Plantations in Jamaica in the 1770s Term Paper by Top Papers

Plantations in Jamaica in the 1770s
A letter from a white European immigrant regarding plantations in Jamaica in the 1770s.
# 141366 | 1,250 words | 5 sources | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in History (General)

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The paper addresses plantations in Jamaica in the 1770s. The paper writes a letter from the perspective of a white European immigrant going to the Caribbean to make his fortunes in the sugar industry. The letter writer explains that Jamiaca was chosen because it was the dominant sugar power at that time.

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"Dear Father, After a great deal of thought I have decided that I will be leaving England and going to Jamaica. Although I have been relatively successful as a farmer in the English countryside I feel that I can make a fortune in Jamaica. I have based my decision on a number of factors. The first and most important is that the sugar industry is booming in the Caribbean as a whole. Getting into sugar is particularly lucrative in Jamaica which has surpassed Barbados as the primary produces of sugar in the Caribbean. The second reason that I'm choosing Jamaica is because it is a British..."

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