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An archaeology of Black markets: local ceramics and economies in eighteenth-century Jamaica

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Hauser,Mark W. (Author), Florida museum of natural history (Author)
Format:
Book, Whole
Publication Date:
2008
URL:
http://www.worldcat.org/isbn/9780813032610
Published:
Gainesville: University Press of Florida
ISBN:
9780813032610
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, History, Economic conditions, Jamaica, Blacks, Slavery, 18th century, Excavations (archaeology), Pottery
Notes:
269 p., In 18th-century Jamaica, an informal, underground economy existed among enslaved laborers. Utilizes both documentary and archaeological evidence to reveal how slaves practiced their own systematic forms of economic production, exchange, and consumption. Hauser compares the findings from a number of previously excavated sites and presents new analyses that reinterpret these collections in the context of island-wide trading networks