By Colin Clarke

During this sequel to Kingston, Jamaica: city improvement and Social switch, 1692 to 1962 (1975) Colin Clarke investigates the position of sophistication, color, race, and tradition within the altering social stratification and spatial patterning of Kingston, Jamaica for the reason that independence in 1962. He additionally assesses the lines - created via the doubling of the inhabitants - on labour and housing markets, that are themselves very important components in city social stratification. designated recognition is usually given to color, classification, and race segregation, to the formation of the Kingston ghetto, to the function of politics within the construction of zones of violence and drug buying and selling in downtown Kingston, and to the contribution of the humanities to the evolution of nationwide tradition. a unique characteristic is the inclusion of a number of maps produced and compiled utilizing GIS (geographical info systems). The ebook concludes with a comparability with the post-colonial city difficulties of South Africa and Brazil, and an evalution of the de-colonization of Kingston.

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In addition, Kingston gained 83,789 by internal migration, and experienced a net loss of 44,904 caused by overseas migration, mostly to the UK. Nevertheless, internal population movements were maintained at a high level. By 1960, almost one-quarter of the Jamaican population lived in Kingston, and the city’s growth in that year alone almost equalled the population of Montego Bay (24,000), which had replaced Spanish Town as the second largest settlement in the island. Indeed, the role of internal migration expanded throughout the period, and in 1960, when the Department of Housing estimated that the population of the capital was increasing by about 20,000 persons per annum, half the growth was attributed to migration from the rural areas (Clarke 1975a).

2. Christian Lilly’s plan of Kingston, 1702 A Creole Colonial City 11 side were named West, North, and East Streets, and the alignments and names persist to the present day. By the beginning of the nineteenth century additional streets had been added to the east of the original grid, but Kingston was still a compact settlement of 30,000–35,000 inhabitants. The town, generally, and the lower parts in particular, were characterized by ‘a wretched mixture of handsome and spacious houses and disgraceful sheds’ (Anon [Stewart] 1808: 14), the latter occupying the rear of the lots.

Upper-class areas spread from East Kingston to Cross Roads and Half Way Tree, and northwards to Constant Spring. 4. 5. Place names in the Kingston Metropolitan Region N PORTMORE Bernard Lodge AI Waterford Independent City Passage Fort NT Racecourse Lakes Pen ew Central Village Gregory Park Caymanas Park OU d in Roa Christian M Ki ngst on Mai n Road xfi eld R oad Thompson Pen Eastwood Park Gardens NG n Ma ow nish T Spa Sydenham Hampton Green O LS NE Twickenham Park Botanical King's House Gardens Matilda's O ld Hop ad e Roa Corner Ro d e op H Papine Riverton Tower Mona City Hill Waltham oad Halfway Tree Retreat R Heights k r Farm agley Pa UNIVERSITY H ad Richmond Cockburn OF THE Ro Park Gardens WEST INDIES Majesty Maxfield Collins Pen Green Delacree Park Up Park Moonlight City S Cross Camp pa Pen n Roads R ish Whitfield oa T Town Vineyard o d w Allman Town n Rose August Trench M Town ar Town Town Town ST.

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