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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Rémusat, Charles de, 1797-1875.
Saint-Domingue Plantation; or, The insurrection.
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2008
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Charles de Rémusat; Norman R Shapiro; Doris Y Kadish
|ISBN:||9780807149348 0807149349 0807133574 9780807133576|
|Description:||1 online resource (xxxvi, 169 pages) : 1 map|
|Contents:||Introduction / Doris Y. Kadish --
The Saint-Domingue Plantation; or, The Insurrection --
Map of Saint-Domingue appears opposite page 1.
|Other Titles:||Habitation de Saint-Domingue, ou, L'insurrection.
|Responsibility:||Charles de Rémusat ; translated by Norman R. Shapiro ; with an introduction and notes by Doris Y. Kadish.|
As the slave revolt unfolds, the play's white hero, Leon, realizes the discrepancy between his liberal political and philosophical ideas and the reality of his family's economic interests. The black hero, Timur, confronts the slaves' bloodthirsty desire to kill the masters, their resistance to his leadership, and the realization that freedom places heavy demands on him and the other insurgents."
"Translated into English by Norman R. Shapiro for the first time since its publication in 1825, The Saint-Domingue Plantation addresses a wide range of topics that anti-slavery activists raised during Charles de Remusat's time, including antitorture measures and slaves' access to the sacrament of marriage. An informative introduction by Doris Y. Kadish places the play in its historic and literary contexts, inviting further discussion and interpretation of this important work."--Jacket.