In 1863 Jamaica was a British crown colony with a population of about 441,000, of whom 427,000 were classified as coloured. As the whole economy of the island had since 1672 been based on sugar, the industrial production of beet-sugar in Europe was causing acute distress which eventually exploded in the insurrection of 1865, after which representative government was suspended for 20 years.
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