The Planter (PowerPoint)

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The Planter
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Adventurers Frontier – wild west of 17 th century New code of conduct “This island is the dunghill whereon England doth cast forth its rubbish. Rogues and whores and such like people are those which are generally brought here. . .” (English visitor 1650s)
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Young “We have assistant judges sitts upon the bench that are minors. They shall jump from a boy and a hobby horse to a Collonel of a troope of horse at once. There is no age of Adolescens here; they are either Children or men.”
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Ostentatious Hospitality “ The people have a very generous fashion that if one come to a house to inquire the way to any place, they will make him drink, and if the traveler does deny to stay and drink they take very unkindly of him”
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Wealth
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Economics Large holdings: 21,438 acres of land in 59 separate transactions Based on slavery = radically different from mother country Monocrop production for a distant market
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Rags to Riches William Beckford Richest commoner in England
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Fonthill Abbey Symbolically crashed with the decline in sugar fortunes (1825)
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2010 for the course HIST HIST-2626 taught by Professor Jeannechristensen during the Spring '10 term at University of Colombo.

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