‘Prodigious Riches’: The Wealth of Jamaica Before the American Revolution

@article{Burnard2001ProdigiousRT,
  title={‘Prodigious Riches’: The Wealth of Jamaica Before the American Revolution},
  author={T. Burnard},
  journal={The Economic History Review},
  year={2001},
  volume={54},
  pages={506-524}
}
  • T. Burnard
  • Published 2001
  • History
  • The Economic History Review
W hen eighteenth-century Britons contemplated their possessions in W the West Indies what struck them most was the wealth of these small tropical islands. They were particularly impressed by the wealth of the largest British colony in the Caribbean, Jamaica. Despite Jamaica's well-deserved reputation as a white person's graveyard, Europeans flocked to the island in order to acquire great fortunes. Both for individuals and for the British government the wealth of Jamaica was its greatest… Expand
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