Cultivation and Culture: Labor and the Shaping of Slave Life in the Americas / Edition 1

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Labor and the Shaping of Slave Life in the Americas 1
Pt. 1 The Labor Force
1 Sugar Production and Slave Women in Jamaica 49
2 Sugar and Coffee Cultivation in Saint Domingue and the Shaping of the Slave Labor Force 73
Pt. 2 The Economy
3 Sugar Cultivation and Slave Life in Antigua before 1800 101
4 Coffee Planters and Coffee Slaves in the Antilles: The Impact of a Secondary Crop 124
5 Obligation and Right: Patterns of Labor, Subsistence, and Exchange in the Cotton Belt of Georgia, 1790-1860 138
6 Plantation Labor Organization and Slave Life on the Cotton Frontier: The Alabama-Mississippi Black Belt, 1815-1840 155
7 Slave Life, Slave Society, and Tobacco Production in the Tidewater Chesapeake, 1620-1820 170
Pt. 3 The Slaves' Economy
8 Provision Ground and Plantation Labor in Four Windward Islands: Competition for Resources during Slavery 203
9 Une Petite Guinee: Provision Ground and Plantation in Martinique, 1830-1848 221
10 As "A Kind of Freeman"?: Slaves' Market-Related Activities in the South Carolina Up Country, 1800-1860 243
11 Independent Economic Production by Slaves on Antebellum Louisiana Sugar Plantations 275
Notes 303
Contributors 379
Index 381
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