Plantation Slavery in Barbados

Plantation Slavery in Barbados

by Jerome S. Handler, Frederick W. Lange


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This book explores new ways to reconstruct the culture of a social group that left few historical records. As a description of the organization and development of the plantation system in Barbados, it is a model work in the burgeoning fields of slavery studies, historical anthropology, and Caribbean history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674332355
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter Gmbh US SR
Publication date: 04/03/2014
Pages: 386
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

2.Barbados: Geography, Economy, Demography, and History9
3.The Archaeological Project: Methodology and Survey Summary43
4.Newton Plantation: History and the Slave Population58
5.Newton Plantation: Archaeological Investigations103
6.The Mortuary Patterns of Plantation Slaves171
7.The Ethnohistorical Approach to Slavery216
Appendix A.Excavation Summary: Newton Cemetery231
Appendix B.Clay Pipes from Newton Plantation Excavations by Crawford H. Blakeman, Jr., and Robert V. Riordan251
Appendix C.Classification and Description of Beads from Newton Cemetery274
Appendix D.A Comparison of the Historical and Archaeological Populations at Newton Plantation282

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