• Brian Hunter
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HISTORY. Jamaica was discovered by Columbus in 1494, and was occupied by the Spaniards between 1509 and 1655, when the island was captured by the English; their possession was confirmed by the Treaty of Madrid, 1670. Self-government was introduced in 1944 and gradually extended until Jamaica achieved complete independence within the Commonwealth on 6 Aug. 1962.


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Further Reading

  1. Planning Institute of Jamaica. Economic and Social Survey, Jamaica. AnnualGoogle Scholar
  2. Statistical Institute of Jamaica. Statistical Abstract. Annual.—Demographic Statistics. Annual.Google Scholar
  3. Production Statistics. Annual.Google Scholar
  4. Bakan, A. B., Ideology and Class Conflict in Jamaica: the Politics of Rebellion. Montreal, 1990Google Scholar
  5. Goulbourne, H., Teachers, Education and Politics in Jamaica. 1892–1972. London, 1988Google Scholar
  6. Ingram, K. E., Jamaica. [Bibliography] Oxford and Santa Barbara, 1984Google Scholar
  7. Manley, M., A Voice at the Work Place. London, 1975.—Jamaica: Struggle in the Periphery. London, 1983Google Scholar
  8. Payne, A. J., Politics in Jamaica. London and New York, 1988Google Scholar
  9. National library: National Library of Jamaica, Kingston.Google Scholar
  10. National statistical office: Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN), POB 643, Kingston 5. Director General, Vernon James.Google Scholar

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