Why would a historian find this to be a biased source of information?
This passage comes from a white coffee planter named P. J. Laborie. He wrote this book to share his expertise with other Britons about the cultivation of coffee in Jamaica.
In order to make the best of the powers of the enslaved African, and to keep him helpless, punishment is unfortunately sometimes necessary. Such also is the case with soldiers, with sailors, and with all servile classes of men.
—P. J. Laborie:
The Coffee Planter of Saint Domingo, 1798
plantation women quilted, raise their children, and their husbands supervise work on the plantation. the average women had house and outdoor duties.women respected and bowed down to their husbands regardless of their class. women of the planter class could get out of doing most of these tasks.