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Introduction

  • Jean Besson
  • Janet Momsen
Part of the Studies of the Americas book series (STAM)

Abstract

Land has been central to the development of the Caribbean region for more than 500 years, from Columbus’s landfall in 1492 to the twenty-first century. These issues were foregrounded in our edited collection of essays by anthropologists, geographers, and historians in 1987, entitled Land and Development in the Caribbean,1 which was described as a milestone “on the road to a deeper understanding of contemporary Caribbean rural economy”2 and opened up these issues to extensive and continuing discussion and debate.3

Keywords

Land Settlement Dominican Republic Land Tenure Caribbean Region Land Policy 
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  1. 1.
    Jean Besson and Janet Momsen (eds.), Land and Development in the Caribbean (London: Macmillan, 1987).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    David Barker, Review of Land and Development in the Caribbean, Jean Besson and Janet Momsen (eds.), and Small Farming and Peasant Resources in the Caribbean, John S. Brierley and Hymie Rubenstein (eds.), Social and Economic Studies 38, no. 4 (1989): 265–274, at 272.Google Scholar
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    See, e.g., David T. Edwards, Review of Land and Development in the Caribbean, Jean Besson and Janet Momsen (eds.), and Small Farming and Peasant Resources in the Caribbean, John S. Brierley and Hymie Rubenstein (eds.), Nieuwe West Indische Gids 64 (1990): 57–60Google Scholar
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    Sidney W. Mintz, Caribbean Transformations (New York: Columbia University Press, 1989)Google Scholar
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    See, e.g., David Lowenthal, West Indian Societies (London: Oxford University Press, 1972)Google Scholar
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    See also, e.g., Sidney W. Mintz, “Peasant Markets,” Scientific American 203, no. 2 (1960): 112–122CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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  15. Jean Besson, “Gender and Development in the Jamaican Small-Scale Marketing System: From the 1660s to the Millennium and Beyond,” in David Barker and Duncan McGregor (eds.), Resources, Planning and Environmental Management in a Changing Caribbean (Kingston, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press, 2003), 11–35.Google Scholar
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    Garett Hardin, “The Tragedy of the Commons,” Science 162 (1968): 1243–1248.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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  • Janet Momsen

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