor to become capital
Increase of small proprietors
Carlyle's Remedy reviewed
Labor and Wages
Central Mills
Manufacturing Resources
Uses of cocoa nut
Political Influence of the African
Emigration of the whites
Destiny of Jamaica
Climate
Health
Precautions
Conclusion
Alienation of land
Ocean steamers
Postoffice department
Newspapers
Appendix A Visit to the Emperor of Haiti 190
Appendix B A Tabular Return of Exports from the Island of Jamaica for sixty-one years, ending October 10, 1848 201
Appendix C Epitome of the Island revenue for the years ending 1844, '45, '46, '47, and 1848 205
Appendix D Extent and Resources of the British Colonies 207
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