Shepherd, Verene A.; Monteith, Kathleen E. A.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of History
Non-sugar proprietors in a sugar plantation society
Plantation Society in the Americas
Date of Publication
Demonstrates that in spite of a growth in importance of coffee and livestock production in Jamaica in the 18th and 19th centuries that resulted in significant economic diversification, the island remained very much a 'sugar' plantation society, with non-sugar producers accorded an inferior social position.