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An Archaeology and History of a Caribbean Sugar Plantation on Antigua

Georgia L. Fox


An Archaeology and History of a Caribbean Sugar Plantation on Antigua uses archaeological and documentary evidence to reconstruct daily life at Betty’s Hope plantation on the island of Antigua, one of the largest sugar plantations in the Caribbean. It demonstrates the rich information that the multidisciplinary approach of contemporary historical archaeology can offer when assessing the long-term impacts of sugarcane agriculture on the region and its people. Drawing on ten years of research at the 300-year-old site, the researchers uncover the plantation’s inner workings and its connections to ... More

Keywords: Betty’s Hope plantation, Antigua, sugar plantations, Atlantic slave trade, agriculture, historical archaeology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781683401285
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683401285.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Georgia L. Fox, editor
California State University, Chico

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Part I Introduction to Betty’s Hope Plantation

1 Introduction

Georgia L. Fox

2 The Great House

Georgia L. Fox

Part II Maintaining the Plantation

Part III Cane Agriculture and Its Legacy

8 The Landscape Legacies of Sugar and Rum

Suzanna M. Pratt, E. Christian Wells, and Anthony R. Tricarico

Part IV Enslaved Life at Betty’s Hope

Part V Betty’s Hope and Beyond

13 Beyond the Plantation

Christopher K. Waters

Part VI Cultural Heritage Management at Betty’s Hope

16 Using UAVs to Manage Archaeological Heritage

Erin Friedman, Cory Look, and Matthew Brown


Georgia L. Fox