The sugar colonies and Governor Eyre, 1849-1866
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The sugar colonies and Governor Eyre, 1849-1866 by William Law Mathieson

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Published by Longmans, green and co. in London, New York [etc.] .
Written in English



  • Jamaica,
  • West Indies, British.


  • Eyre, Edward John, 1815-1901.,
  • Slavery -- West Indies, British.,
  • Sugar trade -- West Indies, British.,
  • Jamaica -- History -- Insurrection, 1865.

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Edition Notes

Statementby William Law Mathieson.
LC ClassificationsHT1091 .M33
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 243, [1] p.
Number of Pages243
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6349829M
LC Control Number37004104

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The first part of the book examines the West Indies on the eve of emancipation in , a key passage in West Indian history. Green presents a clear general picture of the sugar colonies, and places British governmental policy toward the region in the context of Victorian attitudes toward colonial Cited by:   A study of the West Indies in the mid-nineteenth century, this book draws together the experiences of more than a dozen different sugar colonies and forms them into a coherent historical account. The first part of the book examines the West Indies on the eve of emancipation in , a key passage in West Indian history/5. Cardwell, recall Governor Eyre, and appoint a Commission to investigate the outbreak at Morant Bay and its suppression. The Radical groups which had supported the North during the American Civil War joined such humanitarian philanthropic bodies as the Anti-Slavery Society, and the Aborigines Protection Society, in denouncing Eyre. The Crisis of the Sugar Colonies Written as four public letters, this book condemns the intention by the French to reinstate older slavery practices on its colonies in the West Indies. James Stephen (–) was a lawyer who, after moving to St Kitts with his family to earn a living, became a supporter of the abolition movement.

and continued through , when colonial sugar was deprived of protection in the British market. The key act, however, was that of First, in , foreign sugar not grown by slave labor was admitted at only ior. more than the West Indian rate, then in the following year all .   Furthermore, the elasticity of the demand for sugar was very high. Per capita consumption in Great Britain doubled in response to a 44 per cent drop in the price of sugar between and —, Deerr, History of Sugar, II, , ;, Guillebaud, in Cambridge British Empire, II, Cited by:   Edward John Eyre (), explorer and governor, was born on 5 August at Whipsnade, Bedfordshire, England, third son of Anthony William Eyre, vicar of Hornsea and Long Riston, and his wife Sarah, née Mapleton. He was educated at schools near Rotherham and Grantham, at Louth, and at Sedbergh. The Morant Bay rebellion (11 October ) began with a protest march to the courthouse by hundreds of people led by preacher Paul Bogle in Morant Bay, were armed with sticks and stones. After seven men were shot and killed by the volunteer militia, the protesters attacked and burned the court house and nearby on: Morant Bay, Jamaica.

In an important early study of the Governor Eyre controversy, Bernard Semmel argued that contemporaries also drew connections between the Morant Bay rebellion in Jamaica and other significant conflicts involving revolt against British colonial rule or violent agitation for political rights, including the Indian Mutiny of , working. by W. M. Macmillan; The Sugar Colonies and Governor Eyre, by William Law Mathieson; Sugar. A Case Study of Government Control. by John E. Dalton; The Economic Literature of Latin America. A Tentative Bibliography. The Historical Context: Changing Social Relations of Production in Jamaica. Authors; The Sugar Colonies and Governor Eyre, – (London, Longmans, ), pp. 15– The Historical Context: Changing Social Relations of Production in Jamaica. In: Unemployment and Female Labour. ILO Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, LondonAuthor: Guy Standing.   The colony’s governor, Edward Eyre, reluctantly forwarded the petition to the monarch. He found the response from the British Colonial Office much to his liking. He widely distributed this ‘Queen’s Advice’, which told her petitioners that, as in the rest of the empire, workers’ prosperity depended upon them working harder to make Author: Matt Elton.