Et in Arcadia ego: West Indian planters in glory, 1674–1784

@article{Burnard2012EtIA,
  title={Et in Arcadia ego: West Indian planters in glory, 1674–1784},
  author={T. Burnard},
  journal={Atlantic Studies},
  year={2012},
  volume={9},
  pages={19 - 40}
}
The decline of West Indian planters in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries was both remarkable and, to an extent, inexplicable outside the context of a determined abolitionist onslaught against them. During the eighteenth century, planters in the biggest and most important West Indian colony, Jamaica, created a highly profitable plantation economy in which annual returns on investment were satisfactorily high, debt levels manageable, and productivity rapidly improving. Jamaica on… Expand
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