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The Last Turtlemen of the Caribbean: Waterscapes of Labor, Conservation, and Boundary Making

Sharika D. Crawford


Illuminating the entangled histories of the people and commodities that circulated across the Atlantic, Sharika D. Crawford assesses the Caribbean as a waterscape where imperial and national governments vied to control the profitability of the sea. Crawford places the green and hawksbill sea turtles and the Caymanian turtlemen who hunted them at the center of this waterscape. The story of the humble turtle and its hunter, she argues, came to play a significant role in shaping the maritime boundaries of the modern Caribbean. Crawford describes the colonial Caribbean as an Atlantic commons where ... More

Keywords: Sea turtle, Cayman, Turtlemen, nineteenth, twentieth centuries, Maritime Boundaries, Conservation, Caribbean

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781469660219
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469660219.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sharika D. Crawford, author
United States Naval Academy