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Slave Medicine and Plant Use in Barbados

1993 (J. S. Handler¬† and J. Jacoby) “Slave Medicine and Plant Use in Barbados.” JBMHS 41: 74-98. The early healing practices of Barbadian slaves had their roots in traditional West African medicine which involved the use of plants. Both Africans … Continue reading

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Patterning of Skeletal Lead Content in Barbados Slaves

1987 (R. S. Corruccini, A. C. Aufderheide, J. S. Handler, and L. Wittmers) “Patterning of Skeletal Lead Content in Barbados Slaves.” Archaeometery 29: 233-39 Lead concentration patterns have proven useful in interpreting some aspects of slavery in colonial North American … Continue reading

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The Ethnohistorical Approach to Slavery

1985 (F. W. Lange and J. S. Handler) “The Ethnohistorical Approach to Slavery.” In T. Singleton, ed., The Archaeology of Slavery and Plantation Life (New York: Academic Press), pp. 15-32. Drawing from experiences in the study of slavery in Barbados, … Continue reading

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An African Pipe from a Slave, Cemetery in Barbados, West Indies

1983 (Jerome S. Handler) “An African Pipe from a Slave Cemetery in Barbados, West Indies.” In P.Davey, ed., The Archaeology of the Clay Tobacco Pipe: America. British Archaeological Reports, International Series 175: 245-54. A detailed description of a rare (for … Continue reading

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Barbados in the Apprenticeship Period: The Report of a French Colonial Official

1980 (D. Gobert and J. S. Handler) “Barbados in the Apprenticeship Period: The Report of a French Colonial Official.” JBMHS 36: 108-28. The French government sent observers to the British West Indies to gather specific information on the consequences of … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Mapp’s Cave: A Contribution to the Prehistory of Barbados

1980 (F. W. Lange and J. S. Handler) “The Archaeology of Mapp’s Cave: A Contribution to the Prehistory of Barbados.” Journal of the Virgin Islands Archaeological Society 9: 3-17. We report on the limited prehistoric data recovered from a cave … Continue reading

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Barbados in the Post-Apprenticeship Period: The Observations of a French Naval Officer

1978 (D. Gobert and J. S. Handler) “Barbados in the Post-Apprenticeship Period: The Observations of a French Naval Officer,” Part I and Part II. JBMHS 35: 243-66 and 36:4-15. In 1840, the French government appointed a royal commission to study … Continue reading

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Amerindians and Their Contributions to Barbadian Life in the Seventeenth Century

1977 (Jerome S. Handler) “Amerindians and Their Contributions to Barbadian Life in the Seventeenth Century.” JBMHS 35:189-210. This paper sketches what can be ascertained from limited documentary information about the way of life of Barbados’s small Amerindian population during the … Continue reading

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Memoirs of an Old Army Officer: Richard A. Wyvill’s Visits to Barbados in 1796 and 1806-7

1975 (Jerome S. Handler) “Memoirs of an Old Army Officer: Richard A. Wyvill’s Visits to Barbados in 1796 and 1806-7.” JBMHS 35: 21-30. Wyvill was a British Army Officer in the West India Regiments. His diary entries on Barbados are … Continue reading

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