Satchell, Veront M.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of History
Government land-lease programs and the expansion of the Jamaican peasantry, 1866-1900
Plantation society in the Americas
Date of Publication
Critically examines the extent to which government's land lease policy advanced the numerical growth and spatial expansion of the peasantry by quantitatively analyzing the trends and pattern of government leasing during the period 1866-1900. Primary data was derived from statistics on land transactions taken from the Land Conveyance Deeds registered at the Island Record Office and Government land distribution statistics appended to the reports of the Surveyor General of Jamaica over the period under review. Concludes that the government land lease program of the late 19th century advanced the development of an Afro-Jamaican peasantry.....