Case Studies in Early Societies : The Colonial Caribbean: Landscapes of Power in Jamaica's Plantation System Hardback
The Colonial Caribbean is an archaeological analysis of the Jamaican plantation system at the turn of the nineteenth century.
Focused specifically on coffee plantation landscapes and framed by Marxist theory, the analysis considers plantation landscapes using a multiscalar approach to landscape archaeology.
James A. Delle considers spatial phenomena ranging from the diachronic settlement pattern of the island as a whole to the organization of individual house and yard areas located within the villages of enslaved workers.
Delle argues that a Marxist approach to landscape archaeology provides a powerful theoretical framework to understand how the built environment played a direct role in the negotiation of social relations in the colonial Caribbean.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 266 pages, 7 Tables, unspecified; 16 Maps; 30 Halftones, unspecified; 18 Line drawings, unspecified
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 26/05/2014
- Category: History of the Americas
- ISBN: 9780521767705