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The evolution of the sugar industry in French Guiana from the 17th century to the 19th century (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Nathalie Cazelles.

The situation in French Guiana was not the same as in the other French overseas territories (West Indies or Reunion Island) where sugar was grown. Here, visible remains of the colonial sugar and rum industries are hardly found. Only the foundations of factory buildings and domestic housing can still be seen, and today in French Guiana,  there is only one factory which is still producing rum. Furthermore, very little archaeological research has been undertaken on the territory's colonial period. ...


Liquid Power: An archaeological excavation of an Antiguan rum distillery. (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Charlotte Goudge.

  Rum was an important social and economic catalyst during the 17th-20th centuries, impacting all strata of society from the lowest slaves to the highest echelons of British society. During the 18th and 19th centuries rum developed from a waste product into highly desirable merchandise that was used as a social lubrication to ease tension while buying and selling slaves. This paper will discuss the archaeological excavations undertaken at the Betty’s Hope rum distillery in Antigua, one of the...