New Book: « Un monde créole—Vivre aux Antilles au XVIIIe siècle »


Un monde créole—Vivre aux Antilles au XVIIIe siècle [A Creole World—Living in the 18th Century Caribbean] is a new book edited by Annick Notter and Erick Noël. Published by Geste Éditions, this collection of accessible essays is intended for a broad audience.

Description: After shedding light on what motivates settlement in the islands in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century, the book addresses the period of development of Creole society in its social, economic, and material aspects, its link with the metropolis, and its consequences in everyday life. The shock of revolution, abolition, and the revolts that subvert this universe, and the reconstruction implemented according to modalities proper to each island complete this exploration.

Abundant illustrations allow for an approach of various environments (Martinique, Guadeloupe, Saint Domingue), plantations of different crops (sugar cane, coffee or indigo) and internal social relations to the islands through little known or unpublished documents.

[Translated by Ivette Romero.] For more information, see

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