History Sba

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HISTORY | SCHOOL BASED ASSESSMENT | | Name: Shanta Rowe Registration#: School: Glenmuir High School Territory: Jamaica Year of Examination: 2011 | |


The researcher would like to thank the following for helping in the completion of this study: firstly, the researcher’s would like to thank the Almighty Father God for the health and strength and knowledge needed to do this study. Secondly, gratitude is expressed to the researcher’s family for moral support. Also the researcher would like to thank the staff at the Kingston and St. Andrew parish library for provided all the necessary books and last but not least the researcher’s the teacher Mrs. Meikle for giving the researcher all the necessary tips during the process
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There was little money in circulation after emancipatation when compared to the needs of the sugar plantations. There was money needed to purchase new equipment to limit the number of workers on the sugar plantations but there was little. Where there were large groups of slaves with hoes had worked the fields before, now there had to be ploughs and harrows had to be used.
Most planters were bankrupt because of the rising cost of sugar production. For many of them however, because of they were absentee landlords their lands and workers were mis-managed by the person they appointed to be in control.
Land posed another problem in not allowing the planter to have any money. Over-cultivation on the plantations exausted the land’s resources and the few crops that did thrive could not provide planters with sufficient earnings.
What matters made matters worse was the passing of the Sugar Equalisation Act in 1846. The made duties on exports from the English speaking Caribbean such as sugar equalised.

Technology (Mechanisation)

In the nineteenth century where there was the introduction of new technological advancements, the sugar plantations in the English speaking Caribeean were still using seventeenth century technology on their plantations inspite the advantages such as a reduction in the need of labour and reduction in production cost of the then “new age” technology. There were many reasons for this:
One reason was that the territories in

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