Carceral Islands in Latin America: Comparing the Galapagos to Other Sites of Frontier Criminal Exile

Author(s): Ross W. Jamieson

Year: 2019

Summary

This is an abstract from the "Frontier and Settlement Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

Our excavations at the El Progreso Hacienda in the Galapagos are working towards an understanding of this remote late 19th century sugar plantation, and its use of criminals and vagrants for part of the workforce.  The use of the Galapagos as islands of exile/imprisonment has been an ongoing part of the relationship of Ecuador to the Galapagos, and in this paper I explore the architecture and materiality of El Progreso in comparison to other remote prison and exile facilities in 19th century Latin America.

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Carceral Islands in Latin America: Comparing the Galapagos to Other Sites of Frontier Criminal Exile. Ross W. Jamieson. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449138)

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Keywords

General
Institutions Islands penitentiary

Geographic Keywords
Canada

Temporal Keywords
19th Century

Spatial Coverage

min long: -141.003; min lat: 41.684 ; max long: -52.617; max lat: 83.113 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 420