Sugar, Slavery, and Society: Perspectives on the Caribbean, India, the Mascarenes, and the United States
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This interdisciplinary exploration of the effects and consequences of the cultivation of sugarcane and spread of the sugar industry in societies that relied on free, enslaved, and indentured labor compares the plantation systems used in the Caribbean and the southern United States with the small independent growers and cooperative units of India and the Mascarenes. In the literary works analyzed, the theme of resistance to the vagaries of the sugar plantation system that sought to dehumanize the workers stands out - resistance both by the enslaved and the indentured, by male and female. With regard to the enduring legacies of the sugar plantation system, this study highlights class formation and domination, the practice of racism, and economic growth punctuated by perpetual crisis. 4 tables, notes, references, index
About the Author
Bernard Moitt is associate professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University and the author of Women and Slavery in the French Antilles, 1635-1848.
- Imprint: University Press of Florida
- ISBN13: 9780813027791
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: University Press of Florida
- Release Date: 2005-01-31
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: Bernard Moitt is associate professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University and the author of Women and Slavery in the French Antilles, 1635-1848.