Mills of Surinam
|Authors & editors|
|Year of publication||1977|
English (main text)
|No. in series||3|
|Scope & content||Research into the use of mills, specifically tide mills, on sugar plantations in Suriname in South America. |
Gives information on the cultivation and production of sugar from sugar cane and how tide mills were used in this process. Includes a description of sugar mills, how they were constructed and a slave's role.
Explains how animals such as horses and oxen were used to power mills where the tide power was not adequate. Details what is left of the mills and describes plans to reconstruct a water powered sugar mill.
There were other mills aside from tide and sugar mills, such as wind-driven saw mills and corn mills. Includes sketches and diagrams of the sugar mills and people at work there (poor reproductions).
|Keywords||Archaeology & history, tide mill|
Accession no. 12716
- Shelf location: D400
- Notes: BM 3a; 10-page typescript