‘One of the Fertilest Pleasentest Spotts’: An analysis of the slave economy in Jamaica's St Andrew parish, 1753

@article{Ryden2000OneOT,
  title={‘One of the Fertilest Pleasentest Spotts’: An analysis of the slave economy in Jamaica's St Andrew parish, 1753},
  author={D. Ryden},
  journal={Slavery & Abolition},
  year={2000},
  volume={21},
  pages={32 - 55}
}
  • D. Ryden
  • Published 2000
  • History
  • Slavery & Abolition
Governor Knowles' agricultural census of 1753 is the best documentation of Jamaica's plantation economy and rural society during the eighteenth century. Although limited to the south-central parish of St Andrew, its estate-level enumeration is unparalleled in its detail; there are no other censuses that list both agricultural inputs and levels of production. Knowles presented this document as part of a series of responses to the Board of Trade in London. Thus, it has been safely cared for in… Expand
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