Sugar Cane Capitalism and Environmental Transformation

An Archaeology of Colonial Nevis, West Indies
Author: Marco G. Meniketti
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817318917
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 280
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Sugar Cane Capitalism and Environmental Transformation offers a rare exploration of the substantial environmental impact of capitalist sugar agriculture, colonial settlement, and the Atlantic slave trade on the Caribbean island of Nevis.

Historical Archaeology and Environment


Author: Marcos André Torres de Souza,Diogo Menezes Costa
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331990857X
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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This edited volume gathers contributions focused on understanding the environment through the lens of Historical Archaeology. Pressing issues such as climate change, global warming, the Anthropocene and loss of biodiversity have pushed scholars from different areas to examine issues related to the causes, processes, and consequences of these phenomena. While traditional barriers between natural and social sciences have been torn down, these issues have gradually occupied a central place in the field of anthropology. As archaeology involves the transdisciplinary study of cultural and natural evidence related to the past, it is in a privileged position to discuss the historical depth of some of the processes related to environment that are deeply affecting the world today. This volume brings together substantial and comprehensive contributions to the understanding of the environment in a historical perspective along three lines of inquiry: Theoretical and methodological approaches to the environment in Historical Archaeology Studies on environmental Historical Archaeology Historical Archaeology and the Anthropocene Historical Archaeology and Environment will be of interest to researchers in both social and environmental sciences, working in different disciplines and research areas, such as archaeology, history, geography, anthropology, climate change studies, environmental analysis and sustainable development studies.

The Archaeology of Race and Racialization in Historic America


Author: Charles E. Orser
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813031439
Category: History
Page: 213
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"Orser argues that race has not always been defined by skin color; through time its meaning has changed. The process of racialization has marked most groups who came to the United States in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and The Archaeology of Race and Racialization in Historic America demonstrates ways that historical archaeology can contribute to understanding a fundamental element of the American immigrant experience."--BOOK JACKET.

Out of Many, One People

The Historical Archaeology of Colonial Jamaica
Author: James A. Delle,Mark W. Hauser,Douglas V. Armstrong
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817356487
Category: History
Page: 332
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Scholars present archaeological findings to paint a complex and fascinating picture of life in colonial Jamaica. Simultaneous.

The Garden of the World

An Historical Archaeology of Sugar Landscapes in the Eastern Caribbean
Author: Dan Hicks
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 120
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This study uses the perspectives of what might be termed the 'empirical tradition' of British landscape archaeology that developed in the 1960s and 1970s, especially in industrial archaeology, to explore the early modern history of the 'garden' landscapes formed by British colonialism in the eastern Caribbean, and their place in the world. It presents a detailed chronological sequence of the changing material conditions of these English-/British-owned plantation landscapes during the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries, with particular reference to the origins, history and legacies of the sugar industry. The study draws together the results of archaeological fieldwork and documentary research to present a progressive account of the historical landscapes of the islands of St Kitts and St Lucia: sketching a chronological outline of landscape change. This approach to landscape is characterised by the integration of archaeological field survey, standing buildings recording alongside documentary and cartographic sources, and focuses upon producing accounts of material change to landscapes and buildings. By providing a long-term perspective on eastern Caribbean colonial history: from the nature of early, effectively prehistoric contact and interaction in the 16th century, through early permanent European settlements and into the developed sugar societies of the 18th and 19th centuries, the study suggests a temporal and thematic framework of landscape change that might inform the further development of historical archaeology in the island Caribbean region. The broader aim of the study relates to exploring how archaeological techniques can be used to contribute a highly detailed, empirical case study to the interdisciplinary study of postcolonial landscapes and British colonialism. In order to achieve this goal, the study draws upon the techniques of what has been called the 'empirical tradition' of landscape archaeology.

Envisioning Landscape

Situations and Standpoints in Archaeology and Heritage
Author: Dan Hicks,Laura McAtackney,Graham Fairclough
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315429519
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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The common feature of landscape archaeology is its diversity – of method, field location, disciplinary influences and contemporary voices. The contributors to this volume take advantage of these many strands to investigate landscape archaeology in its multiple forms, focusing primarily on the link to heritage, the impact on our understanding of temporality, and the situated theory that arises out of landscape studies. Using examples from New York to Northern Ireland, Africa to the Argolid, these pieces capture the human significance of material objects in support of a more comprehensive, nuanced archaeology.

Coastal Resource Management in the Wider Caribbean

Resilience, Adaptation, and Community Diversity
Author: Yvan Breton
Publisher: IDRC
ISBN: 1552502236
Category: Nature
Page: 282
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This book presents an alternative look at existing coastal management initiatives in the Caribbean, focusing on the need to pay more attention to the local community. Emphasizing the great heterogeneity of Caribbean communities, the book shows how the diversity of ecosystems and cultures has generated a significant resilience and capacity to adapt, in which the notion of community itself has to be re-examined. The concluding chapter presents lessons learned and a series of practical recommendations for decision-makers."

The Peoples of the Caribbean

An Encyclopedia of Archeology and Traditional Culture
Author: Nicholas J. Saunders
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576077012
Category: Social Science
Page: 399
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Offers a comprehensive guide to the archaeology and traditional culture of the Caribbean.

Saltwater Slavery

A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora
Author: Stephanie E. Smallwood
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674043770
Category: History
Page: 288
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This bold, innovative book promises to radically alter our understanding of the Atlantic slave trade, and the depths of its horrors. Stephanie E. Smallwood offers a penetrating look at the process of enslavement from its African origins through the Middle Passage and into the American slave market. Saltwater Slavery is animated by deep research and gives us a graphic experience of the slave trade from the vantage point of the slaves themselves. The result is both a remarkable transatlantic view of the culture of enslavement, and a painful, intimate vision of the bloody, daily business of the slave trade.

After the Fact

Two Countries, Four Decades, One Anthropologist
Author: Clifford GEERTZ
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674037529
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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Encyclopedia of Caribbean Archaeology


Author: Basil A. Reid,R. Grant Gilmore, III
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813044200
Category: History
Page: 383
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A sweeping overview of the scholarly information available on archaeology in the Caribbean, tackling the usual questions of colonization, adaptation, and evolution while embracing such newer aspects as geoinformatics and archaeometry.

From Slaving to Neoslavery

The Bight of Biafra and Fernando Po in the Era of Abolition, 1827-1930
Author: I. K. Sundiata
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299145101
Category: History
Page: 250
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Fernando Po, home to the Bantu-speaking Bubi people, has an unusually complex history. Long touted as the "key" to West Africa, it is the largest West African island and the last to enter the world economy. Confronted by both African resistance and ecological barriers, early British and Spanish imperialism foundered there. Not until the late nineteenth century did foreign settlement take hold, abetted by a class of westernized black planters. It was only then that Fernando Po developed a plantation economy dependent on migrant labor, working under conditions similar to slavery. In From Slaving to Neoslavery, Ibrahim K. Sundiata offers a comprehensive history of Fernando Po, explains the continuities between slavery and free contract labor, and challenges standard notions of labor development and progress in various colonial contexts. Sundiata's work is interdisciplinary, considering the influences of the environment, disease, slavery, abolition, and indigenous state formation in determining the interaction of African peoples with colonialism. From Slaving to Neoslavery has manifold implications. Historians usually depict the nineteenth century as the period in which free labor triumphed over slavery, but Sundiata challenges this notion. By examining the history of Fernando Po, he illuminates the larger debate about slavery current among scholars of Africa.

Ethnohistory and Archaeology

Approaches to Postcontact Change in the Americas
Author: J. Daniel Rogers,Samual M. Wilson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1489911154
Category: Social Science
Page: 238
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Incorporating both archaeological and ethnohistorical evidence, this volume reexamines the role played by native peoples in structuring interaction with Europeans. The more complete historical picture presented will be of interest to scholars and students of archaeology, anthropology, and history.

The Old Village and the Great House

An Archaeological and Historical Examination of Drax Hall Plantation, St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica
Author: Douglas V. Armstrong,Elizabeth Jean Reitz
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252016172
Category: History
Page: 400
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Islands at the Crossroads

Migration, Seafaring, and Interaction in the Caribbean
Author: L. Antonio Curet,Mark W. Hauser,Society for American Archaeology. Meeting
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 081735655X
Category: Social Science
Page: 314
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Scholars from the Caribbean, the United States and Europe who look beyond cultural boundaries and colonial frontiers to explore the ways in which both distant and more intimate sociocultural, political and economic interactions have shaped Caribbean societies from 7,000 years ago to today. Simultaneous.

Dutch Atlantic Connections, 1680-1800

Linking Empires, Bridging Borders
Author: Gert Oostindie,Jessica V. Roitman
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004271317
Category: History
Page: 452
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This title is available online in its entirety in Open Access. Dutch Atlantic Connections reevaluates the role of the Dutch in the Atlantic between 1680-1800. It shows how pivotal the Dutch were for the functioning of the Atlantic sytem by highlighting both economic and cultural contributions to the Atlantic world.

Central Africa in the Caribbean

Transcending Time, Transforming Cultures
Author: Maureen Warner Lewis
Publisher: University of the West Indies Press
ISBN: 9789766401184
Category: History
Page: 391
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Maureen Warner-Lewis's pioneering study analyses some of the main lineaments of the Central African cultural legacy in the Caribbean, with fascinating transatlantic comparative data. She identifies Central African cultural forms in areas settled by the Koongo, Mbundu and Ovimbunda (the two present-day Congos and Angola) and illuminates Caribbean thought and customs through comparison with those cultures.-- Back cover.

Colonizing Paradise

Landscape and Empire in the British West Indies
Author: Jefferson Dillman
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817318585
Category: History
Page: 249
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"Dillman elegantly explores the evolution of English and British perceptions of the landscape of the West Indies and how their representations were used to support the development of the islands they colonized"--

The Louisiana Purchase

A Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia
Author: Junius P. Rodriguez
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 157607188X
Category: History
Page: 513
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Alphabetical entries cover significant events, personalities, and documents associated with the Louisiana Purchase.