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Free and French in the Caribbean : Toussaint Louverture, Aimé Césaire, and narratives of loyal opposition

Author: John Patrick Walsh
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2013.
Series: Blacks in the diaspora.
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In Free and French in the Caribbean, John Walsh studies the writings of Toussaint Louverture and Aimé Césaire to examine how they conceived of and narrated two defining events in the decolonializing of the French Caribbean: the revolution that freed the French colony of Saint-Domingue in 1803 and the departmentalization of Martinique and other French colonies in 1946. Walsh emphasizes the connections between these  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Walsh, John Patrick, 1971-
Free and French in the Caribbean
(DLC) 2013002202
(OCoLC)783167557
Named Person: Toussaint Louverture; Aimé Césaire; Aimé Césaire; François Dominique Toussaint Louverture; Aimé Césaire; Toussaint Louverture; Aimé Césaire; François Dominique Toussaint Louverture
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Patrick Walsh
ISBN: 0253008107 9780253008107 1299466842 9781299466845
OCLC Number: 840267121
Description: 1 online resource (page cm).
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I. Toussaint Louverture; 1 Toussaint Louverture and the Family of Saint-Domingue; 2 Under the Stick of Maître Toussaint; 3 "Free and French": La Constitution de la colonie française de Saint-Domingue; 4 Toussaint Louverture at a Crossroads: The Mémoire of the "First Soldier of the Republic of Saint Domingue"; Part II. Aimé Césaire; 5 Césaire Reads Toussaint: The Haitian Revolution and the Problem of Departmentalization; 6 Haitian Building: La tragédie du roi Christophe; Conclusion: Artisans of Free and French; Notes.
Series Title: Blacks in the diaspora.
Responsibility: John Patrick Walsh.

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Offers a deeper understanding of the historical and contemporary problem of "free and French" in the Caribbean  Read more...

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