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First Name
Sylvie
Last Name
Meslien
Affiliation
Independant scholar
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Keywords
French Caribbean - Kallinagos - Slavery - Sugar canne story - History of English-French relations in the Caribbean - XVII and XVIIIe centuries - History of sugarcane
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About Me

Doctor in Modern History at the University of Paris IV – Sorbonne, I defended a thesis on slavery in the English West Indies and the French Lesser Antilles of the 17th century. I am interested in the history of slavery in the Lesser Antilles in France and England between the 17th and 19th centuries. I have also carried out work on the history of sugar cane and sugar plantations in Martinique and Guadeloupe. The architectural and cultural heritage of the French West Indies is also one of my interests.

 

Recent Publications

Book – La canne à sucre et ses enjeux aux Antilles françaises des origines à nos jours – 160 p. / Sugar cane and its challenges in the French West Indies from the beginning to the present day

Expositions – Usines centrales et réseaux ferrés à la Martinique / Exhibitions – Central factories and rail networks in Martinique

Exposition – Les Amérindiens d’hier à aujourd’hui / Exhibition – Amerindians from yesterday to today

 

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Lesser Antilles
Expertise by Geography
Caribbean
Expertise by Chronology
2, 3, 4
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Colonialism, Indigenous Peoples, Libraries & Archives, Local & Regional, Slavery