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Plantation Slavery in Barbados

An Archaeological and Historical Investigation

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ISBN 9780674332362

Publication Date: 04/26/1978

368 pages

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Here is the first detailed investigation of plantation slave life in Barbados from earliest times until 1838. The authors have visited slave village sites, and their intensive excavation of a slave cemetery has yielded a wealth of material pertaining to mortuary practices and other dimensions of social and material life. Jerome Handler and Frederick Lange have also examined and extensively integrated the written records to amplify and cross-check their findings.

Based on the methodologies of archaeology, history, and ethnography, Plantation Slavery in Barbados explores new ways to reconstruct the culture of a social group that left few historical records. As a description of the organization and development of the plantation system in Barbados, it is a model work in the burgeoning fields of slavery studies, historical anthropology, and Caribbean history.

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