Power and practice on the plantation: An historical archaeology of slavery in Guadeloupe


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Heather Gibson, Postdoctoral Fellow, French Atlantic History Group, Dept of History, McGill. "This paper reports on historical and archaeological research at Habitation La Mahaudière, an 18th- and 19th-century sugar plantation on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. Through the examination of a trial involving the owner of the estate, along with architectural and material culture remains recovered from the laborers' village, I explore relations of power, household economies, and daily practice on the plantation."