Business & Economics

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

View: 6304

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.
Social Science

Historical Archaeology and Environment

Author: Marcos André Torres de Souza,Diogo Menezes Costa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331990857X

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 2480

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

View: 4082

"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

View: 8656

Scholars present archaeological findings to paint a complex and fascinating picture of life in colonial Jamaica. Simultaneous.
Social Science

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

View: 4622

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.
Social Science

The Garden of the World

An Historical Archaeology of Sugar Landscapes in the Eastern Caribbean

Author: Dan Hicks

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 120

View: 3784

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.

Coastal Resource Management in the Wider Caribbean

Resilience, Adaptation, and Community Diversity

Author: Yvan Breton

Publisher: IDRC

ISBN: 1552502236

Category: Nature

Page: 282

View: 5822

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."
Social Science

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

View: 1949

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

View: 5902

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.
Social Science

After the Fact

Two Countries, Four Decades, One Anthropologist

Author: Clifford GEERTZ

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674037529

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 1518


Playing Hard

Author: Tina Troy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753528126

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 3105

Lili wrestles men for money. And they pay well. She's the best in the business and her powerful body and stunning looks have her gentleman visitors begging for more rough treatment. Her golden rule is never to date a client, but when James Travers starts using her services she relents and accepts a date. Lili cannot help but be intrigued by his mystery, power and obvious wealth. But is she doing the right thing by getting involved with a stranger? Always a control freak, she discovers her own pleasure is in submission of a different kind. It is a conflict that's difficult to live with.
Social Science

Archaeologies of Slavery and Freedom in the Caribbean

Exploring the Spaces in Between

Author: Lynsey A. Bates,John M. Chenoweth,James A. Delle

Publisher: Florida Museum of Natural Hist

ISBN: 9781683400035

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

View: 4054

While the patterns of habitation and development are similar throughout the Caribbean, there was also a great deal of diversity. The authors in this volume use innovative techniques and perspectives to reveal the stories of places and times where the usual rules did not always apply.

Encyclopedia of Caribbean Archaeology

Author: Basil A. Reid,R. Grant Gilmore, III

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813044200

Category: History

Page: 383

View: 8317

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

View: 5237

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.
Social Science

Ethnohistory and Archaeology

Approaches to Postcontact Change in the Americas

Author: J. Daniel Rogers,Samual M. Wilson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306441769

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

View: 7041

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

View: 4272


Dutch Atlantic Connections, 1680-1800

Linking Empires, Bridging Borders

Author: Gert Oostindie,Jessica V. Roitman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004271317

Category: History

Page: 452

View: 6265

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.
Social Science

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

View: 3348

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.

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

View: 3356

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.