Today, I am talking about the enslaved apothecaries, assistant surgeons and nurses who helped care for the sick at the Fort-Royal hospital, a paramedical activity that was not very common in the colonial and slave-owning society of the 18th century.
The Military Hospital of Fort-de-France #2/3 Enslaveds to Serve the Sick (a)
Today, I will continue the history of the Fort-Royal Hospital and tell you in detail about the men and women, enslaved, who served the sick at the end of the 18th century.
The Military Hospital of Fort-de-France #1/3 The Laborious Construction
Today, I am speaking to you about the military hospital of Fort-de-France, its project at the end of the 17th century and its laborious construction in the 18th century.
Bumidom Story : Péyi an nou of Jessica Oublié and Marie-Ange Rousseau
today, I'm talking to you about comics and French nugget: Péyi an nou, which tells the story of Bumidom and the movement of thousands of French Caribbean people to hexagonal France between 1963 and 1982..
The repeal of the prejudice of colour in the 1830s
Today, I talk to you about the legal prejudice of colour, but above all about its removal; because with it, it is my subject of study that disappears from official documents!
Behanzin, King of Dahomey: 12 years of forced exile in Martinique #2/2 From Villa Les Bosquets to Blida
Today, I am talking about Behanzin, King of Dahomey, who lived in forced exile in Fort-de-France in Martinique for 12 years.
Béhanzin, King of Dahomey: 12 Years of Forced Exile in Martinique #1/2 From Abomey to Fort Tartenson
Today, I am talking to you about Behanzin, king of Dahomey, so feared that he was exiled to Fort-de-France in Martinique for 12 years.
One word, one story : Chabin, Chabine
Today, I am talking to you about the words chabin, chabine, which, in our vocabulary in the Antilles, refers to a person who as very light complexion, but whose phenotypic features are reminiscent of a African person.
Exhibition : Caribbean Ties, connected people then and now
The exhibition Caribbean Ties, Connected People, then and now is circulating in the Caribbean and is to be discovered in Martinique at this time.
Database on Slavery in Martinique « Esclavage en Martinique »
For once, I'm talking about the background of the profession and an ambitious project of Manioc.org that was very close to my heart: a database "Slavery in Martinique".
A Reading of the Slave Registers by the African Ancestral Tradition… [Une lecture du registre matricule des esclaves par la tradition ancestrale africaine…] by Y. Corcessin et B. Dossa
A reading of the slave registry by the African ancestral tradition... a book to reconstruct a genealogy with slave ancestors and rebuild the link with Africa.
Marie-Rose Sequiera #2 The Social Rise of a Woman of Colour in French Guiana in the 18th Century
Two different sources that evoked the same colored woman in Cayenne? That was enough for me to wonder who was that charitable woman who had marked these men. Today, I am continuing the portrait of Marie-Rose or the social rise of a woman of colour in French Guiana in the 18th century.
Marie-Rose Sequiera #1 The Benefactress of the Deportees of the 18 Fructidor of Year V (1797)
Two different sources that evoked the same colored woman in Cayenne? That was enough for me to wonder who was that charitable woman who had marked these men. Today, I paint a portrait of Marie-Rose, a rich French Guyanese and a benefactor for the deportees, but not only!
Some Humans and a Volcano: the Different Eruptions of Mount Pelee
Do you know of any other eruptive events in Mount Pelée than those of the 20th century? Today, I am listing the eruptions of Mount Pelee that have occurred during a period of human settlement on the island, for about 4500 years.
Being a Family between Freedom and Slavery
Today, I will talk to you about strategies that people of colour have put in place to keep free and enslaved members of the same family united despite the legal constraints of the slavery and colonial system.
The Sea Maroons [Les Marrons de la mer] of Georges B. Mauvois
"The Sea Maroons", a poetic expression for sometimes tragic destinies: those of men and women who fled slavery by taking the path of water. Today, I am talking to you about maroonage and in particular the French book Les Marrons de la mer, escapes of slaves from Martinique to the Caribbean islands (1833-1848).
La mulâtresse Solitude Between History and Literature
This year, I fell in love with André Schwarz-Bart's novel La mulâtresse Solitude. Today, I am talking to you about the Guadeloupean Solitude, a symbol of women's struggle for freedom between history and literature....
Free Women of Colour in the Cinema: The House That Will Not Stand
Today I'm talking about free women of colour and 'The House That Will Not Stand', a film in the making based on Marcus Gardley's eponymous play.
Delgrès from History to Music: (Mwen Pwéféré) Mo Jodi !
Today, I would like to summarize the history of an emblematic figure in the tragic struggle against the restoration of slavery in Guadeloupe: Louis Delgrès. Then I take this opportunity to introduce you to Delgrès, the musical trio.
La Providence and Saint-Victor: 2 Establishments to Educate in Martinique in the 18th Century
Today, I am talking about education and boarding school "of Martinique's youth" in the 18th century.
L’îlet-à-Ramiers, a Smuggling Site in 1717
Today, I speak to you French settlers, English sailors, secret appointments and illegal trade. As a bonus, I'll tell you the island's nickname!
André dit Lucidor (v. 1718-1771), a Life between 3 Continents
After the portrait of his daughter Marie-Thérèse, I speak to you today of André dit Lucidor (c. 1718-1771) born in Africa, slave in Martinique and swordsmanship in Paris.
The Colour of the Land, a Story with an Ancestor at Random
Today, I am doing a family portrait, but above all I am talking about the transmission of the earth between whites and free of colour because it is quite a story!
The Manumission of « de facto Freed » by the French Royal Ordinance of 12 July 1832.
This year is the 170th commemoration of the abolition of slavery in Martinique in 1848. I wanted to introduce you to a member of my family who was freed on this occasion, but for the moment, there is none. How is that possible? ...