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Papers offered on the Society's twenty second Annual assembly, held in Poitiers, thirteen are in French, three are in English. 6x9.5", viii+260 pp.

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Les Origines des Transformations de L'État Civil à la Guadeloupe La loi du 20 septembre 1792 dont nous avons parlé précédemment ne fut pas appliquée immédiatement à la Guadeloupe. C'est que d'abord il n'y avait aucune raison pour que les curés abandonnent leurs registres paroissiaux qu'ils ont tout simplement poursuivis sans y modifier grand chose. Ils y apportèrent peu de modifications: même différenciation entre libres et non libres, même titulature, aux libres étant réservés les titres de sieur ou de monsieur, les libres de couleur devant se contenter des dénominations le dit ou le nommé.

Durant le mariage, le ménage fournit l'image d'une société dans laquelle l'homme se conduit en seigneur et maître, mais la femme n'est pas ignorée pour autant. Elle remplace son époux en cas de maladie ou d'infirmité. A la mort du mari, elle veille à la conservation des biens au profit des enfants en attendant de les leur remettre au moment de leur mariage ou à leur majorité. A cause de la différence d'âge au mariage et d'une plus grande mortalité des hommes, les femmes sont ainsi amenées à jouer un grand rôle dans le maintien et la transmission des patrimoines.

00971244 subject : France--Colonies--North America--History--Congresses, France--Colonies--Caribbean Area--History--Congresses, French--North America--History--Congresses, French--Caribbean Area--History--Congresses. Page iii France in the New World Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Meeting of The French Colonial Historical Society David Buisseret, Editor MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS East Lansing Page iv Disclaimer: This book contains characters with diacritics. gif), netLibrary will represent them as they appear in the original text, and most computers will be able to show the full characters correctly.

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