Acts of Assembly, passed in the Island of Barbadoes [sic], From 1648, to 1718
London: John Baskett, 1721. Folio. xxxii,314pp.
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Laws of Sugar and Slaves
Laws of the island of Barbados, from the time of its early settlement by the English to 1718. Laws printed herein include those concerning sugar, ginger, and other exports of the island; acts governing elections and the bureaucracy; laws regarding slavery, including "An Act to prevent people called Quakers from bringing Negroes to their meeting"; numerous shipping regulations; and acts regulating servants, among others. Barbados was a major sugar colony, and thus a major hub of shipping and slavery in the 17th and 18th centuries.