So today I'm talking about a new book Parcours contrastés des abolitionnistes Cyrille Bissette et Victor Schoelcher by Léo Ursulet, which recounts the parallel paths of the two important figures in the anti-slavery struggle in France in the first half of the 19th century.
Père Labat Recipes # 5 The art of candying fruits: syrup, jam, marmalade, jelly…
Today, I invite you to a little sweetness: the fruits consumed in jams, marmalade, jelly ... in the Caribbean of the time of Father Labat.
The « slave market » of Mouillage in Saint-Pierre, Martinique.
Today, I share with you my questions and my investigation on the "slave market" of the Mouillage in Saint-Pierre of Martinique.
Baptiste, « Noir du Domaine »[Black of the Domain], serving the hospital pharmacy
Today, I am gathering the elements of the life of Baptiste, an enslaved infirm "old negro" in 1833, who was formerly an apothecary.
Père Labat Recipes # 4 Drinking With And Without Alcohol In The Caribbean
Today, I propose to you to be looking at drinking with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks consumed in the Caribbean at the time of Father Labat. On the program: Sang-gris, Salibott, Ponche, Ouicou, Grappe...
Bordeaux Métisse by Julie Duprat
I received (autographed moreover!) Bordeaux Métisse, Esclaves et Affranchis du XVIIIe à L'Empire by Julie Duprat. Today, I begin the year 2022, as I ended the previous one: with the presentation of a book!
Kanawa, Caribbean Sea Adventures
Today, I'm talking about a bilingual (French/English) book, Kanawa, adventures in the Caribbean Sea which recounts the reconquest of Kalinagos construction and navigation skills and, beyond that, a rich human adventure.
1766, A Year of Risks For Martinique #3/3 The Tidal Wave And The Earthquake of September
Fire of part of the city in May, hurricane in August, tidal wave and earthquake in September. I report to you what the archives tell us about these events of 1766, a black year for the city of Foyal and its inhabitants, but also for the whole island. Today, in this last episode, I tell you about the tidal wave of 18 September and the earthquake of 19 September.
1766, a Year of Risks For Martinique #2/3 The Hurricane of August
Fire of part of the city in May, hurricane in August, tidal wave and earthquake in September. I report to you what the archives tell us about these events of 1766, a black year for the city of Foyal and its inhabitants, but also for the whole island. For this second part, we are interested in the violent hurricane that devastated the island during the night of 13 to 14 August, leaving families in mourning and in fear of famine.
1766, a Year of Risks For Martinique #1/3 The Fort-Royal Fire in May
Fire of part of the city in May, hurricane in August, tidal wave and earthquake in September. I report to you what the archives tell us about these events of 1766, a black year for the city of Foyal and its inhabitants, but also for the whole island. For the first of the three episodes, I am interested in the fire that broke out in the night of 19 to 20 May in the town of Fort-Royal, leaving an entire neighbourhood in ashes.
Marie Françoise Rose Le Chevalier de Longueil, married at 11 years and 18 days
I don't know where to start. How do you find a sympathetic catchphrase to tell the story of an 11-year-old's girl marriage? Today, with a knot in my stomach, I tell you about Marie Françoise Rose.
Père Labat Recipes # 3 The Pimentade (sauce-chien)
Today, I propose you to see the pimentade, whose heir is a classic of our seasonings in the French Caribbean, today called sauce-chien [dog-sauce].
Père Labat Recipes # 2 Taking Chocolate
Today, I propose to you to see the recipes of the hot chocolate, drink so appreciated in the Caribbean.
Des vies de combat – Femmes, noires et libres by Audrey Celestine
I found a little gem. I'm talking to you today about Des vies de combat — Femmes, noires et libres [Lives of Struggle - Women, Black and Free] by associate professor Audrey Celestine.
[on Symbole amitié] Database « Minutes notariales de Saint-Pierre »
Today, I present you the database "Minutes notariales de Saint-Pierre", a new resource very useful for researchers and full of perspectives for genealogy.
Père Labat Recipes # 1 Food and Fasting
Today, since we are in the season of Lent, I propose paradoxically - Labat being rather a worshipper of good food - to start this series on the question of fasting. On the menu: manatee, iguana, diablotin, coffee, tea and chocolate.
Revisit the Domaine de La Pagerie
Today, through the example of La Pagerie, I would like to talk to you about what goes on behind the scenes of the profession and to show you how scientific research can support museums, historical monuments and other cultural spaces to give meaning to the development of their collections and their heritage.
French Board Games on Caribbean #2
Today, I'm going to talk to you about French board games to get to know our Caribbean better!
The Trial of Emilie (1776-1806) in 1806
Today, I wanted to share a singular story about the Domaine de La Pagerie: the trial in June 1806 of Émilie, enslaved, for attempted poisoning of his mistress.
Mes quatre femmes of Gisèle Pineau
Today, I suggest you read Gisèle Pineau's Frencn novelMes quatre femmes between historical memory, genealogy and literature.
Vayaboury (v. 1839-18..)
100 words for a life: portrait of Vayaboury, my ancestor from India.
French Prejudice of Colour #6/6 In The Lives of People
Today, I would like to share with you some excerpts from archives that touched me, as glimpses into the lives of free people of colour and the weight of colour prejudice for them.
French Prejudice of Colour #5/6 Its legal expression (c)
Today I continue the study of the prejudice of colour with the measures seeking to control the development of the group of Free People of Colour and those that segregated and discriminated against them.
French Prejudice of Colour #4/6 Its Legal Expression (b)
Today, I'm going to talk to you about the various measures taken against free people of colour who coerced them in their daily lives.