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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2000)

Document title

Demise at the edge of empire : native depopulation in Dominica

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BURKE L. ; LOVELL W.G. ;

Abstract

Demographic studies of early contact time in the lesser Antilles almost are nonexistent. AA. present a method for estimating the contact population based on cassava production and a contact figure (13,000 to 17,000). The French missionary, Raymond Breton estimated a population of 4,000 to 5,000 in the mid-seventeenth century. There thus was considerable depopulation from contact with European sailors, who liked the island for its wood, fresh water, and geothermal springs. - (SLD)

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Yearbook. Conference of Latin Americanist geographers

Editor : ETATS-UNIS

Millesime : 2000, vol. 26 [pp. 1-16]

Bibliographic references : 72 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Réseau PRODIG - Paris

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