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An examination of slavery

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Bawaya,Michael (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
Summer, 2010
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, History, Slavery, Virginia, Archaeology, Monticello (Virginia), Papine (Kingston, Jamaica)
Notes:
Archaeologists are studying changes in slaves' lives in the Caribbean and the United States. Some 57,000 artifacts have been recovered from Papine, ranging from tools to ceramics to glass bottles to beads. A number of ackee trees grow on the site, and oral tradition has it that ackee and other fruit trees are good indicators of historic habitation sites.