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.
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!
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.
[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.
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.
French Prejudice of Colour #3/6 Its Legal Expression (a)
Today, I would like to talk about the construction of the prejudice of colour from a legal point of view, by focusing on the emergence of the free people of colour as a legal group and by contextualizing the legal expression of the prejudice in relation to the society of order in the Kingdom of France.
French Prejudice of Colour #2/6 The Stereotypical Image of Blacks
Today I am talking about the image of the Black man, because it has fed not only social attitudes, but also legislative decisions, constituting colour prejudice, at the highest levels of the state.
French Prejudice of Colour #1/6 « Functional » Racism
Today, the first episode of a series on prejudice of color; I explain the concept of racist system.
The Military Hospital of Fort-de-France #3/3 Enslaveds to Serve the Sick (b)
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.
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".
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!