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The Suriname rat race: labour and technology on sugar plantations, 1750-1900

Author(s): Alex van Stipriaan

Journal: Nieuwe West-Indische Gids
ISSN 0028-9930

Volume: 63;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 94;
Date: 1989;
Original page

Keywords: Suriname | plantations | social history | sugar | technology | slavery

Preluding a dissertation on the subject, the author discusses the history of labour and technology on sugar plantations in Suriname. He discusses technical innovations in the factory and in the field as well as the development of productivity and profitability. Van Stipriaan concludes that the introduction of more advanced technology did not have to wait for the abolition of slavery.
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