Capitalism and Cloves

An Archaeology of Plantation Life on Nineteenth-Century Zanzibar

Authors: Croucher, Sarah K.

  • Provides new insight into colonialism in a non-Western setting
  • Presents a detailed case study in a larger theoretical framework
  • Explores common historical archaeological themes in a new context
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About this book

This study of nineteenth-century clove plantations on Zanzibar provides an important contribution to debates in global historical archaeology. Broadening plantation archaeology beyond the Atlantic World, this work addresses plantations run by Omani Arab colonial rulers of Zanzibar. Drawing on archaeological and historical data, this book argues for the need to examine non-Western contexts of colonialism and capitalism as coeval with those in the North Atlantic World. This work explores themes of capitalism, colonialism, plantation landscapes, African Diaspora communities, gender and sexuality, locally produced and imported goods in historic contexts, and Islamic historical archaeology.

About the authors

Sarah K. Croucher is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Archaeology, and Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University. Her research broadly explores nineteenth-century African Diaspora contexts, largely through the study of East Africa. She is interested in questions of identity and power, and theoretical debates in historical archaeology. Her current research  is based in Middletown, Connecticut, where she directs a community archaeology project examining the Beman Triangle, a mid-nineteenth century free African American community associated with the AME Zion Church where she is examining racialized, gendered, and community identities in relation to the neighborhood landscape.

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“Capitalism and Cloves is a brave book. It is based primarily on a surface survey of clove plantations in four areas of Unguja and Pemba islands, and the excavation of an Arab plantation owner’s house near Piki on Pemba. … is an original study that has much to recommend it. It raises important questions about Zanzibar’s past and its interpretation, is replete with interesting observations, and will no doubt be consulted by students and researchers for many years to come.” (Martin Walsh, Tanzanian Affairs, Issue 111, May-August, 2015)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Croucher, Sarah K.

    Pages 1-27

  • Why Clove Plantations: East African Archaeology, History, and Anthropology

    Croucher, Sarah K.

    Pages 29-58

  • Plantation Landscapes

    Croucher, Sarah K.

    Pages 59-85

  • The Archaeology of Slavery

    Croucher, Sarah K.

    Pages 87-143

  • Plantation Households

    Croucher, Sarah K.

    Pages 145-183

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Hardcover $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Capitalism and Cloves
Book Subtitle
An Archaeology of Plantation Life on Nineteenth-Century Zanzibar
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-8471-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-8471-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-8470-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4187-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 256
Number of Illustrations and Tables
18 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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