A Spatial Analysis of Sugar Plantations on St Eustatius Netherlands Antilles
|Authors & editors|
|Year of publication||1989|
|Scope & content||Abstract: |
This paper analyzes the spatial effects of the early modern sugar economy on a particular island, St. Eustatius.
In the processing of doing so, several theoretical approaches to the study of historical archaeology are discussed in the introductory chapter one. Chapter two presents a brief historical analysis of the development and expansion of the
European economic order in the Atlantic, focusing on the Portuguese, Spanish, and Dutch contributions to the development of that economy in the fifteenth, sixteenth, and early seventeenth centuries.
Chapter three discusses how the sugar economy manifested itself physically across St. Eustatius, by examining the settlement pattern of sugar plantations across the island as revealed by several historic maps as well a survey of the island conducted in 1988. Chapter three also examines the internal settlement pattern of a representative plantation, Fair Play.
Chapter four is a series of descriptions of potential plantation sites extant on St. Eustatius in 1988. The final chapter presents several conclusion about the effects of the sugar economy on St. Eustatius.
Divisions within this publication
- 1: INTRODUCTION
- 2: SUGAR AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE EUROPEAN ATLANTIC ECONOMY
- 3: SETTLEMENT PATTERN OF SUGAR PLANTATIONS ON ST. EUSTATIUS
- 4: THE RESULTS OF A SURVEY CONDUCTED IN 1988
- 5: CONCLUSION
- 6: BIBLIOGRAPHY