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Campbell, John F.
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The Department of History and Archaeology
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Rethinking job specialization and the limits of modernity on 18th century Jamaican estates
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Social History Project Symposium
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April 21, 2001
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The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
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Abstract
Examines the possible contexts within which trade/job occupational skills were fostered on the estates in light of the evidence of the sugar estate's 'slave rolls' and registration on returns. The main question to be tackled concerns the nature of specialist skills required on the estate and the extent to which, de facto, the sugar planters considered these specialist skills within their bonded labour force. Through our analysis it is hoped that insights can be advanced concerning the modernising limits of the complex task of human resource management during the period of Caribbean enslavement.....
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