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By Bernard Moitt

Women and Slavery within the French Antilles, 1635–1848

Bernard Moitt

Examines the response of black ladies to slavery.

In ladies and Slavery within the French Antilles, 1635–1848, Bernard Moitt argues that gender had a profound impression at the slave plantation method within the French Antilles. He info and analyzes the social situation of enslaved black ladies within the plantation societies of Martinique, Guadeloupe, Saint-Domingue (now Haiti), and French Guiana from 1635 to the abolition of slavery within the French colonial empire in 1848. Moitt examines the lives of black girls in bondage, evaluates the influence that the slave adventure had on them, and assesses the ways that girls reacted to and coped with slavery within the French Caribbean for over centuries.

As men outnumbered adult females for many of the slavery interval and monopolized almost all the really good projects, the fail to remember for gender in activity allocation intended that women did proportionately extra tough hard work than did men. as well as exertions within the fields, girls have been engaged in gender-specific exertions and played a number of different tasks.

Women resisted slavery within the similar ways in which males did, in addition to in ways in which gender and allocation of initiatives made attainable. Moitt casts slave girls in dynamic roles formerly missed by means of historians, therefore bringing them out of the shadows of the plantation international into complete view, the place they belong.

Bernard Moitt is Assistant Professor within the historical past division at Virginia Commonwealth collage in Richmond. formerly, he taught on the college of Toronto and at Utica university of Syracuse collage. trained in Antigua (where he was once born), Canada, and the us, he has written on features of francophone African and Caribbean heritage, with specific emphasis on gender and slavery.

Blacks within the Diaspora―Darlene Clark Hine, John McCluskey, Jr., David Barry Gaspar, basic editors

June 2001
256 pages, 6 1/8 x nine 1/4, index, append.
cloth 0-253-33913-8 $44.95 L / £34.00
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