Sweet Liberty: The Final Days of Slavery in Martinique

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From its founding, Martinique played an integral role in France's Atlantic empire. Established in the mid-seventeenth century as a colonial outpost against Spanish and English dominance in the Caribbean, the island was transformed by the increase in European demand for sugar, coffee, and indigo. Like other colonial subjects, Martinicans met the labor needs of cash-crop cultivation by establishing plantations worked by enslaved Africans and by adopting the rigidly hierarchical social structure that accompanied chattel ...

Sweet Liberty: The Final Days of Slavery in Martinique 2012, University of Pennsylvania Press, Pennsylvania

ISBN-13: 9780812222272

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Sweet Liberty: The Final Days of Slavery in Martinique 2009, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9780812241723

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