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Rogue revolutionaries : the fight for legitimacy in the greater Caribbean

Author: Vanessa Mongey
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2020]
Series: Early American studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book is about the attempt, during the age of revolutions, to establish new independent republics around the greater Caribbean; the people out to establish these new republics were former solders, not the typical elites; they considered themselves revolutionaries. The question was who had the right to start a revolution and to start a new nation"--

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vanessa Mongey
ISBN: 9780812252552 0812252551
OCLC Number: 1141023012
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Gilbert Chinard Prize, granted by the Society for French Historical Studies.
Description: ix, 200 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of Key FiguresIntroduction. Foreigners of Desperate FortuneChapter 1. Ghostly Governments: Statehood and SovereigntyChapter 2. Traveling Words: Communication CircuitsChapter 3. American Freedom Fighters: The Struggle for EqualityChapter 4. Revolutionary Dreams: Diplomatic Games and International PoliticsChapter 5. Crocodiles and Country Houses: Revolutionary MemoriesConclusion. Monitoring the Contagion of RevolutionList of AbbreviationsNotesIndexAcknowledgments
Series Title: Early American studies.
Responsibility: Vanessa Mongey.


In Rogue Revolutionaries, Vanessa Mongey revives a lost and fleeting world of cosmopolitan radicalism through the stories of "foreigners of desperate fortune" who sought to ignite revolutions and  Read more...


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"By focusing on the lives of adventurers who wandered through the Greater Caribbean during the Age of Revolutions, Vanessa Mongey's excellent book offers an interpretation of the transition from Read more...

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