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Dinner Parties and Hospitality at the Betty’s Hope Plantation (Antigua), 1783-1904 (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Genevieve Godbout.

This paper examines practices of hospitality and convivial dining at the Betty’s Hope plantation, Antigua, between 1783 and 1904. Dinner parties are codified social gatherings that gained popularity in Britain during the eighteenth century, in the context of class emulation and the emergence of consumerism.  Dinner parties figure consistently in accounts of plantation life in the Caribbean, whether in the often satirical and deprecating written accounts of contemporary visitors, or in common...