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dc.contributor.advisorChomsky, Avien_US
dc.contributor.authorCray, Ainsley
dc.creatorCray, Ainsleyen_US
dc.date2021-11-24T14:05:37.000en_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-29T11:27:56Z
dc.date.available2021-11-29T11:27:56Z
dc.date.issued2015-08-01en_US
dc.date.submitted2016-02-03T08:14:38-08:00en_US
dc.identifiergraduate_theses/12en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.13013/538en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the ways in which the environment of Barbados was altered after the founding of an English colony on the island in 1627. The rate and manner of change is addressed, as well as the ecology of the island before English colonization. Before English occupation, Barbados was primarily covered in thick tropical rainforest, and had no human population. Within several decades of settlement, the island was almost exclusively covered in sugar cane plantations, and supported a dense human population. The paper also looks at the consequences of environmental alteration. The change to a plantation ecology made many islanders wealthy and powerful, and made Barbados a major player in the world economy. But the changes made to the island ecosystem also impacted the health and mortality of the inhabitants, the economic growth of the colony, the prevalence of food shortages, and the heavy reliance on slave labor from Africa. Many of these consequences continued even after the 17th century, and some can be seen today.en_US
dc.titleFrom Paradise to Plantation: Environmental Change in 17th Century Barbadosen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.legacy.embargo2016-02-03T00:00:00-08:00en_US
dc.legacy.pubstatuspublisheden_US
dc.description.departmentHistoryen_US
dc.type.degreeMaster of Arts (MA)en_US
dc.legacy.pubtitleGraduate Thesesen_US
dc.legacy.identifierhttps://digitalcommons.salemstate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1011&context=graduate_theses&unstamped=1en_US
dc.legacy.identifieritemhttps://digitalcommons.salemstate.edu/graduate_theses/12en_US
dc.legacy.identifierfilehttps://digitalcommons.salemstate.edu/context/graduate_theses/article/1011/type/native/viewcontenten_US
dc.subject.keywordBarbadosen_US
dc.subject.keyword17th centuryen_US
dc.subject.keywordenvironmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordsugaren_US
dc.subject.keywordslaveryen_US
dc.subject.keywordtropical diseaseen_US


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