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Fc46_lecture 6 - Jodi Krakower FC46 – Caribbean Societies Lecture 6 The Social and Cultural Consequences of Plantation Slavery Different kinds of

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Unformatted text preview: Jodi Krakower FC46 – Caribbean Societies Lecture 6 10-3-07 The Social and Cultural Consequences of Plantation Slavery Different kinds of slavery The planter class- slaves owned in large numbers o 223 per holding in sugar (JA)- small white minority – Jamaica 1832: ration of 20:1 o 313,000 slaves, 16,750 whites- deep class divisions o attorneys, overseers, bookkeepers- ethnic divisions o English, Scots, Irish o Strong Irish influences- shortage of white women o in JA; 143 males to 100 women in 1844- absentee ownership and its consequences o over 50% owned by absentees o 175 per holding for absentees vs. 25 for locals o Overseers running estates – being paid on commission The slave population- did not reproduce, in contrast with the US o high mortality o low fertility- Creole-African ratio o 35-50% African in 1830- African tribal divisions o Ibos o Koromantees (Ghana) o Yorubans (Cuban Lucini) o Hausa, Bambara The colored population: enslaved and free- origin and size o 18.4% of births in JA between 1829-3218....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course FOR-CULT 46 taught by Professor Patterson during the Fall '07 term at Harvard.

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Fc46_lecture 6 - Jodi Krakower FC46 – Caribbean Societies Lecture 6 The Social and Cultural Consequences of Plantation Slavery Different kinds of

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