The heights of slaves in Trinidad.

@article{Friedman1982TheHO,
  title={The heights of slaves in Trinidad.},
  author={Gitza Friedman},
  journal={Social science history},
  year={1982},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={
          482-515
        }
}
Early nineteenth-century Trinidad was one of the most efficient sugar producers in the British West Indies with output per slave three times as high as in Barbados and 70% higher than in Jamaica (Ward, 1978; Ragatz, 1963:332). Slave prices reflected Trinidad’s greater productivity. The Commissioners of Compensation reported in 1837 that between 1822 and 1830 the price of a Trinidad field hand was 64% greater than the price of one in Jamaica (Great Britain Parliamentary Papers, 1837–1838… CONTINUE READING
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