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A colony of citizens : revolution & slave emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787-1804

Author: Laurent Dubois
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Va., by the University of North Carolina Press, ©2004.
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The idea of universal rights is often understood as the product of Europe, but as this book demonstrates, it was profoundly shaped by the struggle over slavery and citizenship in the French  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Dubois, Laurent, 1971-
Colony of citizens.
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Va., by the University of North Carolina Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)663384709
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laurent Dubois
ISBN: 0807828742 9780807828748 0807855367 9780807855362
OCLC Number: 53002644
Description: x, 452 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Insurrection and the language of rights --
A social cartography --
Prophetic rumor --
The insurgent republic --
The arrival of emancipation --
Making slaves citizens --
Worthy of the nation --
War and emancipation --
The mark of freedom --
The revolution's spiral --
The promise of revolution --
The road to Matouba --
Defending the republic --
The new imperial order --
"Vivre libre ou mourir!" --
The exiled republic.
Responsibility: Laurent Dubois.
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"Adroitly linking the dramatic black revolutions of Guadeloupe and Saint Domingue, Laurent Dubois neatly balances the local and Atlantic dimensions and stakes a claim to the centrality of those Read more...

 
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