The Development of the British West Indies: 1700-1763, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Development of the British West Indies

1700-1763, 1st Edition

By Frank Wesley Pitman


496 pages

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Originally published in 1917, this book is an investigation of industrial and social conditions in the British West Indies in the effort to reach a better understandinf of the part those islands played in the growth and dissolution of the British empire, including chapters on white labor in the sugar islands, the slave trade, and foreign markets for British sugar.

Table of Contents

1. British West India Society in the Eighteenth Century. 2. White Labor in the Sugar Islands. 3. The Slave Trade. 4. Exclusion of Small Proprietors from Barbadoes and the Leeward Islands. 5. Exclusion of Small Proprietors from Jamaica. 6. Capital, Credit, and Currency. 7. Foreign Markets for British Sugar. 8. Agitation for Direct Trade between the West Indies and Europe. 9. International Trade between British North America and the Foreign West Indies, 1686-1730. 10. International Trade between British and Foreign Colonies in the West Indies, 1699-1730. 11. The Molasses Act, 1730-1733. 12. Illicit Commerce, 1733-1748. 13. Illicit Commerce, 1748-1763. 14. The Peace of Paris.

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