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A True & Exact History Of The Island Of Barbados -Page 43

A True & Exact History Of The Island Of Barbados -Page 43

Author: Ligon, Richard

Medium: Letterpress

Date: 1657

Shelfmark: 455.a.18

Item number: Page 43

Length: 28.2

Width: 17

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Printed Text

Extract from 'A True and Exact History of Barbados,' written by Richard Ligon. He describes the structure of the society, and writes about the customs and activities of the inhabitants. Ligon divides the inhabitants into three groups: 'Masters,' 'Servants' and 'Slaves.' In this section he describes the work, dwellings and treatment of the latter two groups, concluding (contrary to his own evidence) that the sugar planters on the island treated their slaves far better than they did their servants.

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