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Type: Paper
Paper Title: COMMODITIES AND COLONIALISM: FRENCH FAIENCE, SPANISH REFORMS, AND ISLEÑO SETTLERS IN 18TH-CENTURY LOUISIANA.
Author: ROB MANN (Louisiana State University)   
Date/Time: Wed., 8:30 PM
Co-Author(s): ROB MANN (Louisiana State University) 
Abstract: During the late 18th century several hundred Canary Islanders (Isleños) were relocated to a remote village at the very edge of Spanish Louisiana. Recent archaeological investigations at the site of this village, known as Galveztown, are beginning to reveal the complex social processes at work on the Spanish frontier. The Isleños had very little control over the materiality of their daily lives as suggested by the presence of everyday tablewares such as French faience. Faience and other global commodities found their way to Galveztown as the result of a complex web of social relations of production, exchange, and power far removed from the quotidian concerns of the villagers. The Isleños, it seems, were caught up in the turbulent slipstream of various colonialisms that both enabled and were enabled by the rapid circulation of commodities, bodies, and ideologies throughout the Circum-Caribbean-Atlantic world.

Program Number: 1-0760
Session Title: MATERIALITY OF THE SLIPSTREAM: DEEPENING HISTORICAL ANTHROPOLOGIES OF THE CIRCUM-CARIBBEAN AND GULF COAST
Session Sponsor: Archaeology Division
Session Date/Time: Wed., 8:00 PM-9:45 PM
Organizer(s): ROB MANN (Louisiana State University), MARK REES (University of Louisiana-Lafayette) 
Chair(s): MARK REES (University of Louisiana-Lafayette)  
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