Bernard Moitt – Slavery in the Caribbean and United States and United States: Comparison and Contrasts.
Dr. Bernard Moitt of Virginia Commonwealth University lectured on slavery in the Caribbean, using slides to illustrate his points.
Equiano is a good work to look at – There are questions about it, but a legitimate account of how people were captured and transported. Africans had a hand in it as well. A complex business investments involving many parties. Suffering was tremendous from capture to landing. Amount of resistance was great in spite of the cruelty and great fear imposed through terror.
Caribbean served as a model for development of model – as well as the system of resistance. Sugar revolution in Barbados – 1640. Barbados mother for rest of Caribbean.
Bernard’s 2002 Stratford Presentation:
Bernard Moitt. Women and Slavery in the French Antilles, 1635-1848. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001. xviii + 218 pp. Tables, maps, notes, bibliography, index. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 0-253-21452-1.