Tag Archives: Barbados

Contesting “White Slavery” in the Caribbean: Enslaved Africans and European Indentured Servants in Seventeenth-Century Barbados

2017 (J. S. Handler & M. Reilly) “Contesting “White Slavery” in the Caribbean: Enslaved Africans and European Indentured Servants in Seventeeth-Century Barbados.” New West Indian Guide 91: 30-55. Seventeenth-century reports of the suffering of European indentured servants and the fact … Continue reading

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“My Daddy was a Great Man in my Country”: Sibell, An enslaved African in Barbados relates her life story

2016 (Jerome S. Handler) “My Daddy was a Great Man in my Country”: Sibell, An enslaved African in Barbados relates her life story Sibell was an “old” woman of African birth who, in 1799, narrated a brief account of her … Continue reading

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Custom and law: The status of enslaved Africans in seventeenth-century Barbados

2016 (Jerome S. Handler) “Custom and law: The status of enslaved Africans in seventeenth-century Barbados.” Slavery & Abolition 37: 233-255. The island of Barbados provides an ideal case study to explore the beginnings of slavery and definitions of slave status … Continue reading

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Father Antoine Biet’s Account Revisited: Irish Catholics in Mid-Seventeenth Century Barbados

2015 (J. S. Handler & M. C. Reilly) “Father Antoine Biet’s Account Revisited: Irish Catholics in Mid-Seventeenth Century Barbados.” In A. Donnell, M. McGarrity, and E. O’Callaghan, eds., Caribbean Irish Connections (University of the West Indies Press, Mona, Jamaica), pp. … Continue reading

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Production Activities in the Household Economies of Plantation Slaves: Barbados and Martinique, Mid-1600s to Mid-1800s

2014 (J. Handler & D. Wallman) “Production Activities in the Household Economies of Plantation Slaves: Barbados and Martinique, Mid-1600s to Mid-1800s.” International Journal of Historic Archaeology. 18 June 2014. Formerly British and French colonies, the eastern Caribbean islands of Barbados … Continue reading

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A Seventeenth Century Commentary on Labor and Military Problems in Barbados

1973 (J. S. Handler and L. Shelby) “A Seventeenth Century Commentary on Labor and Military Problems in Barbados.” JBMHS 34: 117-121. The anonymously authored manuscript reproduced below * was written in late 1667 (or early 1668) towards the end of, … Continue reading

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Vernacular Houses and Domestic Material Culture on Barbados Sugar Plantations, 1650-1838

2009 (J. S. Handler and S. Bergman) “Vernacular Houses and Domestic Material Culture on Barbados Sugar Plantations, 1650-1838.” Journal of Caribbean History 43: 1-36. This paper describes the houses and household furnishings of the enslaved people on Barbadian sugar plantations, … Continue reading

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From West Africa to Barbados: A Rare Pipe from a Plantation Slave Cemetery

2007 (J. Handler and N. Norman) “From West Africa to Barbados: A Rare Pipe from a Plantation Slave Cemetery.” African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter. September. Discusses a distinctive short-stemmed earthenware pipe that was excavated in a plantation slave cemetery in Barbados … Continue reading

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Land Exploitative Activities and Economic Patterns in a Barbados Village

1965 (Jerome S. Handler) Land Exploitative Activities and Economic Patterns in a Barbados Village. Unpublished PhD Dissertation, Brandeis University. This study is concerned with one sector of the economic life of a small village in the hill area — known … Continue reading

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From Cambay in India to Barbados in the Caribbean: Two Unique Beads from a Plantation Slave Cemetery

2007 (Jerome S. Handler) “From Cambay in India to Barbados in the Caribbean: Two Unique Beads from a Plantation Slave Cemetery.” African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter. March. In the early 1970s, archaeological investigations at Newton plantation in Barbados recovered the skeletal … Continue reading

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