Table of contents for Jamaica in 1850, or, The effects of sixteen years of freedom on a slave / John Bigelow ; with an introduction by Robert J. Scholnick.

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CONTENTS.
 Chapter I. 
 Pages
 Departure from New York--How to escape sea-sickness--Our
 passengers--Taylor, cousin of Zachary Taylor--The Pass of
 Mayaguana--Arrival at Port Royal--Commodore Brooks--
 Kingston seen from the Bay, - - - - - 1-12
 Chapter II.
 Kingston Hotels--Streets--Inhabitants--Old people and babies-- 
 Coolies, - - - - - - - - - 13-20
 Chapter III.
 Intermarriage between the whites and browns--Public sentiment
 about color--The proportion of colored and white people in
 public and professional employments--Colored people of 
 note--The English policy towards them, - - - 21-30
 Chapter IV.
 Spanishtown--Governor Grey--His embarrassments--His family--House
 of Assembly--The Public Printers--The Speaker--His 
 compensation, - - - - - - - - 31-38
 Chapter V.
 Political Representation in Jamaica--Impotence of the 
 Legislature--Executive influence--The Council--Deliberations 
 of the Assembly--Political Parties--Public Salaries--
 Memorial against the Council, - - - - - 39-52
 Chapter VI.
 The Poverty of Jamaica--Depreciation and the diminution of 
 exports--The market value of estates--Corresponding 
 prostration in the other British West India Colonies, 53-64
 Chapter VII.
 Physical resources of Jamaica--Soil--Fruits--Vegetables--Drugs--
 Trees--Irrigation--Rivers--Difficulties of transportation--
 Harbors--Mines,- - - - - - - - 65-70
 Chapter VIII.
 The decline of Jamaica explained--The complaints of the 
 Planters--The remedies proposed by the Planters--The real
 difficulties in Jamaica stated--First, the degradation of 
 labor, - - - - - - - - - 71-78
 Chapter IX.
 Absenteeism and Middlemen--Stanley's letter to Gladstone, 79-88
 Chapter X.
 Encumbered Estates--Insolvency of the Island--The Planters and 
 the Home Merchant--Restrictions on Commerce, - - 89-102
 Chapter XI.
 Accumulations of land--No middle class--Labor not 
 capital, - - - - - - - - - 103-112
 Chapter XII.
 Labor to become capital--Increase of small proprietors--Carlyle's
 Remedy reviewed, - - - - - - - 113-124
 Chapter XIII.
 Labor and Wages, - - - - - - - - 125-138
 Chapter XIV.
 Central Mills, - - - - - - - - - 139-150
 Chapter XV.
 Manufacturing resources--Uses of cocoa nut--Political Influence
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 of the African--Emigration of the whites--Destiny of 
 Jamaica, - - - - - - - - - 151-162
 Chapter XVI.
 Climate--Health--Precautions, - - - - - - 163-177
 Chapter XVII.
 Conclusion--Alienation of land--Ocean steamers--Post-office 
 department--Newspapers, - - - - - - 178-186
 Appendix A.
 Visit to the Emperor of Haiti, - - - - - 189-199
 Appendix B.
 A Tabular Return of Exports from the Island of Jamaica for sixty-
 one years, ending October 10, 1848,- - - - 201-204
 Appendix C.
 Epitome of the Island revenue for the years ending 1844, '45, 
 '46, '47, and 1848, - - - - - - - - 205
 Appendix D.
 Extent and Resources of the British Colonies,- - - 207-
 214

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Jamaica -- Description and travel.
Jamaica -- Economic conditions.
Blacks -- Jamaica -- History -- 19th century.
Bigelow, John, 1817-1911 -- Travel -- Jamaica.