White Creole Women in the British West Indies: From Stereotype to Caricature

White Creole Women in the British West Indies: From Stereotype to Caricature

Date: December 2010
Creator: Northrop, Chloe Aubra
Description: Many researchers of gender studies and colonial history ignore the lives of European women in the British West Indies. The scarcity of written information combined with preconceived notions about the character of the women inhabiting the islands make this the "final frontier" in colonial studies on women. Over the long eighteenth century, travel literature by men reduced creole white women to a stereotype that endured in literature and visual representations. The writings of female authors, who also visited the plantation islands, display their opinions on the creole white women through their letters, diaries and journals. Male authors were preoccupied with the sexual morality of the women, whereas the female authors focus on the temperate lifestyles of the local females. The popular perceptions of the creole white women seen in periodicals, literature, and caricatures in Britain seem to follow this trend, taking for their sources the travel histories.
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Annual Report of the Office of Experiment Stations, June 30, 1910

Annual Report of the Office of Experiment Stations, June 30, 1910

Date: September 14, 1911
Creator: U.S. Department of Agriculture. Office of Experiment Stations.
Description: Volume provides a summary of the progress of each agricultural experiment station. Also includes statistics, discussions of foreign investigations, and selected studies.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Annual Report of the Office of Experiment Stations, June 30, 1908

Annual Report of the Office of Experiment Stations, June 30, 1908

Date: September 21, 1909
Creator: U.S. Department of Agriculture. Office of Experiment Stations.
Description: Volume provides a summary of the progress of each agricultural experiment station. Also includes statistics, discussions of foreign investigations, and selected studies.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department