An outstanding contribution to the study of slavery and Cuban historical archaeology. . . . Essential.
A much-needed perspective. . . . This book should become core reading in historical archaeology, not only for its rich and thorough contextualization of the case of Cuba in the wider history of slavery but also for its understated but powerful theoretical enclosure.
An important contribution to the small number of in-depth studies of plantations in the Spanish Caribbean, offering not only archaeologists, but also those interested in colonialism and the African diaspora an important comparative case-study.
--Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology
This book, in addition to contributing to what we know about the life of an enslaved person in one particular plantation, also provides information about the region, going from microhistory to a Caribbean context. Its contribution to Cuban archaeology is fundamental.
A quiet, accessibly written discussion of what objects do to the people who use them.
--New West Indian Guide