ARTICLES: Material Cultures of Slavery in British Caribbean

“French Set-Girls,” in  Isaac Mendes Belisario, Sketches of character, in illustration of the habits, occupation, and costume of the Negro population, in the island of Jamaica: drawn after nature, and in lithography (Kingston, Jamaica: published by the artist, at his residence, 1837-1838). http://hitchcock.itc.virginia.edu/Slavery/detailsKeyword.php?keyword=jamaica&recordCount=100&theRecord=1

Special Issue: Material Cultures of Slavery and Abolition in the British Caribbean

Edited by Christer Petley and Stephan Lenik

Stephan Lenik and Christer Petley, ‘Introduction: The Material Cultures of Slavery and Abolition in the British Caribbean’

Section I – Planters, workers and the development of plantation space

1. Douglas V. Armstrong and Matthew C. Reilly, ‘The Archaeology of Settler Farms and Early Plantation Life in Seventeenth-Century Barbados’

2. Stephanie Bergman and Frederick H. Smith, ‘Blurring Disciplinary Boundaries: The Material Culture of Improvement during the Age of Abolition in Barbados’

3. Christer Petley, ‘Plantations and Homes: The Material Culture of the Early Nineteenth-Century Jamaican Elite’

Section II – Material inequalities and practices inside enslaved communities

4. Justin Roberts, ‘The “Better Sort” and the “Poorer Sort”: Wealth Inequalities, Family Formation and the Economy of Energy on British Caribbean Sugar Plantations, 1750-1800’

5. James A. Delle and Kristen R. Fellows, ‘Death and Burial at Marshall’s Pen, a Jamaican Coffee Plantation, 1814-1839: Examining the End of Life at the End of Slavery’

Section III – The uses and meanings of material culture between slavery and freedom

6. Natalie Zacek and Laurence Brown, ‘Unsettled Houses: The Material Culture of the Missionary Project in Jamaica in the Era of Emancipation’

7. Stephan Lenik, ‘Plantation Labourer Rebellions, Material Culture, and Events: Historical Archaeology at Geneva Estate, Grand Bay, Commonwealth of Dominica’

B.W. Higman, ‘Afterword: Survival and Silence in the Material Record of Slavery and Abolition’

Featured Image Credit: “French Set-Girls,” in  Isaac Mendes Belisario, Sketches of character, in illustration of the habits, occupation, and costume of the Negro population, in the island of Jamaica: drawn after nature, and in lithography (Kingston, Jamaica: published by the artist, at his residence, 1837-1838). http://hitchcock.itc.virginia.edu/Slavery/detailsKeyword.php?keyword=jamaica&recordCount=100&theRecord=1