Cycles of Famine in Islands of Plenty: The Case of the Colonial West Indies in the Pre-emancipation Period View Full Text


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DATE

1984

AUTHORS

D. Watts

ABSTRACT

The West Indies provide good examples of tropical islands which, while inherently capable of providing a well-balanced, adequate diet for a large population, can nevertheless become vulnerable to famine if an inappropriate cultivation system is imposed on them. In examining contrasts in food production between aboriginal and European food-producing systems, evidence that the latter could create cycles of famine in particular islands is assessed. Famine in the West Indies generally gave rise to increased death rates and a substantial emigrant outflow. More... »

PAGES

49-70

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Famine

ISBN

978-94-009-6397-9
978-94-009-6395-5

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http://scigraph.springernature.com/pub.10.1007/978-94-009-6395-5_4

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-6395-5_4

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