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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division

Henry T. De La Beche, Notes on the Present Condition of the Negroes in Jamaica (London: Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1825)

The First Migration

The sugar-producing plantations in the Caribbean were a primary source of African labor for British North America. Barbados in the seventeenth century and Jamaica in the eighteenth century were Britain's most prized colonies, and numerous enslaved Africans, as well as their children born in the Caribbean, were taken to South Carolina to develop the mainland British colonies.

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Image ID: 1226119
Title: Jamaica Negroes cutting cane in their working dresses.
Source: Notes on the present condition of the Negroes in Jamaica.
Name: De La Beche, Henry T. (Henry Thomas) (1796-1855 ) - Author
Published: 1825
Location: Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Subjects: Blacks -- Caribbean Area
Blacks -- Jamaica
Clothing and dress
Plantation workers
Slave labor
Slaves -- Jamaica
Sugarcane
Sugar plantations
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