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Liberty, Fraternity, ExileHaiti and Jamaica after Emancipation$
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Matthew J. Smith

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781469617978

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617978.001.0001

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Age of Promise

Age of Promise

(p.241) Twelve Age of Promise
Liberty, Fraternity, Exile

Matthew J. Smith

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter explains how U.S. imperialism spurred opportunities for growth in Jamaica's moribund economy. The increased presence of the United States on the island coexisted, uneasily at times, with a strong devotion to the British Empire. Adding further contrast to Jamaica's changes in this period were the regular flow of people between Haiti and Jamaica and most dramatic of all, a destructive earthquake in 1907 that bookends the natural disasters discussed earlier in the book.

Keywords:   US imperialism, Jamaica, economic growth, British Empire, Haiti, migration, earthquake

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