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Jamaica--History--19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

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James Towson letters regarding Jamaican sugar plantation

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01621
Scope and Contents Collection of 33 letters which detail the economic issues concerning the effective production on a sugar plantation in Kingston, Jamaica immediately after the abolition of slavery in that country. Included in the correspondence is a period of time referred to as the "apprentice" system which was not a successful endeavor. The letters span a period of 13 years and follow the progress of the plantation that Townson managed for absentee owners. They detail his disillusionment with the English...