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Author Moitt, Bernard.

Title Women and slavery in the French Antilles, 1635-1848 / Bernard Moitt
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2001]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 217 pages) : maps
Series Blacks in the diaspora
Blacks in the diaspora.
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
Summary 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 (now Haiti), and French Guiana from 1635 to the abolition of slavery in the
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-208) and index
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Subject Women slaves -- West Indies, French -- History.
Women, Black -- West Indies, French -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0253108764 (electronic bk.)
9780253108760 (electronic bk.)
(pa ; alk. paper)
(cl ; alk. paper)
(pa ; alk. paper)
(cl ; alk. paper)