African Caribbean Slave Mothers and Children: Traumas of Dislocation and Enslavement Across the Atlantic World

  title={African Caribbean Slave Mothers and Children: Traumas of Dislocation and Enslavement Across the Atlantic World},
  author={Barbara Ann Bush},
  journal={Caribbean Quarterly},
  pages={69 - 94}
  • B. Bush
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Caribbean Quarterly
In this article, I explore the impact of slavery and the Slave trade on the most fundamental relationship in human societies, the bond between mother and child. Firstly, I review European accounts of motherhood and childrearing (pre-enslavement) in the African cultures of origin. Secondly, I address the traumas of dislocation and enslavement during the Middle Passage. This is followed by some insights into the experiences of women and children in Caribbean Slave societies where I argue that… Expand
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