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Creating the Creole Island : slavery in eighteenth-century Mauritius

Author: Megan Vaughan
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2005.
Series: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mauritius was uninhabited until the arrival of the first colonists in the late 16th century. This book traces the history of immigration to the island & the complex creole society that developed from the mixing of European, African & Indian peoples.
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Vaughan, Megan.
Creating the Creole Island.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004015807
(OCoLC)56104250
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Megan Vaughan
ISBN: 9780822386919 0822386917
OCLC Number: 649910676
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 341 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: In the beginning --
Engineering a colony, 1735-1767 --
Enlightenment colonialism and its limits, 1767-1789 --
Roots and routes : ethnicity without origins --
A baby in the salt pans : mothering slavery --
Love in the torrid zone --
Reputation, recognition, and race --
Speaking slavery : language and loss --
Métissage and revolution --
Sugar, and abolition.
Series Title: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Responsibility: Megan Vaughan.
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