Slave village organization in the French West Indies.

Author(s): Kenneth Kelly

Year: 2013


Over the last ten years, archaeological investigations of plantation slave villages in the French West Indies have begun to reveal insights into plantation village organization and structure.  Prior to this work, what little was known about French West Indian slave villages was derived either from standing remains on plantation sites, or more frequently, from a small range of historical documents including images and accounts.  These sources were far from representative.  Archaeological work by a variety of researchers has demonstrated that while many aspects of French West Indian slave villages are similar to what is seen elsewhere in the Caribbean, there are also some significant differences.  This paper explores those similarities and differences with reference to the specific cultural and historical context of French West Indian colonies.

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Slave village organization in the French West Indies.. Kenneth Kelly. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428398)

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

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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