Women and Slavery in the French Antilles, 1635-1848

TitleWomen and Slavery in the French Antilles, 1635-1848
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsMoitt, Bernard
Number of Pages256
PublisherIndiana University Press

In Women and Slavery in the French Antilles Bernard Moitt argues that gender had a profound effect on the slave plantation system in the French Antilles. He details and analyzes the social condition of enslaved black women in the plantation societies of Martinique, Guadeloupe, Saint-Domingue (now Haiti), and French Guiana from 1635 to the abolition of slavery in the French colonial empire in 1848. Moitt examines the lives of black women in bondage, evaluates the impact that the slave experience had on them, and assesses the ways in which women reacted to and coped with slavery in the French Caribbean for over two centuries. 

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