Today, I want to talk briefly about a blacksmith shop in the city of Fort-de-France in the 1830s and the enslaved urban blacksmiths who worked there.
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.
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.
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".
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.