The 1763 rebellion lasted almost close to a year and

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The 1763 rebellion lasted almost close to a year and there was no sense that in opposed danger to Essequibo or Demerara. Nonetheless he summoned Indian groups from every part of the colony, engaging the Caribs and giving them assignments to help put down the rebellion in Berbice and prevent it from spreading. The Amerindians were used as scouts messengers patrols look outs and in terms of providing information for security purposes. Ultimately His security strategy was a three fold, based on the Malaysia, his alliance with the indigenous groups and the third part to establish forts which the colonies would defend . Defense of colonies of Spaniards were left to the Caribs.
Plantation System The plantation system in terms of the Dutch, the beginning was slow because when it was established and received the charter their agenda was trade within the region. Apart from the explicit permission to trade they were given contracts to sign partnerships with the Amerindians, build forts and all towards to aim to maintain control under the charter. Focused mainly on Essequibo. 1627, Abraham Van Pere sought and was granted permission to colonize Berbice. So, he settled in Berbice, erecting a fort in that region, Fort Nassau and he began to trade. But it seemed clear that trade overtime wouldn’t be profitable so they started looking for alternatives. Many factors affected WIC. In 1640's the Dutch lost her Brazilian territories which meant implications financial wise. At that time, that since they lost Brazil they may as well sell and get rid of Essequibo settlements. But the discussions continued and they began talking about planting of sugar cane in the late 1640's. In part they had seen what the Berbiceans were able to do with the little Africans they had. The plantation trade and production began to pick up in the late 1640's. We see records of over 60000 pounds of sugar were produced and exported to Europe.20000 pounds of letter- wood were also shipped. So, by 1675, along the banks of the Cuyuni Mazaruni and Essequibo rivers, sugar estates could be found. In Berbice cotton and coffee was its focus. During this early period, the economy was not monocultural. It was not just agriculture but over time it became so. The early 18th century, there was an increase in cotton and coffee. The transformation from moving from the multi-sector economy to monocultural economy came by Lauren Van Gravesande. He colonized it and offered the British planters to settle in the Essequibo. With the entry of the British planters and establishment as a colony we saw the expanding and flourishing effects in the Guianas. Definition of Plantation System Sydney Mintz argued that a plantation is a capitalist type of agricultural organization in which many labourers are employed under unified direction and control in the production of a staple crop.

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