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TREASURY DEPARTMENT-BUREAU OF STATISTICS.

COLONIAL ADMINISTRATION,

1513 1800-1900.

METHODS OF GOVERNMENT AND DEVELOPMENT ADOPTED BY THE PRINCIPAL COLONIZING NATIONS IN THEIR CONTROL OF TROPICAL AND

OTHER COLONIES AND DEPENDENCIES.

WITH STATISTICAL STATEMENTS OF THE AREA, POPULATION, COMMERCE,

REVENUE, ETC., OF EACH OF THE WORLD'S COLONIES. :

INCLUDING BIBLIOGRAPHY OF COLONIES AND COLONIZATION PREPARED

BY THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS.

[FROM THE SUMMARY OF COMMERCE AND FINANCE FOR OCTOBER, 1901.]

O. P. AUSTIN,

Chief of Bureau.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

CONTENTS.

Page.

1199

COLONIAL ADMINISTRATION, 1800-1900 ...

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Six great questions regarding the methods of governing and developing tropical colonies and their people....

1. What share of the government of the successfully managed colony originates at the seat of the home Government? ...

2. What share of the administration within the colony is conducted by representatives of the home Government?..

3. What steps are taken to improve the material, mental, and moral condition of the people of the colony?.

4. How are habits of industry and thrift inculcated among the natives?.

5. How are the necessary funds for the conduct of the colonial government raised?

6. Commercial and tariff relation between the colonies and their governing countries

Area and population of world's colonies ........

Review of the colonizing experiences of the century.

Share of government conducted in the mother country ..

Administration at the seat of the home government ..

British Crown colony system described by Earl Grey.....

Government in the colony and the share intrusted to the natives

Defenses of the colonies ...

Elective franchise in the colonies........

The civil service in the colonies...

Development of the material, mental, and moral condition of the natives

Construction of roads and railways ......

Telegraphs and telephones in the colonies ...

Postal facilities in the colonies ...

Methods of intercommunication........

Irrigation in the tropical colonies

How the cost of development is borne..

Systematic study of productive powers ......

Diversification of industries in tropical colonies ..

Money and banking in the colonies ..

Currency and banking systems of the colonies described

Regulations of banking system in the British colonies....

Emigration of capital to the colonies......

Use of chartered companies in modern colonial development

Laws and law-making in the colonies........

Laws of the world's colonies described...

Education in the colonies........

Educational systems of the world's colonies described ..

Religion in the world's colonies ......

Economics of colonization: How studied in the colonizing countries

Colonial indebtedness: How created and how met.

Land ownership in the colonies..

Language in the colonies........

How industry is encouraged............

Contract labor experiments in tropical colonies .....

✓ Labor in Porto Rico and the Philippine Islands ..

Revenue raising in the world's colonies: Methods described..

Tariff relations of the world's colonies to the mother country

Colonial supply of tropical products for the mother country.

Tropical importations of the temperate zone ...

Colonies a constant market for manufactures....

Tariffs adjusted to facilitate exchange between colonies and the mother country.

Summarization of the results of the study of colonial methods.....

Discussions by distinguished writers and students .......

Description of each of the world's colonies: Population, area, commerce, revenue, etc

Statistics of the world's colonies........

Bibliography of colonies and colonization (prepared by Library of Congress).....

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MAPs. --Colonial system of the world...............

.... facing
Geographical divisions of the world, 1800-1900..

... facing

(For index to Colonial Administration, see pp. 1627–1631.)

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