oa Lagos Notes and Records - Bitterness on a Sugar Island: British colonialism and the socio-economic development of Jamaica (1655-1750)

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0075-7640



Jamaica was famous for its sugar production during the 18th century. The island was one of the world's most important centres of sugar production and export to Europe from the 1720s. The cultivation of sugar in large quantities began after the English conquered the island in 1655.

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