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Liberty, fraternity, exile : Haiti and Jamaica after emancipation

Author: Matthew J Smith
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : The University of North Carolina Press, 2014. ©2014
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This is a unique history of the major Caribbean countries of Haiti and Jamaica from the 19th to the early 20th centuries expressed through the connections in their histories. The book explores simultaneously the post-slavery evolution of two once wealthy islands in close proximity as well as their place in a world dominated by great powers that alternately neglected and asserted control over them. It shows that the  Read more...
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Smith, Matthew J.
Liberty, fraternity, exile : Haiti and Jamaica after emancipation.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : The University of North Carolina Press, ©2014
xiv, 409 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew J Smith
ISBN: 9781469617992 1469617994 9781469617985 1469617986 1469617978 9781469617978
OCLC Number: 893679798
Description: 1 online resource (428 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction: Beyond the mountains, the sea --
Part I: Collapse, 1838-1859 --
The opportunity of freedom --
One common ruin --
Moral revolutions --
Between empires --
Part II: Revolutions, rebellion, and refugees, 1860-1870 --
Return of liberty --
The course of time --
The troubles of 1865 --
War and peace --
Part III: Disorder and progress, 1870-1888 --
The power of the crown --
The unfortunate republic --
Perpetual exile --
Part IV: A new imperialism, 1890-1915 --
Age of promise --
La Republique C'est la Paix --
Through colonial eyes --
A party of exiles --
Epilogue: Binding tides.
Responsibility: Matthew J. Smith.

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In this moving microhistory of nineteenth-century Haiti and Jamaica, Matthew J. Smith details the intimate connections that illuminate the conjoined histories of both places after slavery. He argues  Read more...

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