By Bernard Moitt

Women and Slavery within the French Antilles, 1635–1848

Bernard Moitt

Examines the response of black girls to slavery.

In girls and Slavery within the French Antilles, 1635–1848, Bernard Moitt argues that gender had a profound influence at the slave plantation process within the French Antilles. He info and analyzes the social 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 event 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 ladies for many of the slavery interval and monopolized nearly the entire really good initiatives, the omit for gender in job allocation intended that women did proportionately extra not easy hard work than did men. as well as labor within the fields, girls have been engaged in gender-specific exertions and played a bunch of alternative tasks.

Women resisted slavery within the comparable ways in which males did, in addition to in ways in which gender and allocation of projects 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 collage of Toronto and at Utica university of Syracuse college. expert in Antigua (where he was once born), Canada, and the USA, he has written on features of francophone African and Caribbean historical past, with specific emphasis on gender and slavery.

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

June 2001
256 pages, 6 1/8 x nine 1/4, index, append.
cloth 0-253-33913-8 $44.95 L / £34.00
paper 0-253-21452-1 $19.95 s / 15.50

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