plantocracy

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plan·toc·ra·cy

 (plăn-tŏk′rə-sē)
n. pl. plan·toc·ra·cies
1. A ruling class formed of plantation owners.
2. Leadership or government by this class.

plantocracy

(plɑːnˈtɒkrəsɪ)
n, pl -cies
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a ruling social class composed of planters
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To add to this "pluralistic" conglomeration, when slavery was abolished in the Caribbean, colonial plantocracies needed replacement labor to work the sugar plantations.
They show how missionaries of various Christian denominations have related to the state in its different forms: precolonial kingdoms, slave-owning plantocracies, colonial administrations (in particular, settler colonialism), and independent governments.
Needless to say, this successful act of defiance created alarm in the plantocracies of other Caribbean islands, something that is registered in Sab, as Araujo notes, when the omniscient narrator remarks that Cubans 'no oian sin terror en la boca de un hombre del desgraciado color cualquier palabra que manifestase el sentimiento de sus degrados dereches y la posibilidad de reconquistarlos' (p.