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Freedom papers : an Atlantic odyssey in the age of emancipation

Author: Rebecca J Scott; Jean M Hébrard
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.
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Around 1785, a woman was taken from her home in Senegambia and sent to Saint-Domingue in the Caribbean. Those who enslaved her there named her Rosalie. Her later efforts to escape slavery were the beginning of a family's quest, across five generations and three continents, for lives of dignity and equality. Freedom Papers sets the saga of Rosalie and her descendants against the background of three great antiracist  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Tinchant family.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca J Scott; Jean M Hébrard
ISBN: 9780674047747 0674047745
OCLC Number: 755640709
Description: 259 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: The cigar maker writes to the general --
"Rosalie, black woman of the Poulard nation" --
"Rosalie ... my slave" --
Citizen Rosalie --
Crossing the gulf --
The land of the rights of man --
Joseph and his brothers --
"The term public rights should be made to mean something" --
Horizons of commerce --
Citizens beyond nation --
Epilogue: "For a racial reason."
Responsibility: Rebecca J. Scott and Jean M. Hébrard.

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This saga opens with the enslavement of a woman from Senegambia, and then traces her family's quest, across five generations, for lives of dignity and equality. The story of Rosalie and her  Read more...

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It's a brilliant book. -- Henry Louis Gates Jr. Boston Globe 20111204 A sweeping tale of a fascinating family and the complex history of the African diaspora. -- Vanessa Bush Booklist 20120201 In Read more...

 
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