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A Company of Planters

Confessions of a colonial rubber planter in 1950s Malaya

Author: John Dodd

Publisher: Monsoon Books

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Through a collection of letters written to his best friend and to his father in England, and from his own personal diary entries, John Dodd’s memoir offers a fascinating and amusing glimpse of life as a colonial rubber planter. With true stories and confessions that would make even Somerset Maugham blush, we discover what life was really like for young colonial planters in late-1950s Malaya. Increasing daily rubber output may have been their goal but for the young planters the bigger picture of chasing girls and finding a ‘keep’ was of much greater importance. But life was more than just a series of stengahs in the clubhouse, dalliances in the Chinese brothels of Penang and charming ‘pillow dictionaries’ – there were strikes, riots, snakes, plantation fires and deadly ambushes by Communist terrorists to contend with. Set against the backdrop of the Emergency period, the rise of nationalism and Malaya’s subsequent Independence, A Company of Planters is a very personal, moving and humorous account of one man’s experiences on the frequently isolated rubber plantations of colonial Malaya.

Traders, Planters and Slaves

Market Behavior in Early English America

Author: David W. Galenson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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This book explores the operation of the Atlantic slave trade industry in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, focusing on the market behaviour of the Royal African Company - the largest English company engaged in the slave trade - and the sugar planters of the Caribbean.

Bureaucrats, Planters, and Workers

The Making of the Tobacco Monopoly in Bourbon Mexico

Author: Susan Deans-Smith

Publisher: University of Texas Press

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 536

A government monopoly provides an excellent case study of state-society relationships. This is especially true of the tobacco monopoly in colonial Mexico, whose revenues in the later half of the eighteenth century were second only to the silver tithe as the most valuable source of government income. This comprehensive study of the tobacco monopoly illuminates many of the most important themes of eighteenth-century Mexican social and economic history, from issues of economic growth and the supply of agricultural credit to rural relations, labor markets, urban protest and urban workers, class formation, work discipline, and late colonial political culture. Drawing on exhaustive research of previously unused archival sources, Susan Deans-Smith examines a wide range of new questions. Who were the bureaucrats who managed this colonial state enterprise and what policies did they adopt to develop it? How profitable were the tobacco manufactories, and how rational was their organization? What impact did the reorganization of the tobacco trade have upon those people it affected most—the tobacco planters and tobacco workers? This research uncovers much that was not previously known about the Bourbon government's management of the tobacco monopoly and the problems and limitations it faced. Deans-Smith finds that there was as much continuity as change after the monopoly's establishment, and that the popular response was characterized by accommodation, as well as defiance and resistance. She argues that the problems experienced by the monopoly at the beginning of the nineteenth century did not originate from any simmering, entrenched opposition. Rather, an emphasis upon political stability and short-term profits prevented any innovative reforms that might have improved the monopoly's long-term performance and productivity. With detailed quantitative data and rare material on the urban working poor of colonial Mexico, Bureaucrats, Planters, and Workers will be important reading for all students of social, economic, and labor history, especially of Mexico and Latin America.

Chronicles of the First Planters of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay, from 1623-1636

Now First Collected from Original Records and Contemporaneous Manuscripts, and Illustrated with Notes

Author: Alexander Young

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Category: Massachusetts

Page: 571

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Planters, Pirates, & Patriots

Historical Tales from the South Carolina Grand Strand

Author: Rod Gragg

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

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Hawaiian Planters' Monthly

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Category: Agriculture

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Carolina Planters on the Alabama Frontier

The Spencer-Robeson-McKenzie Family Papers

Author: Edward Pattillo

Publisher: NewSouth Books

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Category: History

Page: 490

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Carolina Planters on the Alabama Frontier: The Spencer-Robeson-McKenzie Family collects the papers of Elihu Spencer, a fourth-generation New Englander, and his family and Southern descendants, to form a history of the American nation from the point of view of planters and those they held in slavery. The documents in this volume are accounts of a privileged world that was afflicted by constant loss and despair. The families lived as isolated, landed gentry in a society where medical treatment had hardly evolved since the Middle Ages. The papers together form a dramatic narrative of early Americans from the mid-eighteenth century to the harsh years after the Civil War. They created their new society with courage and imagination and tenacity, while never recognizing their own moral blind spot regarding the holding of human beings in slavery. It brought about the collapse of their world--poignantly expressed in these letters.

History and Genealogy of the Mayflower Planters

Author: Leon C. Hills

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

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Category: History

Page: 462

View: 997

Based largely on the genealogy of Mayflower planter Stephen Hopkins, this work includes both his male and female lines through a number of generations. Since four of Hopkins' children intermarried with descendants of many of the "first comers" to Plymouth and Cape Cod, this work is brimming with Mayflower connections.

An Act to Incorporate the Planters' Insurance Company

Author: John A. Winston

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Category: Insurance companies, American

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A Warning Voice to the Cotton and Tobacco Planters, Farmers, and Merchants of the United States

On the Pernicious Consequences to Their Respective Interests of the Existing Policy of the Country

Author: Mathew Carey

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Category: Cotton trade

Page: 76

View: 494

Planters' Notes

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Category: Tree planting

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View: 869

Some no. include reports compiled from information furnished by State Foresters (and others).

The Planter and Sugar Manufacturer

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The Old Planters of Beverly Massachusetts and the Thousand Acre Grant of 1635

Author: Alice Lapham

Publisher: Applewood Books

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Category: History

Page: 148

View: 700

Chronicles of the First Planters of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay, from 1623 to 1636

Author: Alexander Young

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

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Category: History

Page: 571

View: 933

Tree Planters' Notes

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Category: Tree planting

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View: 896

Some no. include reports compiled from information furnished by State Foresters (and others).

Planters, Paupers, and Pioneers

English Settlers in Atlantic Canada

Author: Lucille H. Campey

Publisher: Dundurn

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Category: History

Page: 384

View: 113

The first in a series of three titles on The English in Canada, this book focuses on factors that brought the English to Canada, tracing the English arrivals to the various settlements. Drawing on wide-raging documentary resources, this book is essential reading for individuals wishing to trace English and Canadian family links.

The Planters of Colonial Virginia

Author: Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

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Category: Reference

Page: 260

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This publication represents the most comprehensive digest of Mason County's oldest marriage records extant. It pulls together more than 11,000 marriage entries from 1806 to 1915. The marriage entries are arranged alphabetically according to surname of the groom and are followed by the name of the bride, the date of the marriage or marriage license, and a reference to the original marriage book where the record may be found.

A Planters' Republic

The Search for Economic Independence in Revolutionary Virginia

Author: Bruce A. Ragsdale

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 305

View: 626

This exciting reinterpretation of the path to Revolution follows Virginia planters' attempts to break with England and shows how their grassroots effort at self-sufficiency solidified into political resistance, war, and independence.

Planters, Merchants, and Slaves

Plantation Societies in British America, 1650-1820

Author: Trevor Burnard

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

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Category: History

Page: 360

View: 186

As with any enterprise involving violence and lots of money, running a plantation in early British America was a serious and brutal enterprise. In the contentious Planters, Merchants, and Slaves, Burnard argues that white men did not choose to develop and maintain the plantation system out of virulent racism or sadism, but rather out of economic logic because—to speak bluntly—it worked. These economically successful and ethically monstrous plantations required racial divisions to exist, but their successes were measured in gold, rather than skin or blood. Sure to be controversial, this book is a major intervention in the scholarship on slavery, economic development, and political power in early British America, mounting a powerful and original argument that boldly challenges historical orthodoxy.

The Central African Planter

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Category: British

Page: 249

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