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History Of Jamaica

Jamaica is very diverse. I myself am Jamaican, American, British and Ethiopian. "Out of many, one" is very true!

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old photograph of Jamaican post office and mailmen from the 19th century

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☀ Puerto Rico ☀The taino history The Taínos were farmers and fishers, and practiced intensive root crop cultivation in conucos, or small raised plots. Manioc was the principal crop, but potatoes, beans, peanuts, peppers and other plants were also grown. Farming was supplemented with the abundant fish and shellfish animal resources of the region. Cotton was grown and spun into cloth, and along with the many other items produced by the skilled Taíno craftspeople, was used in a widespread…

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from Telegraph.co.uk

Jamaica as it used to be

Striking images - shortly to be auctioned - show the Caribbean island in the early years of photography.

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from Jamaica and the world

The Jamaican folk: Some a dem a holler, some a bawl

Miss Lou - Louise Bennett

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Jamaican Maroons. Maroons in New Nanny Town, Jamaica: The word Maroon describes people who escaped slavery by seeking refuge in the mountains; it comes from the Spanish word cimarrón meaning people who live on mountain tops. The Maroons successfully escaped their plantations and formed independent militas/communities of free people. In some instances, the Maroon were so feared that some colonizers were forced to sue for peace.

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