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History and Archaeology of Event and Process on Plantations in Grand Bay, Commonwealth of Dominica

Author(s): Steve Lenik

Year: 2013

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Summary

Plantations in Grand Bay in southeastern Dominica have been venues for periodic episodes of resistance and rebellion, most recently in 1974, which were recorded in colonial archives because of the reporting and investigating of these events. While in this venue the perspective provided by the archive lends itself to the reporting of a series of events, archaeology at plantations in Grand Bay is more amenable to the study of long term processes such as the manipulation of space as a means of social control, or the shifts in exchange networks which were accessed by elite plantation owners and managers. This paper considers how the evidence of episodes of rebellion provided by the historical record and the processes uncovered by archaeology can work together to bring a more comprehensive approach to British Caribbean plantations.


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History and Archaeology of Event and Process on Plantations in Grand Bay, Commonwealth of Dominica. Steve Lenik. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428277)


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Temporal Keywords
18th-20th century


Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 296

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America