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Women and slavery in the French Antilles, 1635-1848

Author: Bernard Moitt
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2001.
Series: Blacks in the diaspora.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Women and Slavery in the French Antilles, 1635--1848Bernard MoittExamines the reaction of black women to slavery. In Women and Slavery in the French Antilles, 1635--1848, Bernard Moitt argues that gender had a profound effect on the slave plantation system in the French Antilles. He details and analyzes the social condition of enslaved black women in the plantation societies of Martinique, Guadeloupe, Saint-Domingue  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Moitt, Bernard.
Women and slavery in the French Antilles, 1635-1848.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)654241832
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Moitt
ISBN: 0253339138 9780253339133 0253214521 9780253214522
OCLC Number: 45700675
Description: xviii, 217 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Black women and the early development of the French Antilles --
The Atlantic slave trade, Black women, and the development of the plantations --
Women and labor: slave labor --
Women and labor: domestic labor --
Marriage, family life, reproduction, and assault --
Discipline and physical abuse: slave women and the law --
Women and resistance --
Women and manumission.
Series Title: Blacks in the diaspora.
Responsibility: Bernard Moitt.
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Gender had a profound effect on the slave plantation system in the French Antilles. This title details and analyses the social condition of enslaved black women in the plantation societies of  Read more...

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Slavery lasted a little over two centuries in Martinique, Guadeloupe, Saint-Domingue (now Haiti), and French Guiana, the former French Caribbean colonies. This study of enslaved women and gender Read more...

 
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