Women Field Workers in Jamaica during Slavery

TitleWomen Field Workers in Jamaica during Slavery
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsMair, Lucille Mathurin
EditorMoore, Brian L., B.W. Higman, and Carl Campbell
Book TitleSlavery, Freedom and Gender: The Dynamics of Caribbean Society
PublisherUniversity of the West Indies Press
CityMona, Jamaica

Chapter 29 of the book "Caribbean Slavery in the Atlantic World: A Student Reader" is presented. It focuses on the plights of women field workers in Jamaica during the period of slavery. Despite their virtual non-existence in documents, there was an extensive involvement of slave women in the country's agricultural industry, particularly in sugar plantations. The works of such individuals as Elsa Goveia, Orlando Patterson and Michael Craton on the plight of women slaves are also cited. [Ebsco]

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