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Conscripts of modernity : the tragedy of colonial enlightenment

Author: David Scott
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Uses C.L.R. James'sThe Black Jacobins as a jumping-off point for a reconsideration of colonial and postcolonial concepts of history, politics, and agency.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Scott, David, 1958-
Conscripts of modernity.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)645828614
Named Person: C L R James; Toussaint Louverture; Toussaint Louverture
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Scott
ISBN: 082233433X 9780822334330 0822334445 9780822334446
OCLC Number: 55624555
Description: 279 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Futures past --
Romanticism and the longing for anticolonial revolution --
Conscripts of modernity --
Toussaint's tragic dilemma --
The tragedy of colonial enlightenment.
Responsibility: David Scott.
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