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[BARBADOS] Planter means...another view


"I don't know about Barbados, but I can tell you that my ggrandfather on St. Vincent, who was from a "coloured" family although light enough to "pass," (as it would be put in the US) is described in a number of legal documents as a "Planter," and so are two of his associates, brothers, who I have pretty good reason to believe were also of mixed race and may have been his first cousins. I only have a photo of one of them (the associates, I mean), but he looks decidedly un-European. Among the three of them, they controlled a good portion of the agricultural land in SV betweem 1880 and 1900, more or less."

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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