skip to content
General Alexandre Dumas : soldier of the French Revolution Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

General Alexandre Dumas : soldier of the French Revolution

Author: John G Gallaher
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Born Thomas Alexandre Davy de la Pailleterie in 1762 to an enslaved black woman and a white French nobleman, the young Thomas-Alexandre spent his first fourteen years on the island of Saint Domingue. Following his mother's death, Alexandre joined his father in Normandy in 1776. Later, he moved to Paris alone. In 1786, after losing financial support for his free Parisian life, Alexandre enlisted as a private in the
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gallaher, John G.
General Alexandre Dumas.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)607705845
Named Person: Thomas Alexandre Dumas; Dumas family.; Dumas family.; Thomas Alexandre Dumas; Thomas Alexandre Dumas
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John G Gallaher
ISBN: 0809320983 9780809320981
OCLC Number: 34886670
Description: x, 183 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: John G. Gallaher.
More information:

Abstract:

An account of the life of General Alexandre Dumas: father of writer Alexandre Dumas ("The Three Musketeers" and "The Count of Monte Cristo") and grandfather of playwright Alexandre Dumas. Born to an  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/34886670>
library:oclcnum"34886670"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
<http://viaf.org/viaf/22953927>
rdf:typeschema:Person
schema:birthDate"1762"
schema:deathDate"1806"
schema:familyName"Dumas"
schema:givenName"Thomas Alexandre"
schema:name"Dumas, Thomas Alexandre."
schema:name"Dumas family."
schema:name"Dumas, Thomas Alexandre, 1762-1806."
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:copyrightYear"1997"
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"1997"
schema:description"Quickly, Dumas earned a reputation for bravery. As a private in the cavalry, he embraced the ideas of the Revolution, becoming a steadfast republican early on and remaining so while serving in Bonaparte's army. From his rank of corporal in the newly formed Black Legion in 1792, he received a series of quick promotions until he reached the highest rank in the French army. He also became a favorite of Napoleon Bonaparte, who held him in high esteem and trusted him with important missions. In 1799, however, Dumas left Egypt when Napoleon wanted him to remain with the army. This plunged Dumas deeply into the dungeon of Napoleon's disfavor."@en
schema:description"Born Thomas Alexandre Davy de la Pailleterie in 1762 to an enslaved black woman and a white French nobleman, the young Thomas-Alexandre spent his first fourteen years on the island of Saint Domingue. Following his mother's death, Alexandre joined his father in Normandy in 1776. Later, he moved to Paris alone. In 1786, after losing financial support for his free Parisian life, Alexandre enlisted as a private in the French army under his mother's name - Dumas. Had his mother been white, he would have inherited his father's title and noble status; and if he had chosen military service, he would have entered the army with a commission."@en
schema:description"Later he was literally imprisoned in southern Italy until 1801. "Napoleon never forgave Dumas," Gallaher notes, "and even continued to punish his wife and children after his death." The study of Alexandre Dumas's life is also the study of race relations in Revolutionary France. Gallaher points out that before the Revolution, being half black was a hindrance to Dumas, a benefit in the middle of the Revolution when he was promoted to lieutenant colonel, and a nonfactor later in his career when he was promoted to general."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/316519826>
schema:genre"Military history"@en
schema:genre"Biography"@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"General Alexandre Dumas : soldier of the French Revolution"@en
schema:publication
schema:publisher
schema:workExample
wdrs:describedby

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.