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Author Chenoweth, John M., author

Title Simplicity, equality, and slavery : an archaeology of Quakerism in the British Virgin Islands, 1740-1780 / John M. Chenoweth
Published Gainesville : University of Florida Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource
Series Florida Museum of Natural History: Ripley P. Bullen series
Ripley P. Bullen series.
Contents Introduction: "In the bowels of Our Lord" -- Contexts : the history and archaeology of the British Virgin Islands and their Meeting -- "Two plantations" on the plantation : simplicity, wealth, and status -- "Furnished with convenience for a meeting house" : simplicity and meetinghouses -- Peace and weaponry on BVI Quaker sites -- Discipline, community, and conformity -- Equality, race, and slavery in BVI communities -- Reconsidering simplicity, equality, peace, and the end of the Meeting
Summary The author uses archaeological and archival information to reveal the everyday life of this group of Quakers residing in the British Virgin Islands between 1741 and 1763. He traces this discreet group of mostly poor, white planters settled on Tortola in the community of Little Jost van Dyke from the earliest documented appearance in the 1740 records, through the final census--which showed only five enslaved inhabitants remaining in the community
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Archaeology and history -- British Virgin Islands.
Material culture -- British Virgin Islands -- History -- 18th century.
Plantation life -- British Virgin Islands -- History -- 18th century.
Quakers -- British Virgin Islands -- History -- 18th century.
Religion and sociology -- British Virgin Islands -- History -- 18th century.
Slavery -- British Virgin Islands -- History -- 18th century.
British Virgin Islands -- Antiquities.
British Virgin Islands -- Religious life and customs.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016049595
ISBN 168340016X (electronic bk.)
9781683400165 (electronic bk.)