The ordeal of free labor in the British West Indies

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Harper & brothers, 1861 - Business & Economics - 325 pages
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Page 299 - By the provisions of this act, the immigrant laborer is entitled, free of all charges, to a certificate of 'industrial residence,' after he has worked five years under indenture. He can shorten this term of service, and receive his certificate, by paying a commutation fee of $20 at the end of the third year, or of $10 at the end of the fourth year. At the end of the second year, and of each subsequent year, he can, at his own election, change his employer, and give his serrice to whomsoever he pleases.
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Page 318 - I have endeavored to point out the two paths that lay open to the West Indian Creole after the abolition of slavery. The one was to remain an estate serf and make sugar for the planter ; the other was to rent or purchase land, and work for estates, if he pleased, but be socially independent of a master's control. I endeavored to follow these two classes of people in the paths they pursued — the majority, who have become independent, and the minority, who have remained estate laborers — and I...
Page 202 - Article, and who, as he is one of the most recent, is also one of the most trustworthy writers upon the subject of which he treats, in speaking of the condition of things in Jamaica, says : " I wish to exhibit the people of Jamaica as a peaceable, law-abiding peasantry, with whom the remembrance of past wrongs has had so little weight that, from the day of emancipation until now, they have never dreamt of a hostile combination, either against their old masters or the government under which they live,...

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