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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

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

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617978.003.0012

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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