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Women"s work, family formation, and reproduction among Caribbean slaves

Marietta Morrissey

Women"s work, family formation, and reproduction among Caribbean slaves

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Published by Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI, USA .
Written in English

    Places:
  • West Indies
    • Subjects:
    • Slaves -- West Indies -- History -- 19th century,
    • Slavery -- West Indies -- History -- 19th century,
    • Family -- West Indies -- History -- 19th century,
    • Sexual division of labor -- West Indies -- History -- 19th century

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Marietta Morrissey.
      SeriesWorking paper ;, #76, Working paper (Michigan State University. Office of Women in International Development) ;, #76.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHT1071 .M66 1984
      The Physical Object
      Pagination25 p. ;
      Number of Pages25
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2609473M
      LC Control Number85171398

      Slavery, condition in which one human being was owned by another. A slave was considered by law as property, or chattel, and was deprived of most of the rights ordinarily held by free persons. Learn more about the history, legality, and sociology of slavery in this article. Birth Control in the Decolonizing Caribbean is at once a political history, a history of activism, and a social history, exploring the challenges faced by working class women as they tried to negotiate control over their reproductive by: 3.   This Women’s History Month we celebrate the diverse contribution of Caribbean women both at home and in the diaspora. Caribbean women have proven to be trailblazers in fields such as politics, business, entertainment and the arts, sports, and science. Without a doubt these 31 women are ones to watch as they continue to demonstrate the [ ]. Since the 's slaves had been running on their own. When the idea caught on among the brave slaves, was when it began to take form. Slave owners in the South certainly weren=t happy about the loss of their [email protected] As a result to the slaves rebelling much money was lost as well as slaves.

        As a result, from to , 80 percent of the people who arrived in the Americas were Africans, only 20 percent were Europeans. Africans landed in every country, from Argentina to Bolivia, from every Caribbean Island to Honduras and North America. The Africans’ skills, knowledge, and work transformed the : Sylviane Diouf.


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[Marietta Morrissey]. Women, Work, & Gender in the Caribbean Article (PDF Available) in Latin American research review January with 3, Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Riva Berleant. Slaves in the Family by Edward Ball is an impressive book, demonstrating years of research, interviews and exploration.

Ball, the descendent of a family that was very wealthy family formation South Carolina, is looking at the many lines in his family. The White people who came from England and often married other early settlers in the colonial days.4/5.

"Caribbean Family Organization: A Comparative Analysis," American Anthropologist, LVII (), Cf. John Stuart MacDonald and Leatrice D. MacDonald, "Trans-formation of African and Indian Family Traditions in the Southern Caribbean," Compara-tive Studies in Society and History, XV (I), This work was, for the very large majority, agricultural.

Overwhelmingly, enslaved women worked doing hard manual labour growing sugar and other commercial crops. Sugar was not the only crop grown in the Caribbean, but it family formation the reason for the existence of the colonies, and the. Caribbean Slaves.

Overview: The various industries that existed in the Caribbean led to different types of work for slaves. For example, women slaves in the Caribbean could be fieldworkers on sugar cane or coffee plantations, or they could also be working in the salt ponds for salt production.

It was also common for women to be responsible for. brought by slaves to Jamaica via the transatlantic slave trade Many biological obstacles to reproduction and cultural practices limiting fertility lack convincing evidence, given the intimate nature of the subject.

Thus, for instance, very little is known about family formation extent of sexual intercourse among adult slaves or about the resumption of.

The European invasion of the Caribbean and the early import of African slaves For an overview on the origin and evolution of Native American popu-lations, the reader is referred to Crawford (). For recent work on ancient DNA of Caribbean native groups the reader is referred to Lalueza-Fox et al.(, ).

Also recommended is Cook’s File Size: KB. Slave Women and Reproduction in Jamaica, c– effect' estimates that continuous exposure to such work reduced survival times by between 20 and 40 per cent.

Weaning among West Author: KENNETH MORGAN. African agricultural amelioration areas argued Barbados birth rate bondwomen British West Indies Caribbean slave Caribbean slave societies Carmichael cash crop colonial common cotton Craton Creole Cuba deaths Debien demographic Dirks disease domestic early economic eighteenth century estates European example female slaves field labor Fogel 1/5(1).

"Caribbean women – black, white and brown, free and enslaved, migrants and creoles, rich and poor – are assembled in this book and their lives examined as they battled both against male domination and among themselves for social by: Slavery in the Caribbean slavery Slavery has been found among many groups of low material culture, as in the Malay Peninsula and among some Native Americans; it also has occurred in more highly developed societies, such as the southern United States.

"This book is the first attempt to pull together the scattered material on women from the secondary sources into one place with the aim of providing students, teachers and the general reader with easily accessible information on Caribbean women of diverse ethnic origins.

Women in Caribbean History, as an introductory text, responds to the need Cited by: In the British Caribbean, the field labour was the dominant occupation among slaves.

There were slave labourers on the Worthy Park Estate in Jamaica inwith females and males. From those slaves about 43 per cent of the enslaved women worked in the field while only 16 per cent of the male slaves did so. Especially frequent among Caribbean slaves newly-arrived from Africa, slave suicide was an act whose subversive nature is easily overlooked.

32 The act of suicide is often framed in popular discourse as an act of resignation, of giving up, but some scholars of slavery argue that slave suicide was a form of resistance. 33 Influenced by the West. The word "Caribbean" has multiple uses.

Its principal ones are geographical and political. The Caribbean can also be expanded to include territories with strong cultural and historical connections to Africa, slavery, European colonisation and the plantation system.

The United Nations geoscheme for the Americas presents the Caribbean as a distinct region within the m: Caribbean, West Indian.

A Family Tree That Includes Slaves — And Slave Owners Through years of careful research, author Andrea Stuart discovered that her bloodline includes both slaves and slave owners. In her book. Gwyn Campbell, Canada Research Chair in Indian Ocean World History at McGill University, is the author and editor of many works, including Abolition and Its Aftermath in Indian Ocean Africa and Asia and An Economic History of Imperial Madagascar.

Suzanne Miers is professor emerita of history at Ohio University. She is the author of Slavery in the Twentieth Century and coeditor of The End of. Slaves and their children received religious education only, in the Caribbean during this century. However, tertiary, or third-level education was strong in the Dominican Republic.

It had strong. The Caribbean Sugar mill with vertical rollers, French West Indies, [Charles de Rochefort, Histoire naturelle et morale des iles Antilles de l’Amérique (Rotterdam, ), p. ] Rural settlement and houses, Cuba, [Harper's New Monthly Magazine (Jan.

), vol. 6, p. ]The Caribbean is a region of islands and coastal territory in the Americas that is roughly defined by. Researching family history can be quite challenging for African-Caribbean people because the dispossession caused by the slave trade means that ancestral links have been lost or buried.

Reproducing the British Caribbean: Sex, Gender, and Population Politics After Slavery. This innovative book traces the history of ideas and policymaking concerning population growth and infant and maternal welfare in Caribbean colonies wrestling with the aftermath of slavery.

The Period Of Chattel Slavery In The Caribbean History Essay. words (9 pages) Essay in History. including masters and freedmen as well as slaves” stipulated Brian L. Moore. The Societal structure was a hierarchy, white masters at the top socially and politically, the coloured in the middle and the enslaved forming the foundation at.

Combining postcolonial perspectives with race and culture based studies, which have merged the fields of African and black American studies, this volume concentrates on women writers, exploring how the (post) colonial condition is reflected in women's literature.

The essays are united by their focus on attempts to create alternative value systems through the rewriting of history or the. This paper will focus on resistance to slavery among Caribbean women.

A secondary focus will be on Caribbean women’s culture, relationships with other slaves and her "superiors," and the punishments to which she was subjected due to her resistance.

Before we attempt to discuss these different aspects, we first have to define the forms of. the short life expectancy of African slaves working on plantations in the Caribbean was due to all of the following except.

their lack of immunity to new world diseases. which country merchants was known as the universal carriers during the 17th century. Beckles is critical of previous work in Caribbean women's history for its failure to attend to "gender as conceptual representation" or to employ a "post-structural [sic] lens" (pp.

xiv-xv). Surprisingly, then, most of the book consists of straightforward women's social history, describing and analyzing the experience of women with little Author: Diana Paton. Wives, Slaves, and Concubines argues that Dutch colonial practices and law created a new set of social and economic divisions in Batavia-Jakarta, modern-day Indonesia, to deal with difficult realities in Southeast Asia.

Jones uses compelling stories from ordinary Asian women to explore the profound structural changes occurring at the end of the early colonial periodchanges/5. One of the few extensive accounts discovered about the treatment of slaves in general is that of Thomas Thistlewood in Jamaica.

His diary, which contains daily accounts of his activities and the activities of his slaves, sheds some light on the subject of the slave-owner’s relationship with the. The structure of local ties among different families and ties among divergent tribes allowed Africans to build reciprocal relations by intermarrying.

Women often found themselves married into a family as one of many wives living within the polygamist structure. The concept of polygamy for Europeans was unacceptable due to the Christian values they.

Most of the generalizations I make about the variations among islands or empires or times in history have been made before by one or more of the great synthesizers of matters Caribbean: C.

Boxer, Philip Curtin, Tulio Halperin Donghi, Barry W. Higman, Franklin W. Knight, Jean Merrien, Sidney Mintz, Michael G. Smith, Jean Tarrade.

Women in the Caribbean are women who were born in, who live in, or are from the region of the Caribbean in the ically, Caribbean women have been significant contributors to the economy and the "domestic sphere" of the Caribbean region since the time of slavery, during the time of "free labor forces" in the late 19th and 20th centuries, as well as during the time of "contemporary.

The other was house work like serving food, cleaning, and other common house hold tasks. Slaves were not educated and even some laws were passed to prevent slaves from being educated. Prior to the end of slavery in the United States, there was a division in slave demography in North America.

Most people in the Anglo-Caribbean have African ancestors, most of whom were among the estimated million people transported, between andfrom Africa to toil as slaves on the plantations and in the households in the Caribbean. Teacher’s Note. To prepare to teach the WPA narratives on family life under slavery, first read Professor Heather Andrea Williams’s essay “How Slavery Affected African American Families” in Freedom’s Story from the National Humanities Center.

Professor Williams notes that although most enslaved men and women formed families, these families were always vulnerable. a healthy family life. Of the estimated 11 million African slaves carried to America, the great majority were sent Brazil and the Caribbean.

Nathaniel Bacon. led a rebellion in Virginia against the autocratic government of Lord Berkeley. Increase Mather. prominent New England clergyman who helped. Caribbean today. These mixtures have been further enriched by the heritage of indigenous Amerindian populations and the influence of immigrants from the Middle East and Asia.

From the 16th. to the middle of the th. century African men and women were forcibly brought to the Caribbean to work as slaves (Rogozinski ). 6 Startling Things About Sex Farms During Slavery That You May Not Know child was born and grew to an age where he could work on the fields, they would take the “very same children (of their Author: Curtis Bunn.

"The intergenerational nature of poor attachment can be a unending cycle if there is no intervention to help bring understanding of it. Children whose educational attainment is low very often are avoidant of their teachers, as they are of parents with whom they do not have secure attachment, and so they pay little attention to the teacher or become disruptive which often leads to exclusion.".

Slavery in the United States was the legal institution of human chattel enslavement, primarily of Africans and African Americans, that existed in the United States of America from the beginning of the nation in until passage of the Thirteenth Amendment in Slavery had been practiced in British America from early colonial days, and was legal in all thirteen colonies at the time of the.

 Divorce and its effects on family Kirsten Jackson University of Maryland Eastern Shore Divorce is defined as “the formal dissolution of marriage” (Collins,p. 1). Nearly half of marriages end in divorce.

There could be various reasons as to why a relationship diminishes. These reasons could include premarital cohabitation or in other words living together before marriage.The French Caribbean imported aboutslaves, or 12 percent; and the small islands of the Dutch Caribbean bought anot slaves, or 3 percent of slaves sold throughout the Americas.

During this phase, a social and demographic metamorphosis occurred, brought about by the sugar revolutions in various parts of the tropical Americas. “Gender had a profound effect on the slave plantation system in the French Antilles. In Women and Slavery in the French Antilles,Bernard Moitt advances this argument by detailing and analyzing the social condition of enslaved black women in the plantation societies of Martinique, Guadeloupe, Saint-Domingue (now Haiti), and French Guiana from to the abolition of slavery in.