Home Essays Analytical Piece of Distinct features of the plantation society presented by Beckford such as the prevalence of mono-crop cultivation, dependency on foreign aid and investors, demand for foreign products and social stratification all contributed to the current state most Third World Nations Beckford, The persistence of poverty in Third World countries is not one dimensional that is, focusing on an economic standpoint but they also show how the plantation system had a ripple effect into other aspects of society. Because this system has become so engrained in society and its legacy is prevalent even in contemporary society, the problem arises how these countries would overcome this problem.

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Read preview Synopsis George Beckford left the Caribbean region, and the underdeveloped world in general, an extraordinary body of work that spanned his career as economics professor, advisor to governments, and consultant to international organizations. Introduction Excerpt The well-spring of the Jamaican people lies in the land.

It is the land which brought us here. It is on the land that we were transformed from free Africans into slaves for plantation work. It is through the land that we were subsequently to free ourselves from plantation slavery and develop as an independent peasantry. And it is this last achievement which continues to sustain us, however tentatively, through food production and the spirit of independence.

The distinctions between industry and agriculture, town and country, and mental and manual labour must be eroded. Such erosion can only occur by understanding particular peoples: where we are coming from; and what makes us who we are. The West Indian person is both town and country.

The majority can do both mental and manual work. And agriculture is an industry. There are many kinds of industries -- industry of the factory; industry of the field; industry of the mind. Human society must aim to integrate all these industries.

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Persistent Poverty: Underdevelopment in Plantation Economies of the Third World

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