Cuba had the largest slave society of the Spanish colonial empire. At Santa Ana de Biajacas the plantation owner sequestered slaves behind a massive masonry wall. In the first archaeological investigation of a Cuban plantation by an English speaker, Theresa Singleton explores how elite Cuban planters used the built environment to impose a hierarchical social order upon slave laborers.
Edited by Craig N. Cipolla and Katherine Howlett Hayes
Pub Date: 2/11/2020
Inciting a critical examination of the lasting consequences of ancient and modern colonialism on descendant communities, this wide-ranging volume includes essays on Roman Britain, slavery in Brazil, and contemporary Native Americans.
Using data collected from different sites throughout the lowlands, including the Vaca Plateau and the Belize River Valley, Brett Houk presents the first synthesis of these unique ruins and discusses methods for mapping and excavating them.
In this interdisciplinary study, Barbara Voss examines religious, environmental, cultural, and political differences at the Presidio of San Francisco, California, to reveal the development of social identities within the colony.
Russell K. Skowronek, M. James Blackman, and Ronald L. Bishop
Pub Date: 9/9/2014
In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, much of what is now the western United States was known
as Alta California, a distant corner of New Spain. The presidios, missions, and
pueblos of the region have yielded a rich trove of ceramics materials, though
they have been sparsely analyzed in the literature. Ceramic Production in Early Hispanic California examines those materials to reinterpret the economic position of Alta California in the Spanish Colonial Empire.