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Black History Month: Hidden lives and silent voices in the later eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries Caribbean island of Grenada.

In Britain it has always been a challenge to establish what sort of lives poorer people had during this period; the lives of black and mixed-race women in the British West Indies island of Grenada are even more difficult to uncover. However, through some of the testamentary documents left by white men with whom some of these women were associated, a little light may be shed on those women’s lives. Their own voices remain silent to us, but some aspects of their lives are revealed through evidence that, while clearly presented from the male perspective, nonetheless, tells us something about …