Stark used new archival sources to enlarge understanding of the range of labor, family, and production systems in the colonial Caribbean. . . .Recommended.
A welcome addition to the scholarship on slavery in the Americas, deepening our knowledge of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Puerto Rico and the western Caribbean.
--American Historical Review
Breaks new ground by using long-established methodologies. . . . Compel[s] a revision of prevailing wisdom about slavery in the Caribbean. . . . A major contribution to the study of slave demography, slave families, and comparative slavery generally.
--Journal of Interdisciplinary History
Delves into this shadowy landscape and the elusive enslaved Africans in its midst. . . . [A] major contribution to the field.
Underscores the significance of slavery in the island. . . . [Stark] has significantly advanced our understanding of Spanish Caribbean society in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
--New West Indian Guide