Searching For Slavery In Saint Domingue.

Author(s): Kenneth Kelly

Year: 2017


Saint Domingue was the most important European colony of the Caribbean region, producing vast amounts of wealth through the labor of enslaved Africans and their descendants.  It was also the setting of the only large scale slave revolt that succeeded in overturning the slavery system.  In spite of this importance to Atlantic studies, African Diaspora studies, and historical archaeology, very little substantive research has been conducted on sites associated with the dwelling places of the enslaved laborers.  In summer of 2016, I travelled to Haiti to determine whether village sites of sugar plantations could be identified, and their potential for contributing toward developing comparisons with other slave-based colonies of the French colonial world.  This paper presents the results of that research.

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Searching For Slavery In Saint Domingue.. Kenneth Kelly. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435384)

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Temporal Keywords
18th Century

Spatial Coverage

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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PaperId(s): 203