Item description for Jamaica Surveyed: Plantation Maps and Plans of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries by B. W. Higman...
Jamaica Surveyed was first published in Jamaica in 1988 and was not widely available to a worldwide market. This new reprint is now available and brings to the public a representative sample of the enormous collection of plantation maps and plans in the National Library of Jamaica. The complete collection, unique in the Caribbean, provides information on over twenty thousand landholdings in Jamaica and is one of the most extensive collections of plantation maps in the Americas. Jamaica Surveyed explores the diversity of agricultural activities in the island and the changing patterns of land use during the period. The familiar sugar estates are included but so are the coffee and pimento plantations and livestock pens. Plantation villages, gardens, grounds and great houses are featured, as well as post-emancipation settlement patterns. What emerges is a fascinating picture of Jamaica as it was in the first phase of large-scale settlement and as it changed over time in response to economic forces. B. W. Higman combines cartographic and documentary evidence to produce an unusual work of historical scholarship of interest to historians, geographers, cartographers, and all students of Caribbean life and culture.
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Studio: University of the West Indies Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.5" Width: 8.75" Height: 11.25" Weight: 2.45 lbs.
Publisher University of the West Indies Press
ISBN 9766401136 ISBN13 9789766401139
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More About B. W. Higman
B. W. Higman is the William Keith Hancock Professor of History at the Australian National University. He is the author of ten books on Caribbean history, archaeology and geography, including Slave Population and Economy in Jamaica, 1807 1834 (1976, Cambridge University Press, awarded the Bancroft Prize), Plantation Jamaica 1750 1850: Capital and Control in a Colonial Economy (2005) and Jamaican Food: History, Biology, Culture (2008). Higman is Professor Emeritus of the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, Jamaica.
B. W. Higman was born in 1943 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Australian National University, Australia Australian National Universi.
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